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.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 5 joined with the Knoxville Building Trades for the second annual Golf Outing. We had two teams of four players who donated their skills and time to help raise funds for the Knoxville Children's Hospital. Many supporters from our Contractors, CALM and Various Trades have pitched in to make this fund raiser a great success.



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

Rob Nicgorski Don Dette Chris Griffey
Chairman Coordinator Secretary

Committee Members: Billy Blank, Steve Smith, Rick Andersen

Fall/Spring 2016--2017 (8am-5:30pm)

 Sheet Metal Worker’s L.U. #5
Knoxville Area JATC
Chattanooga Area Training Center
2016-2017 Apprenticeship Training Schedules

The 2016-17 Apprentice Training schedules listed below are designed to provide the apprentice with 180 hours of training over the course of 10 months from September 2016 through June 2017. 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.

On 7/29/16 Local 5 Reps. Met with Yeager Sheet Metal to finalize a three year agreement. Yeager Sheet Metal specializes in Architectural metal work in the Knoxville and surrounding counties. We first met Merlyn Yeager with the need for skilled manpower and signed a project labor agreement for work at McGhee Tyson Airport after recognizing the skills of our Members we met many more times before reaching this agreement. We currently now have three Journeymen and one Apprentice working with Yeager on various jobs throughout Knoxville. Attached is a picture of left Merlyn Yeager, Courtney Yeager and BM Chris Griffey. Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 are looking forward to assisting Yeager Sheet Metal in new work opportunities and growth.

In Unity,
Jason Andrews

Sheet Metal Worker’s L.U. #5
Knoxville Area JATC
2016-2017 Training Schedules
Knoxville Area Training Center
The following is the schedule for the Apprenticeship Training Classes for the school year 2016-2017. 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.
Please be advised that school starts promptly at 7 AM and ends at 5:30 PM for a total of 10 hours of credit except as noted below. Bring your tools, books, paper, writing utensils, etc. to class each day. You must sign in and out on the class roster sheet to receive credit for that day. Attendance/tardy policy will be strictly enforced and can result in delayed wage increases, suspension from classes until you appear before the Training Committee, or result in termination from the training program.

Stacy DeMonbrun             Josh Porter
August 27 & 28                 August NO CLASSES
September 17                  September 10 & 24
October 1 & 15 & 29        October 8 & 22
November 12                   November 5 & 19
December 10                   December 3 & 17
January 7 & 21                 January 14 & 28
February 4 & 18                February 11 & 25
March 4 & 18                    March 11 & 25
April 1 & 29                       April 8 & 22
May 13 & 27                     May 6 & 27

August 27 & 28 class will include OSHA 10 training. Instructor- Stacy DeMonbrun
May 27 All students to attend BANQUET
Thank you for your cooperation and your attendance this school year

 Please see attached flyer for special promotions on Ear Q Hearing Aids.

 Attention: Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #5 Members

Local #5 is planning a Banquet to honor Members with 15, 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of good standing.

The Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 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, you will need to get with the Photographer after the Pin Presentation.

We will have a guest from the International attending the Banquet. He will be speaking to the Group and conducting the Pin Presentation.

All members and their families are invited to attend this Banquet. Local #5 will take care of the cost associated with a Member and One Guest attending. If a Member brings more than One Guest, they will be required to pay the cost for additional guest. (The cost for additional guest will be $15.00 each.) Calhoun’s will also have a Children’s Menu to choose from.

In order to have a head count, if you plan on attending the Banquet, please call the Union Hall at 689-2928 or toll free (800) 732-6276 no later than April 29th and have your name and the number of guest that will be attending put on the list. This would allow us time to inform Calhoun’s how many will be attending.

We are hoping to have a great turnout at the Banquet. As of today, we have 87 members receiving Pins. If you think you are eligible for a Pin, please give us a call. Even if you are not receiving a Pin, as I mentioned above, all members are invited to the luncheon and fellowship. I am looking forward to your attendance.


Chris LGriffey,BusinessManager
Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #5


This Years 2016 Building Trades Legislative Conference hosted many special guests along with Training for Building Trades Reps. And a detailed list of Legislative issues that could effect our Unions. 

 North America’s Building Trades Unions Kick-Off 2016 Legislative Conference with Focus on Values, Issues and Opportunities

April 18, 216
Tom Owens

North America’s Building Trades Unions Kick-Off 2016 Legislative Conference with Focus on Values, Issues and Opportunities
Industry and Political Leaders Laud Value-Proposition of Unionized Skilled Trades

WASHINGTON, DC – Over 3,000 delegates attended the opening session of the two-day, 2016 Legislative Conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU).

 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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