Iron Worker Locals 167 in Memphis, Tennessee, and 172 in Columbus, Ohio, are each celebrating their 100th year as proud ironworkers.
“It’s truly a testament to the will of the Ironworkers to have these locals celebrating 100 years of membership,” says Iron Workers General President Walter Wise.
Ironworkers Local 167 has worked on many important structures in Memphis, including the bridge from Missouri to Dryersburg, Tenn., both bridges to West Memphis, Ark., Allen Steam Plant, Schlitz Brewery and now a 32-Story Pyramid – the only one in the US.
Also turning 100 this year is Iron Workers Local 172 in Columbus, Ohio.
Local 172 has changed the shape, skyline and essence of Columbus. The local has maintained a strong relationship with The Ohio State University, and has built Ohio Stadium, St. John Arena and multiple academic buildings. Local 172 ironworkers have also worked on the LeVeque Tower, which was the fifth tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1927, and the Columbus Convention Center
Both Local 167 and 172 used Union Histories to produce history books that tell the story of their locals. Union Histories is a team committed to preserving the history of labor. The team consists of a professional historian and a design and production group experienced in producing many historical publications. Union Histories produces these book at no cost to the local.