The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners

Want to join an elite membership of skilled craftsmen and women who are trained to be the best? Looking for a defined benefit pension? Excellent healthcare for you and your family? A generous annuity plan? If you answered “Yes”, then the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners is right for you.

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More Than Excellent Wages

Our Apprentices Have An Opportunity To Build A Career In The Construction Trades

Learn With The Best

Carpenter Locals 423, 436, and 439 are all under the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters. Both apprenticeship training centers are in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Our craftspeople are the best of the best, with a deep understanding of the industry and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.

Earn While You Learn

West Virginia Carpenters and other construction positions are in high demand across the United States. As an apprentice with the UBC you will develop industry skills while you earn top wages and enjoy excellent benefits, including: Competitive Wages, Defined Benefit Pension Plans, Health Insurance, Construction Certifications.

Unlock Your Future

The UBC mission is to stand strong with our members and business partners to help them achieve success. UBC education and training advances leadership, skill, quality, productivity, safety, and attitude with the goal of creating a constructive culture within the construction industry and providing a competitive workforce for our contractors and owners.

Join A Brotherhood Of Skilled Craftsmen & Women

The Carpenters Union is more than 520,000 highly skilled men and women throughout the building-trades industries. The UBC represents and offers training to North America’s union carpenters, cabinetmakers, millwrights, piledrivers, lathers, framers, floorlayers, roofers, drywallers, and workers in forest-products and related industries. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America leads the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals. We equip our professional craftsmen with skills that are demanded in today’s construction industry.

Our History

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America officially began in 1881 when 36 delegates from 14 local unions in 11 different cities decided to organize themselves producing a stronger voice. They desired to be on equal terms with employers, establish shorter workdays and increase pay for the work provided. The UBC has established itself as one of the nation’s largest, strongest and most respected unions. Today, we have over 532,000 members, representing 872 locals.

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What We Do

Affiliated Trades such as The WV Carpenters & Joiners represent framers, floor layers, commercial, industrial, and residential carpenters, pile drivers, sheet rockers, and many other specialties. Many of our members also “boom out” all over the country to help our fellow UBC locals when they have manpower shortages.

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Work Anywhere In West Virginia

Our jurisdiction covers all of the fifty-five (55) counties of West Virginia. We currently have WV Carpenter training facilities in Charleston WV and Parkersburg WV.  We lead the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) places a top priority on developing the total professional: tradespeople who are not only technical experts in their craft, but who also demonstrate effective communication and leadership qualities.

What Type Of Work Does A Carpenter Do?

Carpenters are skilled tradespersons that construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood and wallboard. They erect framework in buildings, including sub-flooring, partitions and rafters; they install molding wood paneling, cabinets, windows, door frames, and doors and hardware. They also can build frames for concrete, build stairs and lay floors. They study blueprints , sketches and building plans, and layout and cut materials. Carpenters make up the largest single group of skilled trades workers in the U.S.

What Is A Millwright?

Millwrights are members of a sub-specialty that works mostly in metal and precision machinery. Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. UBC millwrights can be found performing mission-critical work at coal, gas, nuclear, and alternative-energy power plants. Their skills are also vital in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, food processing, and pharmaceuticals.

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Join WV Carpenters Union

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WV Carpenter Training Center

110 Boyles Ln,
Parkersburg, WV 26104

(304) 428-1891

Training Director: Everette Johnson

Join PA Carpenters Union

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Duncansville Training Center (Central)

261 Patchway Road
Duncansville, PA 16635

(814) 693-0311

Training Director: Larry Gresh

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