UBC Millwright Local 1916 Achieves Training Milestone

Published On: June 23, 2023Categories: Press Release
Millwright 1916 Training

Hamilton, ON, June 23, 2023 – UBC Millwright Local 1916, a dynamic union representing skilled millwrights, recently achieved a momentous milestone in our journey towards progress and excellence. With unwavering determination, they have completed a transformative building extension, elevating the training centre to new heights. This achievement stands as a testament to the commitment to empowering Local 1916 members and fostering a thriving community of skilled professionals.

The path to success was not without its share of challenges. The process of obtaining permits for the building extension required months of dedication and persistence. However, UBC Millwright Local 1916 Hamilton remained determined, navigating the complex city regulations with delicacy, and ensuring compliance at every step of the way.

As the project took shape, UBC Millwright Local 1916 partnered with Ball Construction, an esteemed General Contractor, and SRM Architects, both known for their expertise and professionalism. The collaboration proved fruitful, leading to the successful addition of 4200 sq/ft of training space, bringing the total to just under an impressive 10,000 sq/ft.

“UBC Millwright Local 1916’s Training Centre is a showcase and thriving testament to the organization’s commitment to skills, productivity and developing the next generation of Millwright Professionals.” said Mark Beardsworth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Millwright Regional Council - Canada

One of the highlights of the expansion was the creation of a state-of-the-art multi-process weld shop, complete with SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW and arc gouging capabilities. This cutting-edge addition equipped members with the latest tools and techniques, empowering them to tackle complex projects with precision and confidence.

The raised ceiling was a game-changer for UBC Millwright Local 1916. It opened new avenues for indoor training, including prestigious programs like the UBC Rigging course. The training centre has quickly become a hub for skill development, further solidifying the union's reputation as a center of excellence.

Beyond their commitment to professional growth, UBC Millwright Local 1916 emphasized the importance of Member engagement. Upcoming social events, such as the Retiree Luncheon, celebrate the contributions of retired members, fostering a sense of camaraderie and gratitude within the union. For the first time ever, Local 1916 is organizing the Kids Christmas Party at the training centre, nurturing the next generation, and instilling a sense of belonging within the UBC Millwright Local 1916 family.

“The completion of the building extension marked a defining moment in UBC Millwright Local 1916's history. Our success story exemplifies the rewards of perseverance, collaboration, and a commitment to both professional and community growth” said Brad Sutton, Business Manager Local 1916. “With our expanded Training Centre, empowered members, and a firm foundation for future achievements, Millwright Local 1916 is poised to continue our legacy of excellence in the millwright industry for generations to come”. 

About the Millwright Regional Council – Canada (MRC)

The Millwright Regional Council – Canada (MRC) is composed of thirteen affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) across Canada.

We represent thousands of women and men working as progressive cross-trained construction and maintenance professionals with exceptional skills to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair precision machinery.

UBC Millwrights are vital partners in industries as diverse as energy, automotive, aerospace, food processing, pharmaceuticals and more.

For more information about UBC Millwright Local 1916, Millwright Regional Council – Canada, and our construction projects across Canada, please contact:

Andrew Bredin

Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Millwright Regional Council – Canada