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KEEPING SOLAR AND WIND INDUSTRIES BUZZING
The renewable energy industry is expanding at an incredibly rapid pace. In fact, industry analysts believe that solar power generators, alone, will produce most of the energy needed around the world within 50 years. Potential abounds, from efficient, profitable operations for power producers to clean, sustainable energy for the North American public.
The Midwestern District of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters has the skilled workforce to build the facilities, farms, panels, and towers needed to harness these unlimited natural resources. The Midwestern District of the UBC is aggressively working to ensure its members are prepared to help employers leverage opportunities found in the energy industry.
Training, industry partnerships, and establishing relationships with key manufacturers gives UBC members a competitive advantage on jobsites, and positions UBC contractors as the best choice for the installation and maintenance of wind turbines and solar farms, as well as newer strategies such as small hydro, modern biomass, geothermal and biofuels.
Thousands of skilled, qualified millwrights are ready for solar energy construction projects. The UBC has created industry-specific training to install solar arrays on new and existing commercial and residential buildings.
The Solar Installer Qualification course, taught at the International Training Center in Las Vegas, makes use of the UBC’s renowned “train the trainer” model so that standardized training is deployed at the hundreds of training facilities across the USA and Canada.
The result: In-demand job skills are delivered to the job site ASAP. The course focuses on concepts such as concentrated solar thermal, photovoltaic crystalline silicon and thin-film, and concentrated photovoltaic systems. The course focuses on concepts such as concentrated solar thermal, photovoltaic crystalline silicon and thin-film, and concentrated photovoltaic systems.
Skilled members from the Midwestern District of the UBC understand the intricacies of the wind power industry. Based on its long history of excellence in gas and steam turbine installation and maintenance, UBC members are well-positioned to apply this expertise in the wind industry.
UBC members have the reputation to deliver wind energy projects to the exact specifications of the project, regardless of schedule, geographic constraints, or any other challenge that may surface. Based on years of hands-on and theoretical training, our members understand the technology, tooling, machinery and maintenance needs to first install and then keep wind equipment humming.
"The productivity has been fantastic. We’ve met or exceeded our goals for productivity and efficiency. The sheer quality and work ethic of the carpenters is great. This is repetitive work, and the guys here have stayed consistent, and the attendance has been great.
With the carpenters the consistency has been great and the craftsmanship has made sure we have a great product.”
PROJECT MANAGER, AZCO
RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTACTS
Mid-America Regional Council of Carpenters
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
St. Louis/Kansas City Regional Council of Carpenters