Monday, December 27, 2010

Operation Restock

     The Sheet Metal Workers Local #263 are working with the Building Pros of Eastern Iowa to collect and distribute food to local families in need. Spread the word.  NO donation is too small. Every food item and every penny donated is appreciated. You'll have many opportunities to make Operation Restock a success. We currently have collection boxes at the union hall and training center. If you are attending a union event or training event, at the Training Center or union hall, please bring a can of food or a non-perishable food item and make a donation in the Operation Restock collection box. All donations will go to the HACAP emergency food pantry. The demand on the food pantry is up 30% this year. Families right here in Eastern Iowa are struggling to get by and many adults and children are going hungry. 
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 Operation Restock
The Building Pros have launched OPERATION RESTOCK and are committed to raise funds for at least 250,000 pounds of food for local area emergency food pantries. All cash or food donations are tax deductible. If you wish more information as to how to help OPERATION RESTOCK, just click here for more information and thank you in advance for helping The Building Pros help our neighbors. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

SMWIA Children's Christmas Party & Retiree Holiday Dinner

Union Workers were busy during past few weeks enjoying the holidays.  On December 12th the children's Christmas party was held.  Likewise the retired union members from Local 263 got together to celebrate the season.  A few pictures from each event.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Signaling, Hoisting, and Crane Rigging - CEU

Thursday January 6th
4:30-8:30 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Sheet Metal Training Center
**(Bring Your Calculator)**
Instructor Jerry Hintz/ Howard Smith
Dinner will be provided
OSHA now requires every person signaling for a crane operator to be properly certified in signaling.  This class will provide that certification and will be qualified for state CEU credit. 

Contact Jennifer at the SMWIA #263 office to register --  (319)396-8045