The Next Meeting is
Tues. 8/22/2017 @ 7:30pm

Members! Let's celebrate 512's 80th Birthday!
Join us for a picnic Aug 26th.
Click on the flyer or go to the AFTER HOURS page for info.
See ya there!
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Ironworkers Union Local No. 512

Local 512's jurisdiction covers all of Minnesota, North Dakota, and 21 counties in western Wisconsin. We have 1,343 journeyman and 552 apprentices in this local which is divided into three regions. We encourage you to read through the information on this website and, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

We are currently accepting applications for apprenticeship

A scheduled 1½-2 hour "Jobfit Test" is a questionnaire taken on our computer that is required for applying. Click HERE to read about job requirements on the Apprenticeship Information page.
Please contact the Training Center at 651-489-3829 for more information and to schedule your Jobfit Test/Application. No walk-in tests will be given.
-- Important Plan Information
-- Frequently Asked questions
-- Summary Plan Descriptions
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Building Trades Credit Union Salutes The Ironworkers Local 512

Deadly Dozen Activities and Hazards


  • Falls through unprotected or inadequate floor opening covers
  • Collapse of unsecured open web steel joists
  • Lack of fall protection and inadequate use of fall arrest equipment
  • Falls during installation of floor and roof decking
  • Material handling injuries during steel erection and reinforcing steel activities
  • Column collapse due to anchor bolt failure and/or insufficient concrete strength
  • Structural collapse of unsupported reinforcing steel columns, walls, and decks
  • Struck-by injuries from falling objects, tools, and materials
  • Caught between injuries during hoisting and rigging operations
  • Impalement from unprotected reinforcing dowels or other vertical projections
  • Electrical hazards and injuries from high-voltage power lines
  • Heat illness and toxic exposure to chemicals and air-borne contaminants

Looking to ‘step up our game,’ Ironworkers open new training center in St. Paul

Training Director Larry GilbertsonCalling it an investment critical to the union’s survival, Ironworkers Local 512 Business Manager Charlie Roberts cut the ribbon on a new $3.1 million apprenticeship training center in St. Paul yesterday. Continue reading.

Ironworkers local 512 builds bridges for Veterans

By Jason DeMoe Forest Lake Times 12/19/16

Members of Twin Cities Ironworkers local 512 and metropolitan construction companies donated time, materials, and labor to build two 70-foot bridges at Veterans Campground on Big Marine Lake. Wetlands have prevented the 90-year-old camp from having an integrated trail system throughout its 69 acres.

Ironworkers Local 512 solved this problem by recruiting and teaming up with area construction companies to design and erect two bridges at the camp. CLICK HERE to read the full artice.


Journeyman Upgrade Classes

This page will explain the Journeyman upgrade classes that are offered. Click HERE to go to the page.

Superintendent Training for Ironworkers

IMPACT and the National Training Fund will soon be publishing the new Superintendent Training for Ironworkers manual and conducting a blended-learning course based on the manual. Click HERE to read more.

Congratulations to Lexi Schuder!

Lexi is a $5,000 John H. Lyons Scholarship winner. She is the daughter of 512 member Keith Schuder from Rochester, MN. Lexi will be attending the University of Minnesota and is deciding between majoring in Mathematics or Biology.

Who are the bad Contractors?

Click on the Responsible Minnesota Logo to check. 

Click the logo below to learn more about the FCF.

Questions about your savings plan account?

Click the logo to get to the website or call 763.315.3888

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Region A:

Main Hall
851 Pierce Butler Route
St. Paul, MN 55104-1634
Phone: 651-489-1488

Training Center
Call Here for Applications

Region B:

Hermantown Hall
3752 Midway Road
Hermantown, MN 55810
Phone: 218-724-5073

Region C:

Mandan Hall
2901 Twin City Drive, Suite 104
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-663-4266