Sheet Metal Workers Local 5


Welcome to the homepage for Sheet Metal Workers' Local 5. 

We are the Sheet Metal Workers of Tennessee, North Carolina, Southern Virginia and Northern Georgia. 

Our Union was formed so that men and women working in the sheet metal industry could bargain collectively for a fair day's pay with benefits for a fair day's work. Through the years our union has taken the lead by negotiating agreements with our partners in the industry that have made us the best trained and highly paid professionals in our industry.

Please feel free to look through our web site and you will see that we are committed to keeping our members and our contractors educated and informed about what is happening in the always-changing Industry of the Sheet Metal Workers.

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On 2/8/14 Brothers and Sisters from our Production Facilities, Metal Trades and Building Trades met at our High Point, N.C. Hall to begin Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 Stewards Training.

On 2/11/14 Members from Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 along with our Brothers from Sheet Metal Workers Local #177 and Brothers from our Transportation Division.

Sheet Metal Worker’s L.U. #5 Knoxville Area JATC 2013-2014 Training Schedules Knoxville Area Training Center The following is the schedule for the Apprenticeship Training Classes for the school year 2013-2014. These dates may be subject to change, but you will be notified in the event that any change occurs. 176 hours of training is required to complete one school year.

SHEET METAL WORKER’S UNION TRAINING FUND OF NORTH CAROLINA 1446 BETHEL DR HIGH POINT, NC. 27260 Phone: (336) 882-3167 Fax: (336) 882-3168 E-MAIL: Steve McDaniel Don Dette Chris Griffey Chairman Coordinator Secretary Committee Members: Roger Ramsey, Chuck Jagoe, Rick Andersen & Chris Hughes NORTH CAROLINA APPRENTICE SCHEDULE FALL 2013 (8am-5:30pm) SEPTEMBER 7TH, AND 21st 18 HRS OCTOBER 5th AND 19th 18 HRS NOVEMBER 2nd AND 16TH 18 HRS DECEMBER 7th AND 21st 18 HRS 72 HRS Total Phone Numbers for School Union Hall: (336) 883-3167 Fax: (336)882-3168 Don Dette: (336) 681-3080 Chris Hughes (336) 905-9226 Matt Moore (336) 416-4639 Bob Brennan: (704) 224-0925

Sheet Metal Worker’s L.U. #5 Knoxville Area JATC Chattanooga Area Training Center 2013-2014 Training Schedules The 2013-14 Apprentice Training schedules listed below are designed to provide the apprentice with 180 hours of training over the course of 10 months from August 2013 through May 2014. These dates may be subject to change, but you will be notified ahead of time in the event that any changes are made to the schedule. Several specialty classes may be scheduled over the course of the year as well, allowing an opportunity for extra hours of training. Each apprentice must attend at least 176 hours of instruction/training to be considered for advancement to their next period of apprenticeship.

Attention: Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #5 Members Local #5 is planning a Banquet to honor Members with 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of good standing. The Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Calhoun’s Restaurant on the River, 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee. Members and Guest should start arriving at 11:00 am. We will have lunch at 12:00 Noon, followed by the pin presentation. A Photographer will be available to take pictures of the pin presentation and if you are interested in ordering extra Photo’s, there will be a table setup with order forms.

On behalf of the Project Team at the Watts Bar 2 Completion Project, I’m pleased to announce that WBN 2 has successfully achieved a new safety milestone: 20 million man hours without a lost time injury. Very few projects achieve a milestone of this magnitude; even fewer workers have the opportunity to be a part of an accomplishment like this. To put this milestone in perspective, the date of the last lost time injury at WBN 2 was March 10, 2010 --- over 1,000 work days ago. Please share this message with all the Council representatives and ask them to say “thank you” to their members for the commitment to work safe every day at the Watts Bar 2 Project. Sincerely, Charlie Duckworth Labor Relations Manager Bechtel Construction Company Watts Bar 2 Completion Project Thanks to all the Local #5 Members for their commitment to safety and professionalism. In Unity, Jason Andrews

20% Discount For Sheet Metal Workers local #5 The list of Hotels, motels and condominiums in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge TN are now offering Union Sheet Metal Workers a 20% discount on non Holidays and 10% discount on Holidays at the following locations. 1.Laural Inn Gatlinburg, TN 2.Sidney James Mountain Lodge Gatlinburg, TN 3.Old Gatlinburg Place Gatlinburg, TN 4.Oak Square Gatlinburg TN 5.Green Valley Motel Pigeon Forge, TN Corporate Code SMART for non Holidays and SMARTHOLIDAY for holidays. many will accept this code with online reservations or by phone and Membership must show current Dues receipt at check in.


Congratulations to Brothers Dewayne Chastain, Jeff Lovingood, Russel (Speck) Newman, Steve Foster and Jeremy Griffin who placed the Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 in second place in class B of the Union Sportsman Alliance 3rd Annual Nashville Sporting Clays Shoot. Nine different five man teams competed representing various Union Trades and organizations. The USA has sent us a letter stating the following

We were the first to institute a pension for retirees in the building trades, the first to create a fund to help underemployed members, worked on the Manhattan project that ended World War II, erected some of North America's greatest landmarks, worked on the Apollo program, and constructed the Spirit of St Louis - the first plane to successfully cross the Atlantic.


The New IBEW Training Center will be 100% Union Built. Special Thanks to IBEW Local # 760 and  to our  Painters at Local # 437 for the banner. Looks Great

For your holiday dinner, make sure you serve a full supply of union-made-in-America food. Here's a brief list of choices of products made by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

William Earl Bartlett, Sr. a Local 51 Sheet Metal worker from Chattanooga was working at Y-12 in1943. William left for the Navy and was presented this flag as a going away gift. The flag wastaken down from the flag pole at Y-12 and presented to Bartlett with great ceremony. He was being sent to fight in the war that Y-12 workers were trying to help win. Brother Dewayne Chastain now Business Rep. for Chattanooga remembers working as an Apprentice under Brother Bartlett Sr. at State Sheet Metal and Roofing and latter his son Earl Bartlett Jr. at United Sheet Metal and remarked how talented and smart they we're as Union Sheet Metal Workers.
Special Thanks to our Veterans from Sheet Metal Workers Local #5

Talk about a proud team that just hit a homerun! The sheet metal craft at Watts Bar 2 were able to save 11,000 man-hours compared to the estimate to complete forecast on one scope of work.This savings does not include the additional hours and dollars saved by field engineering,design engineering, project controls, materials management and others.

June Jones is the wife of one of our Brothers who has taken her time to assist in helping elect President Obama. Thanks for all your support. Please see the following.

List of candidates running for office in TN.

Happy Labor Day from Sheet Metal Workers Local #5

Setting up your 401k account online CLICK HERE

Once a year the Knoxville – Oak Ridge Central Labor Council holds the American Labor Badge for the local Boy Scouts of America.

Romney on Organized Labor. We must vote.

Working Families Stand Together
posted June 15, 2011

Recently Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 and Members of the V.O.C. (Voluntary Organizing Committee) Met with various Union Reps. To help local Boy Scouts to gain their American Labor Merit Badge.

Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 recently awarded members with 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of service. Members along with family and supporters of Local #5 met at Calhoun’s On the River in Knoxville, TN on April 23, 2011 for our Local #5 Pin Dinner.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Below is an AFL-CIO “DO BUY” list of Union Made Products. Tired of hearing "I can't afford to buy Union Made Products" from friends and family? This list has items that are usually less than $1.00.

Mark H. Ayers, President
Building and Construction Trades Department

Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 Members now receive a discount through Union Smart for tickets to various Motor Sports races. The first select race will be in Charlotte North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Members of Local #5 will receive 25% off individual tickets or a buy two get two tickets free. Visit for more information.

Due to the need for qualified welders in the South Eastern United States Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 has started a condensed welding course for our members.

Many of you may have heard the Anti-Union radio commercials in N.C. This story explains what's behind it. Please call Rep. Thom Tillis


2304 Legislative Building






Mitt Romney once again laid into unions on Thursday as he accepted the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a staunchly anti-union industry group:

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