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.

 These items were hand crafted and fabricated by Sheet Metal Workers Local 5 members to be Auctioned for the Epilepsy Foundation in hopes of raising funds to fight this disease.

 On December 3rd 2015 Sheet Metal Workers Local 5 Members joined togather along with other Union Trades to show our support for the UAW Vote and the Maintenance Workers at VW Chattanooga.

Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 North Carolina Production Members are donating time and skills to help Marion City restore a Train Caboose and make it into a walk through museum piece. Our Brothers and Sisters in the Transportation Division have helped with time and research as to the History of this line. A special thanks to Brother Louis Parrow from Metal Industries for heading up this project. As this project is still in the works I will keep you notified with new pictures and progress. In Unity, Jason Andrews


DATE: July 20, 2015


FROM: Christopher L. Griffey, Business Manager


Phone: (336) 882-3167 Fax: (336) 882-3168

 Sheet Metal Worker’s L.U. #5
Knoxville Area JATC
2015-2016 Training Schedules
Knoxville Area Training Center

The following is the schedule for the Apprenticeship Training Classes for the school year 2015-2016. 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.
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 Sheet Metal Worker’s L.U. #5
Knoxville Area JATC
Chattanooga Area Training Center
2015-2016 Apprenticeship Training Schedules

SMOHIT’s Medical Screening Program is an important part of our early detection efforts. Each
volunteering SMART member receives an examination that includes:
• Chest X-rays and Breathing Test – To detect possible effects of exposure to asbestos, insulation
fibers, silica dust, welding fumes and chemicals that can affect the respiratory system
• Hemmoccult Test – Blood in the stool
• Blood Sample:
» Total Cholesterol
» LDL (bad) Cholesterol – The main source of buildup and blockage in the arteries
» HDL (good) Cholesterol – Helps keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries
» Triglycerides – Another form of fat in the blood
• PSA – Prostate Cancer
• Blood Pressure
The following SMOHIT health screenings are scheduled in your area. All sheet metal workers who
were initiated to journey-level status prior to January 1, 1994 and are on minimum dues (if retired)
are eligible.
We hope you will join us for this valuable Medical Screening Program.

Where: 112 Hillcrest Dr Knoxville, TN 37918

When: April 30, 2015 (9:00am-5:00pm)

RSVP: 1- 703-739-7130 extension 669

 The materials and labor to make these items (Huricane Lantern/Basket) were proudly donated by the hard working Brothers and Sisters of Local #5 for the annual Epilepsy Foundation Auction in hopes of raising funding to fight this disease.

Proving again that this trade is an art and that quality is craftsmanship!

In Unity,

A Proud Member

 How are your New Year's resolutions going so far? We're here to offer a hand. We partnering with well-known health and exercise organizations to help you reach and maintain your goals (and save you some money in the process).
The first agreement is with participating Gold's Gyms nationwide. They are offering any member of SMART (and family members living in the same household) approximately 10% off membership dues. All you have to do is show your dues receipt when you sign up. We have provided a list of participating gyms here.
Gold's Gym is offering SMART members a special $1 only to join from February 8th - 14th. SMOHIT (Sheet Metal Occipational Health Trust) is also in negotiations with other health and fitness organizations to offer you similar discounts.
Stay tuned for future announcements cut and paste this link for locations

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

Setting up your 401k account online CLICK HERE

Saturday March 21, 2015 – Oak Ridge Central Labor Council holds the American Labor Badge for the local Boy Scouts of America. Located at 339 South Hall Road in Alcoa, TN starting at 8:30am Free Pizza Lunch, Drinks and Door Prizes and Labor Badge at completion.

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 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.

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.

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.

Working Families Stand Together
posted June 15, 2011

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

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.

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