History of Ironworkers Local 396
Ironworkers: History In the Making
Did you know that The Golden Gate Bridge was built by ironworkers? What about the testing and building facilities for the Stealth Fighter and Space Shuttle or the famous "Gateway to the West" - The St. Louis Arch? How about The Oil Sands Plant Expansion in Alberta? That's right - Ironworkers erected those buildings too. Think about it. Nearly every structure you can think of - schools, sports stadiums, shopping malls, hospitals, bridges, office and industrial buildings - all required the skills of trained ironworkers.
If there were no ironworkers, cities like New York, Chicago, Quebec and Los Angeles would look very different than they do today - no skyscrapers, no bridges, no office buildings. Transportation would be radically different too. How would the millions of commuters every day get to work without the bridges built by - you guessed it - ironworkers. Without ironworkers to erect the skeleton of a structure, no other trade would be able to install their work. That's why ironworkers are the most respected tradesmen in the construction industry.
When you're an ironworker you have the opportunity to help build the landmarks and shape the skylines of the future. It doesn't get much more gratifying than being able to stand back, admire your work and say, "I built that!"