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October 17, 2016 - Many journeyman have expiring certifications, especially in Rigging.  Check your certifications and call the training center to schedule a class.

All Millwrights are required to have a drug card. Is yours current?  You cannot work at certain sites without one!  Click here for information on obtaining or renewing your card.

We are the Millwrights and Pile Drivers Local Union #2235 serving Pittsburgh, Western and Central Pennsylvania.

Derived from the trade of carpentry, a millwright originally was a specialized carpenter who was trained as a carpenter and as well had working knowledge of gear ratios, driveshaft speeds, and other equations. The "mill" in millwright refers to the genesis of the trade in building flour mills and other watermills and windmills.

A millwright today is someone who maintains or constructs industrial machinery such as that which would be related to assembly lines, also pumps, valves, printing presses, etc. Their job requires a thorough knowledge of the load bearing capabilities of the equipment they use as well as an understanding of blueprints and technical instructions.

A pile driver or piledriver is a mechanical device used to drive piles into soil to provide foundation support for buildings or other structures. The term is also used in reference to members of the construction crew that work with pile-driving rigs.

Piledriver operators use large machines, mounted on skids, barges, or cranes to hammer piles into the ground. Piles are long heavy beams of wood or steel driven into the ground to support retaining walls, bulkheads, bridges, piers, or building foundations. Some piledriver operators work on offshore oil rigs. Piledrivers work with a variety of hand and portable power tools, and frequently cut, join and fasten metal construction materials using welding equipment and torches.

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