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News Archive 2019

Susquehanna Thruway Bridge Project
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The Central Valley Susquehanna Thruway (CVST) Bridge will connect Route 15 in Wynfield to Route 147 in Montandon. The entire project, when completed, will also provide highway access between Selinsgrove and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Bringing this bridge to life demands the work of a successful team of ironworkers and operators. 

How Skills and Technology Converge in Construction
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The lifeblood of any organization lies in its ability to attract and retain talented people, and it is no different for the Ironworkers Local No. 404.  Ensuring resources are available to attract those interested in the construction industry, we continually strive to find and stay ahead of emerging trends.  That can be a challenge, but we have found mobile gaming is one of the hottest trends in any industry specific to workforce development to raise awareness.

4 Ways to Combat Workforce Shortages
Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Our construction industry faces a complex set of challenges regarding its workforce. Even with a robust apprenticeship program, today's union workforce must meet obstacles head-on. The following provides insight on how the Union trades and more specifically, Ironworkers Local 404, respond to four main challenges to deliver a skilled workforce for their signatory contractors and owners.

The Power of Partnerships
Tue, Jun 18, 2019

<p">The workforce is the backbone of the construction industry and matching the right skills with the proper amount of manpower to a project can be stressful. In a recent webinar with Tad Hoffmaster, Project Manager for ENERFAB and IWEA-Central PA Chairman, and Kerry Zettlemoyer, Business Manager for Ironworkers Local 404, participants learned how strong partnerships between contractors and the union workforce help deliver success.


Workforce Development Webinars for the construction industry focuses on business relationships, training, and technology
Thu, May 2, 2019

Beginning May 21, the Ironworkers will present the first of three construction industry workforce development webinars. Each will last approximately 45 minutes, with registration free and open to all industry counterparts, owners and contractors.

Ironworkers Celebrate Nearly 25 Years Supporting the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Fri, Mar 1, 2019

As all of Scranton prepares to turn Irish for the day, members from Ironworkers Local 404 ensure the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade lives up to its long-standing tradition.

Introducing the trades to the next generation
Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Ironworkers Local 404 introduce high school students to the trade through the ACE Mentor Program.

Extreme weather brings host of dangers
Tue, Feb 12, 2019

When you think of dangers on a job site, the temperature isn’t typically high on the list, but frigid temperatures can lead to serious injury. To stay on schedule, construction sites will remain open through most weather conditions, meaning Ironworkers will continue to work outside and high up even when temperatures dip.