From the Business Record we learned the Carpenters union is building a training center in Altoona. The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters will build a 47,000-square-foot training center and office complex in Altoona. Construction began on October 18 at First Avenue and I-80. The building won’t be finished until the fall of 2017. The Altoona Board of Adjustment had a hearing on September 13, 2016 to consider sign variances for a vacant lot north of Casey’s on 1st Avenue North. Carpenters Union monthly earns, ranges from $6,238.00 to $11,008. Yearly from $74,000 to $132,000. Union Carpentry Salary in Iowa and in Des Moines, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Sioux City and Davenport.

“In 2014 a 37,000 square-foot training center was built in Omaha at 108th Street and Giles Road and serves Omaha and Lincoln trades.

The 37,000-square-foot building at 108th Street and Giles Road will house the council’s current Omaha office and training center at 4910 G St. It will also house meeting and office space for local unions Carpenters Local 427, Millwrights Local 1463, and Interior Systems Local 1306, all of which have offices in Omaha. A branch office for Wilson-Mcshane Corp., which provides benefit funds for members, will also be housed there.


The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 19,000 members and their families in 28 local unions in the central and western half of Iowa and in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota and in most of Wisconsin. The council has a staff of about 125 throughout the region.”

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Training Center Classes - To sign up for a class, contact the training center where the class is being offered, or email [email protected].

Iowa Training Centers - Des Moines + Sioux City

Minnesota Training Centers
INSTALL Floor Coverers Training Center (Saint Paul)
Jerry Alander Training Center (Hermantown)
L.J. Shosten Union Training Center (Saint Paul)
Rochester Training Center
Twin Cities Training Center (Saint Paul)

Nebraska Training Center - Omaha

North Dakota Training Centers - Bismarck-Mandan (Center) + Fargo

South Dakota Training Center - Sioux Falls

Wisconsin Training Centers - For class schedules, please click here.

Classes may also be offered at Local unions. Contact your Local for more information.

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