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Re: Steel Fabricator

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AISC certification has nothing to do with a union shop.
Many AISC certified shops are non-union.
There is no level of guarantee just because a shop may
have a unionized labor force.
Next time you run into a shop that is unionized, ask what union they belong to.  I've seen some that belong to the sheet metal workers union and another that were boiler makers.  Is there a Structural Steel fitters or fabricators union?
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Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: Steel Fabricator

Some one wrote:

"Labor- lots of cheap and unskilled with no unions,
many immigrants also. BUT, this does not mean quality. I think CMU labor
quality and workmanship could not be much worse then here. I don't know if
that is related to lack of union or poor tech schools or poor training in

I would not say that poor quality construction is due to the lack of a union.  DC is an open-shop (non-union) town.  The largest concrete contractor is Miller & Long, a non-union contractor,  which also happens to be one of the best in the country.

Gail S. Kelley, P.E.