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Smart Strategies in Renewable Energy

Analysts believe that solar power generators will eventually produce most of the energy needed around the world. Skilled millwrights from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters are ready to build the facilities, farms, panels, and towers needed to harness this vast natural resource.

Training, industry partnerships, and relationships with key manufacturers give UBC millwrights a competitive advantage on jobsites, and position UBC contractors as the best choice for the installation and maintenance of wind turbines, solar heating panels, and facilities for small hydro, modern biomass, geothermal, and biofuels.

Solar Training

The UBC’s Solar Installer Qualification course, taught at the International Training Center in Las Vegas, makes use of our renowned “train the trainer” model so that standardized training is deployed at hundreds of training facilities across the U.S. and Canada. The course focuses on concepts such as concentrated solar, thermal, photovoltaic crystalline silicon and thin-film, and concentrated photovoltaic systems. As a result, thousands of skilled, qualified millwrights are ready to meet the demand, installing solar arrays on new and existing commercial and residential buildings.

UBC Certified Rigger and Signaler Program Accredited

Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in the USA and Canada.

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Wind Training

UBC millwrights’ long history of excellence in gas and steam turbine installation and maintenance means our millwrights and contractors are well-positioned to apply their expertise in the wind industry. UBC millwrights have built their reputation by delivering wind energy projects to exact specifications, regardless of scheduling, geographic, or other challenges. Based on years of hands-on and theoretical training, UBC Millwrights understand the technology, tooling, machinery and maintenance needs to install wind equipment — and keep it humming.

The UBC Millwright Commitment

On every worksite, every day, UBC millwrights and contractors bring:

SAFETY

Constant attention to safety is ingrained in our membership, from our leadership to our apprentices. Safety is designed into every UBC training program and we work with our partners to proactively ensure safety and resolve individual safety issues as they occur.

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DEDICATION

We come to work every day with a positive attitude, a professional appearance, and a determination to finish the job correctly on time, the first time.

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AVAILABILITY

Our thousands of UBC millwrights enable our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick response to emergencies and other challenges.

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PRODUCTIVITY

Meeting the schedule is key, and our disciplined, reliable crews know that fast, accurate installations are essential.

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FLEXIBILITY

We keep projects on time and on budget using strategies fine-tuned to customer needs. We compress schedules, adjust staffing numbers and modify work hours, workdays, and workweeks to get the job done.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

We finish projects according to the customer’s satisfaction — and we follow through with training, maintenance and customer service. One call puts the best-trained maintenance crews at the worksite to get the system up and running as fast as possible.

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Hydroelectric Training

Whether you need inspection, consultation, installation, repair, overhaul, maintenance, refurbishment or upgrade of your hydroelectric plant equipment, UBC millwrights are ready to service your scheduled or forced outage needs, anytime, anyplace. Our UBC millwrights have worked hydro units across the continent and are experienced in all unit types and sizes. UBC millwrights have signatory partners that offer complete engineering and repair services.

Safety: Our Top-Priority Business Deliverable

The UBC believes a safe worksite is achieved only through comprehensive training for every millwright on every project. Our members must complete and achieve mastery of the following health and safety training programs.

UBC Millwright Health & Safety Training Programs

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Confined Space Worker Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Arrest
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out Safety
  • SDS Safety Data Sheets
  • Millwright Health & Safety 16-Hour Course
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act 10-Hour Course
  • Scaffold User Safety
  • Pre-Task Analysis, Jobsite Safety Analysis
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The Bottom Line

Your Goal Is Our Goal

By using UBC millwrights, you are assured quality, productive work, from pre-planning to maintenance.

Our promise is simple:

  • We will work safely, accurately, and dependably.
  • We will respond to all requests promptly and will deliver the service that we promised.
  • We will communicate early and often and will involve the customer every step of the way.
  • We will complete projects according to specified schedules with pride and integrity.
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Get in Touch Before Your Next Renewable Energy Project Starts

Contact the UBC millwrights now to get more details on hiring the most dedicated and highly trained skilled labor. A representative will respond to your inquiry directly.

"The union gave us 100 percent support and created an environment of partnership, relationship, and respect. It was a true success for everybody involved, and the UBC millwrights were the key."

Salvatore DeBiase, Site Project Supervisor, Composite Cooling Solutions

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