LOCAL 27 - A BRIEF HISTORY
On November 1, 1981, the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association chartered
Local 27 by merging three separate locals in central and southern New Jersey. Local 20 of New Brunswick, Local 43 of Atlantic City, and Local 111 of Trenton were mandated to join together and create what we know today as Local 27. Each area had its own unique identity and style of sheet metal work performed. From large industrial and commercial applications to residential and specialty work, Local 27 has grown into a vast pool of diverse knowledge
All types of sheet metal work are implemented by Local 27’s members and signatory
contractors. The fabrication and installation of duct work, kitchen equipment, copper roofs, solar panels, skylights, lagging, gutters & leaders, walk-in boxes, toilet partitions, lockers, metal ceilings and exhaust hoods are just a few items to mention. The members of Local 27 are also well educated in soldering, blue print reading, sketching, computer skills, metal lay-out, and welding of all types.
With Local 27’s state-of-the-art sheet metal school, apprentices are trained by union members in a four year program. A full size sheet metal shop, classroom, welding shop, and computer room, are located at the main office and training center in Farmingdale New Jersey. Along with the main office, there are satellite offices in Atlantic City and Trenton.
With a jurisdiction of nine counties, Local 27 serves as the largest sheet metal local, by area, in the state of New Jersey. Today, Local 27 has grown to over eleven hundred
active and retired members, and continues to grow for sheet metal workers of future
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