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Welcome to the Ironworkers Union Local No. 512 Website

Ironworkers Local 512 jurisdiction covers all of Minnesota, all of North Dakota, and 21 counties in western Wisconsin. We have 1,343 journeyman, 552 apprentices, and 278 probationary members 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.

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Attention Retirees

The Retiree schedule has been set for 2017.  Please CLICK HERE to be redirected.

Ironworkers local 512 builds bridges for Veterans

By  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
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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.

Journeyman Upgrade Classes

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

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.

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.
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Deadly Dozen Activities and Hazards


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