WESTERN WASHINGTON MASONRY TRADES

HISTORY
The masonry trades apprenticeship program began January 25, 1940, the program covers Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom Counties

DESCRIPTION OF THE MASONRY TRADES

  • BRICKLAYERS, lay brick, concrete block, glass block, terra cotta and stone to construct buildings, walls, partitions, arches and other structures. They work outdoors and frequently are on scaffolding.
  • TILELAYERS, install ceramic tile, stone tile and glass tile to walls, floors and ceilings in an array of designs. They work indoors most of the time.
  • POINTERS, CLEANERS, CAULKERS, clean, caulk and weatherproof new buildings and restore existing buildings by replacing old mortar, caulking, cleaning or weatherproofing.
  • MARBLE SETTERS, install marble, granite and limestone to buildings inside and out using mechanical strut systems or copper wire and plaster they also install stone materials on floors, walkways or courtyards.
  • TERRAZZO WORKERS, mix, pour, level and grind a mixture of cement or epoxy and marble chips of many different colors to produce floors, walks and steps that are long lasting and beautiful.
  • TILE, TERRAZZO AND MARBLE FINISHERS, are helpers that mix, cut, stock, prepare or clean materials for Tilelayers, Marble Setters or Terrazzo Workers.

APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS
Must have valid drivers license, high school diploma or GED or have credible previous experience in the trade you are applying for and minimum of 17 years old. The Bricklayer, Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker and Marble Setter program is 6000 hours of on the job training, the Tilelayer and Terrazzo Worker program is 7000 hours of on the job training and the Finisher program is 4500 hours of on the job training. In addition all apprentices attend a minimum of 144 hours per year of related training classes at the training facility.

WHO TO CONTACT
Randy Johnson
Western Washington Masonry Trades
6770 E. Marginal Way S. Building C
Seattle, Wa. 98108
(206) 768-8333
wwmtrades@msn.com

BRICKLAYERS & ALLIED CRAFTWORKERS LOCAL 1

Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons, Terrazzo Workers, Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers

HISTORY/FACTS
Chartered on May 22, 1898, the current jurisdiction of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 is the entire state of Oregon and five or one-half counties in Southwest Washington, up to and including Longview-Kelso. There are currently 725 members BAC Local 1.

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 repaired brick at the West Linn Fire Station, supplied brick and tile work at St. Francis Community Center in Portland, built dugouts for numerous schools and Little Leagues and constructed block shower rooms at Camp Attitude, a camp for wheelchair bound youth near Lebanon. They built the brick gazebo around a Fire Bell in DavidCampbell Memorial Park near Civic Stadium as a tribute to Portland Fire Fighters killed in the line of duty.

DESCRIPTION

  • Bricklayers, also called Brickmasons, lay building materials such as brick, cinder block, glass block and terra cotta to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Tilesetters apply tile to walls, floors, ceilings following design specifications. They also install brick pavers.
  • Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers caulk and waterproof new buildings and restore existing buildings with weather proofing methods such a tuck pointing, washing and re-sealing and replacing old caulking.
  • Marble Masons attach marble, granite and limestone to buildings with mechanical strut systems. They also lay marble and other stone flooring and walks.
  • Stone Masons build stone structures, such as piers, walls and abutments. They also lay walks, curbstones, and stone floors.
  • Terrazzo Workers level and grind a mixture of cement and marble chips to make beautiful, long lasting floors, walks and steps.
  • Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers supply the support staff for Tilesetters, Marble Setters, Terrazzo Workers and Bricklayers.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
For Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons and Terrazzo Workers, each apprentice must be 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Each apprentice is required to complete 6,000 hours of on-the-job training. In addition, 144 hours per year of related training classes are also required. Related training includes safety, First Aid, CPR and blue print reading.

Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers are required to be 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or equivalent; 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of related classroom training.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
Various classes are offered, ranging from new technology to First Aid, CPR and safety.

WHO TO CONTACT
Keith Wright, Business Manager
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1, Oregon
12812 NE Marx St
Portland, OR 97230
503-232-0358
503-238-6644 Fax

Ric Thompson, President
Mason Contractors Association
Bratton Masonry, Inc.
3609 SW Corbett, Suite 4
Portland, OR 97201
503-224-1940

Harold Fridberg, Executive Director
Masonry and Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon
3609 SW Corbett
Portland, OR 97201
503-224-1940
503-221-4807 Fax
www.mioctio.org
haroldf@mioctio.org

Shawn Lenczowski, Apprenticeship
Coordinator Oregon
SW/Washington Mason Trades J.A.T.C.
12812 NE Marx St
Portland, OR 97230
503-223-0358
503-238-6644 Fax
appcordbac1or@pcez.com

John Carlson, Director
Tile Contractors Association
Roedel Tile Contracting Co., Inc.
3609 SW Corbett, Suite 4
Portland, OR 97201
503-224-1940

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3

Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointer-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons, Terrazzo Workers, Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick Finishers

HISTORY/FACTS
Chartered on September 4th, 1890, the current jurisdiction of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 is the Eastern half of Washington, entire state of Idaho and Montana. There are currently 496 BAC members Local 3.

RECENT CHARITABLE PROJECTS
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 repair the Firefighters Memorial yearly, have worked on The Riverside State Park Rock Gazebo. They have constructed concession stands at theWashington State University and donated work at the Ronald McDonald house. Dugouts have been built along with Bar-B-Que pits for the City of Spokane.

DESCRIPTION

  • Bricklayers, also called Brickmasons, lay building material such as brick, cinder block, glass block and terra cotta to construct or repair wall, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Tilesetters apply tile to walls, floors, ceilings following design specification. They also install brick pavers.
  • Pointer-Cleaners-Caulkers caulk and waterproof new buildings and restore existing buildings with weather proofing methods such as tuck pointing, washing and re-sealing and replacing old caulking.
  • Marble Masons attach marble, granite and limestone to buildings with mechanical strut systems. They also lay marble and other stone flooring and walks.
  • Stone Masons build stone structures, such as piers, walls and abutments. They also lay walks, curbstone and stone flooring.
  • Terrazzo Workers level and grind a mixture of cement and marble chips to make beautiful, long lasting floors, walks and steps.
  • Tile, Marble, Terrazzo and Brick finishers supply the support for Tilesetters, Marble Setters, Terrazzo Workers and Bricklayers.

APPRENTICESHIP PROCESS
For Bricklayers, Tilesetters, Pointers-Cleaner-Caulkers, Marble Masons, Stone Masons and Terrazzo Workers, each apprentice must be 18 years old, have two years of High School or Equivalent. Each apprentice is required to complete 4,900 hours of on-the-job training. In addition, 144 hours per year of related training classes is also required. Related training includes safety, First-aid, CPR and Blue print reading.

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS
Various classes are offered, ranging from new technology to First-Aid, CPR and Safety.

WHO TO CONTACT
Tim Thompson, Business Manager
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Local 3 WA-ID-MT
3923 E. Main
Spokane, WA 99202
(509)327-2774
(509) 327-6451-fax

David Frangione, Apprentice Coordinator
Inland Northwest Masonry J.A.T.C.
3923 E. Main
Spokane, WA 99202
(509)-327-2774
(509) 327-6451-fax
Email: bricklayers@qwest.net

Dennis Augstine, Director
Washington State Conference of Mason Contractors
10607 NE 38th Place, Suite A
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425)827-5517
(425) 827-5562-fax
www.masonconf.com

Marlin Overton, Field Agent-MT
Local 3 WA-ID-MT
3923 E. Main
Spokane, WA 99202
(406)544-6027