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NRCC Members and Apprentices Give Back to the Community


Members and Apprentices of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters volunteer their time with the Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia.

The NRCC and its members continually strive for volunteering and giving back to the community. This month, our apprentices built and donated four picnic tables and benches to the Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia! 

Philadelphia Carpenters Artifact Museum Opens for Tours

The Philadelphia Carpenters Museum is now offering guided tours for two Saturdays a month, starting Saturday, July 23rd and also next Saturday, July 30th. 

Located at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) Philadelphia offices at 18th and Spring Garden streets, the Carpenters Museum houses rare tools and other unique artifacts from the early days of the founding of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) in 1881.

The museum is available to Union Carpenter members, their friends and families. Hours are 9 AM to 1 PM including guided tours.

Included in the exhibit are the original union membership cards of Peter J. McGuire, the founder of the UBCJA, who is credited with leading the movement to establish the Labor Day holiday. McGuire, who also helped found the American Federation of Labor, was a member of the Philadelphia Carpenters Union Local 8 from 1882 until his death in 1906.

Attendees are asked to sign up in advance, by contacting Michael Tapken at 215-569-1634 Ext.275. You can also leave a reply on our Facebook Page if you would like more information.



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NRCC's EST John Ballantyne Featured on Caucus: NJ TV Show

Steve Adubato, known among the media as the dean of journalists in New Jersey as well as nationally, recently reached out to John Ballantyne, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters asking him to come on the broadcast show "Caucus: N.J." and talk about the Carpenters. Adubato is a big proponent of education programs and training; this interview presented the Carpenters with a great opportunity to explain the unique skills that Carpenters bring to the construction industry -- and the breadth of support the Carpenters Union provides apprentices as they go through years of training to become a journeyman Carpenter. Ballantyne also discussed how he was inspired to become a Carpenter and what the Union means to him.

Here's the full interview.




George Laufenberg Scholarship Fund Awards over $200,000 to Area Students

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 1, 2016-- The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) has congratulated 36 high school scholars, all of whom received a four-year educational award from the George H. Laufenberg Scholarship during an awards ceremony held on June 29th at Galloping Hill Golf Course. The full list of recipients is below.

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Carpenters Museum Opening Press Release and Photo Hits Times Square

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) press release photo and headline regarding the Carpentry Artifact Museum Opening in Philadelphia made its way to the Times Square big screen! The museum, which houses carpentry artifacts from the industry, officially opened on Jun 1. Along with other extensive media coverage for the event included an opportunity for the NRCC museum opening headline to make it into New York City.

Pictured: Mr. Ed Coryell shows visitors artifacts in the carpentry exhibit.

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