November 13, 2015
For Immediate Release
Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Expands Market with Trade Show Local 491
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC), which represents over 30,000 members of the skilled carpenter trades in New Jersey and New York State, has merged with Local Union 491, which represents over 800 trade show carpenters in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Baltimore metropolitan regions.
As a result of the transfer, and as outlined under the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the trade jurisdiction of Local Union 491 will be overseen by the NRCC, one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast.
John Ballantyne, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the NRCC, said the transfer would be mutually beneficial to Local 491 and the NRCC by creating opportunities to expand market share for industry partners, contractors, their clients and exhibitors.
“We both have a long history respectfully representing trade show workers,” Ballantyne said. “This transfer will streamline work rules and training for our members, and increase productivity and efficiency of our workforce. This keeps our industry partners such as contractors, expo centers and their clients competitive within the industry,” said Ballantyne.
“Associations in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas will now have a wider range of work, be able to expand their opportunities and streamline work rules. Training programs specific to the trade show industry will also give us the ability to dispatch highly qualified professional craftsmen and keep our contractors more competitive,” Ballantyne added.
Ted Hoffman, Local Union 491 President, said the Local has grown as the trade show market in the region has expanded. “We’re looking forward to working with the membership and the contractors, who continue to enhance this market with training. We are making sure clients get the best labor force on their projects.”
For inquiries on jobs and manpower, association members and partners can call the following Representatives: Ted Hoffman, 202-680-2182; Warren Brown, 410-507-0836.
About the NRCC:The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents thousands of hard working men and women throughout New Jersey and New York State, making it one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional craftsmen with the skills that are demanded in today’s construction industry. Its regional structure ensures that the organization can work cooperatively with contractors efficiently and most importantly, maintain the superior quality of workmanship that contractors have come to expect from union carpenters.