Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Veteran's Plaque

Sheet Metal Workers Local 263 Quaker employees Kevin Pudil, Steve Devereux and Mike Todd constructed a Veterans Plaque

The Marion Color Guard held a flag raising ceremony on Veterans Day.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

OSHA-4 Update - January 12, 2012

 OSHA-4 Update
4:30-8:30 p.m.
Training School
500 66th Avenue SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4764
Light Lunch provided.
Call Jenn in the office  to register.  ph. (319) 396-8045
Counts toward CEUs - 4 hours Safety.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Getting Ready - Children's Christmas Party

December 11, 2011 was the date for  the Sheet Metal Worker's annual Children's Christmas Party.  There was much work to get ready: conferring with Santa about appropriate presents, wrapping packages, decorating trees, tables and arranging for refreshments.  Thanks Jennifer Skalsky (SMWIA #263 office) for all of YOUR work in organizing, and those who helped, including Joe Roman (Climate Engineers) who took these pictures.
And a BIG thank you to the following people who helped before, during, and after.  All the help made the party a success and a community effort.  Thank you to:
    1.      Lyna Berry (Shopping, wrapping, set up, cookie Table, and clean up)
    2.      Collette Barnes (Shopping, Wrapping,  Feather’s in the Girls hair, and clean up)
    3.      Veronica Weeks (Shopping, Wrapping, and Clean up)
    4.      Tiffany McElmeel (Wrapping)
    5.      Serena Ward (Wrapping)
    6.      Jody Mahnke (Wrapping set-up and sign up)
    7.      Danielle Mahnke ) (Set-Up and Sign up)
    8.      Kevin Skalsky ( Tending drink area and handing out gifts)
    9.      Mac Ricklefs (Helped with Feathers and handing out gifts)
    10.     Brad Cable (Set up & clean up)
    11.     Gary Ulfers ( Set up, Clean up, Passing out cake)
    12.     John Houser ( Set up & Clean up)
    13.     Mike Kane ( Wrapping, set-up  and clean up)
    14.     Joe Roman ( Set up)
    15.     Rick Becker ( Wrapping, set up and clean up)
    16.     Randy Sconyers (Wrapping, set up and clean up) 17.     Jerry Hinz (the Ultimate one handing out gifts)
    ( All the others that jumped in and helped clean the Hall up!! Your help is greatly appreciated!! )
(And all those kids that jumped in at the end and helped clean up, ranging from age 5-11) Thank you so much!!!
All that is needed now is Santa.

Waiting for the children and their parents/grandparents etc.


Pictures of the festivities coming soon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OSHA Class - Dec. 8th; IA Mech Code - Dec. 15th

  Thursday, December 8, 2011
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
OSHA-4 Class
Course held at SMWIA #263 Training Center
provides 4 hours of CEU safety credit
Light meal provided
~ ~ ~ ~
Thursday, December 15, 2011
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Iowa Mechanical CODE Class
Course held at SMWIA #263 Training Center
provides 2 hours of CEU credit
NO LUNCH

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

smc

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

OSHA class - November 3, 2011 - CEU

Thursday November 3, 2011 
4:30-8:30 p.m.
OSHA4 -Update
Course held at SMWIA #263 Training Center
provides 4 hours of CEU safety credit
Light meal provided

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

smc

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Shirt Designs


     New shirts are available at the union hall and at  union meetings also for a limited time (12-31-2011)  all t-shirts are half price

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

OSHA 10 Certification & 4-Hour Update

Saturday, October 8, 2011
8:00 a.m. to noon for 4-hour update

Saturday October 8, 2011
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 10-hour certification
and
Saturday October 15, 2011
8:00 a.m for completion of 10-hour certification
Contact Jenn at the Union at 319-396-8045 to register
will qualify for state safety CEU credit

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vote - September 13, 2011 School Board Election- Endorsed Candidates

VOTE September 13, 2011 - These candidates are endorsed by Local #263 - please read the flyer below for more information and vote to support these candidates for the Cedar Rapids Iowa School Board.

[X] Dustin Weiland
[X] Karen Hartleb
[X]  Sunny Story
[X]  Kathy Ulrich
 




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Labor Day September 5, 2011

Labor Day Picnic 2011
Presented by:  Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO
Monday September 3rd 11:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.
Free food pop and beer
(lunch served 11:30 -1:30)
Live music
Kids entertainment including inflatables
Free door prizes.
Popcorn provided by Sheet Metal Workers #263
Location- Hawkeye Downs Speedway
4400 6th Street  SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
All union members  (retirees) and families are invited
Any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help with the picnic, call Marissa at the Labor Council
319-396-8461

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 18th class - Housting, Rigging, Signaling

Housting, Rigging, Signaling 
August 18, 2011, Thursday
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Held at SMWIA 263 Training Center
Light lunch will  be provided.
Eligible for 4 hours CEU credit - HVAC
Please call Jenn at the office 319-396-8045 to register.
Minimum participants must be registered to ensure class is held so please register ASAP.

-smc

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 28th Rigging Class

Housting, Rigging, Signaling 
July 28, 2011, Thursday
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Light lunch will  be provided.
Eligible for 4 hours CEU credit - HVAC
Please call Jenn at the office 319-396-8045 to register.

-smc

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Labor Poker Run And Solidarity Ride

1st Annual
Labor Poker Run
Solidarity Ride
Saturday, August 20th 2011
Registration: 8:30 a.m.-10:00a.m Teamsters Hall
All Bikes  Welcome
100% of proceeds go to: Aid to Women, Veterans and HACAP Food Reservoir

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

August 8th Membership Meeting Canceled

The August 8th 2011 general membership meeting has been canceled due to the Business Agent Conference in Chicago IL. that is being held from August 8th to 11th. The next membership meeting will be September 12, 2011 at 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CEU Class added to June Schedule

June 30, 2011
4:30 - 8:30 p.m
.
CEU Class -- Hoisting, Rigging, Signaling Class
Qualifies for 4 hours of HVAC CEU credit
Light meal provided.
Call Jennifer at 396-8045 to sign up.

For other June - September classes check our earlier entry.

smc

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CEU classes - June 2011; September

Safety First - OSHA
Thursday June 16th  
4:30-8:30 p.m.
OSHA4 -Update
provides 4 hours of CEU safety credit
Light meal provided

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




Thursday June 23th  
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Code - Update
provides 2 hours of CEU credit
no meal
Contact Jennifer at the SMWIA #263 office to register -- 
(319) 396-8045

Tuesday - Wednesday evenings  
September 27 and 28, 2011 
First Aid - CPR
Open to Journeymen ONLY
Class limited to 24 participants
light meal provided

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


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All 4 One Rally

Several Local 263 Sheet Metal Workers made the bus trip last April to join in on the labor rally in Des Moines at the capital building.  We were protesting anti labor bills and executive order 69 banning project labor agreements

Thursday, May 5, 2011

CEU Classes - June 2011

Safety First - OSHA

Thursday June 16th  
4:30-8:30 p.m.
OSHA4 -Update
provides 4 hours of CEU safety credit
Light meal provided

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


smc

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Annual International Sheet Metal Competition-Las Vegas 2011


Curtis Hlas, apprentice at Universal Climate Control, and Jeremiah Kenny, apprentice at Ladco,   represented SMWIA Local #263 at the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition held in Las Vegas, NV - March 6-10, 2011.  Instructor and JATC Coordinator Jerry Hintz accompanied the apprentices.



Contests were held in five long-standing categories: HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), industrial/welding, service, architectural and TAB (Test Adjust Balance in heating and air conditioning). These categories were open only to apprentices. A sixth category, detailing, has been added. This category is open to both apprentices and journeymen. The detailing category was added as a result of a shift in the industry. Detailing skills – which allow sheet metal workers to generate and manage building data on the computer using BIM (building information modeling) software – are becoming increasingly in-demand in the industry. The winner of this year's contest in the detailing category was awarded a brand new Dodge Truck.

smc

Friday, April 22, 2011

CEU Classes in May - Register now

CEU opportunities for MAY  - New offering on the 5th; and a relisting of 6 hours of classes (2 classes) for the 14th.   Take advantage of these class offerings now.  Call Jen at the office to  register for either of the three courses.
Thursday May 5th  
4:30-8:30 p.m.
OSHA-Update
provides 4 hours of CEU safety credit
Light meal provided

Saturday May 14th  
(TWO CLASSES -- 8-2 p.m.)
8:00 to 10:00 am 
Iowa Mechanical Code Update --  2 CEU hours Code Training
10:00am to 2:00 pm
Hoisting, Rigging, and Signaling 4hrs HVAC Training CEU's
Rolls and Coffee in a.m. --------Light Lunch provided at noon

Contact Jennifer at the SMWIA #263 office to register --  (319)396-8045
All classes are held at the:
Cedar Rapids Workers Sheet Metal Training Center
500 66th Avenue SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4764  
smc

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April - May 2011 Schedule CEU Classes

Please note that no classes are currently scheduled for June, July, and August. If these courses do not meet your needs and you need additional CEU hours please contact Jenn in the SMWIA#263 office or Jerry Hintz.  Jerry 319-521-5395         Jenn 319-396-8045
~~~~~~~~~~~
Register TODAY for these CEU courses offered by Local 263:
April 7, 2011 (Thursday)
OSHA-4 Update
4:30 till 8:30   Light meal provided

April 14, 2011 (Thursday)
Signaling, Hoisting, and Crane Rigging

4:30 till 8:30   Light meal 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.


April 21, 2011
Thursday 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Iowa Mechanical Code Update -  2 hrs CEU's

Saturday May 14th  
(TWO CLASSES -- 8-2 p.m.)
8:00 to 10:00 am 
Iowa Mechanical Code Update --  2 CEU hours Code Training
10:00am to 2:00 pm
Hoisting, Rigging, and Signaling 4hrs HVAC Training CEU's
Rolls and Coffee in a.m. --------Light Lunch provided at noon

Contact Jennifer at the SMWIA #263 office to register --  (319)396-8045
All classes are held at the:
Cedar Rapids Workers Sheet Metal Training Center
500 66th Avenue SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4764 


smc

Thursday, March 17, 2011

CEU courses - Iowa Mechanical Code Class ADDED to Schedule

New course added to the schedule - register ASAP:
March 26, 2011 (Saturday) 
Iowa Mechanical Code Class 
8:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m.
Contact Jennifer at the SMWIA #263 office to register --  (319)396-8045
All classes are held at the:
Cedar Rapids Workers Sheet Metal Training Center
500 66th Avenue SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4764 

Other courses previously scheduled -- CEU Classes in March/April 2011

Register TODAY for these CEU courses offered by Local 263 :
March 24, 2011 (Thursday) 
OSHA-4 Update
4:30 till 8:30   Light meal provided

April 7, 2011 (Thursday)
OSHA-4 Update

4:30 till 8:30   Light meal provided


April 14, 2011 (Thursday)
Signaling, Hoisting, and Crane Rigging

4:30 till 8:30   Light meal 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
All classes are held at the:
Cedar Rapids Workers Sheet Metal Training Center
500 66th Avenue SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4764  
smc

Friday, February 18, 2011

CEU Classes in March/April 2011

Register TODAY for these CEU courses offered by your :
March 10, 2011 (Thursday) 
Mechanical Code Class 
4:30 till 6:30   No meal

March 24, 2011 (Thursday) 
OSHA-4 Update
4:30 till 8:30   Light meal provided

April 7, 2011 (Thursday)
OSHA-4 Update
4:30 till 8:30   Light meal provided


April 14, 2011 (Thursday)
Signaling, Hoisting, and Crane Rigging
4:30 till 8:30   Light meal 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

 All classes are held at the:
Cedar Rapids Workers Sheet Metal Training Center
500 66th Avenue SW • Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-4764
smc

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Annual International Sheet Metal Competition - Local Winners

CONGRATULATIONS
Check complete information at  http://www.smwia263.org/JATC/contest.html


Curtis Hlas, apprentice at Universal Climate Control, and Jeremiah Kenny, apprentice at Ladco,  will represent SMWIA Local #263 at the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition to be held in Las Vegas, NV - March 6-10, 2011.  Other local winners include: Robert Hanson, Climate Engineers (1st year) and Jeff Michel, Iltens (2nd year).
smc

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Code Update Classes


Thursday, January 20, 2011
Code Update Class
SMWIA #263 Training Center
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
NO MEAL


Thursday, February 10, 2011
Code Update Class
SMWIA #263 Training Center
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
NO MEAL


Please contact Jennifer at 319-396-8045 to sign up for these classes. Class is first come, first served, and limited to 50 in each class.


smc

Scholarshlp Applications Open - January/February 2011

Each year the SMWIA Local# 263 awards college scholarships to eligible applicants who are dependents of active members of the local union.  Deadline for applications, for this year (2011),  is February 28, 2011.  All details of eligibility and procedure for applying for this scholarship are available on our website.  Visit the members benefit - scholarship page at http://www.smwia263.org/memberbenefits/scholarship.html
smc