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Steve and Ryan – Painters-Turned-Friends

Steve and Ryan – Painters-Turned-Friends

A lot of friendships are formed in school. Whether it’s the kid you ride the bus with, the person who sits with you at lunch, the guy from your baseball team, sharing a formative experience creates a special bond. The same holds for Steve and Ryan here – two painters who’ve formed an awesome friendship…
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Ross Edelman – Carpenter Apprentice, Local 68

Ross Edelman – Carpenter Apprentice, Local 68

With “Never Quit” tattooed across his chest, you might not be surprised to learn that Ross is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. And with a personal mantra “Quality is not an act, it’s a habit,” you’d hope he was the union carpenter building your next home or office. Ross grew up in…
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Veterans Get Back To Work Through Helmets to Hardhats

Veterans Get Back To Work Through Helmets to Hardhats

Every year more than 300,000 men and women are discharged from the military. For many, making a successful transition back into the civilian workforce can be trying. On top of facing the challenges all job seekers experience such as updating resumes, networking and completing applications, veterans have the added stress of translating skills learned in…
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Eric Houske – Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 34

Eric Houske – Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 34

It happens to the best of us, no matter how hard we try to avoid it; we all end up like our parents in some way. Growing up in a union family, Eric Houske’s dad ran the apprenticeship and training program for Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 34 – these are the…
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