NOW HIRING: Instructors for Training Center

The Local 49 Training Center is hiring for several instructor positions: Safety instructor: View the job description here. Email resume and cover letter to resume@local49training.org. Heavy equipment simulator instructor: View…

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Local 49 business manager condemns failure of House DFL to reach deal on infrastructure

Jason George, business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, released the following statement Wednesday, May 25, in response to the Minnesota Legislature’s failure to complete its…

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Local 49 announces 2022 scholarship winners

Local 49 received 47 completed scholarship applications this year from a diverse and competitive group of individuals. Ten grants were awarded for $2,500 each, up from $1,000 in previous years….

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Smallman wins Top Women in Construction Award

Connie Smallman, a Local 49 member and operating engineer with Kraus-Anderson, won the Outstanding Craftswoman category in Finance & Commerce’s 2022 Top Women in Construction Awards last week. Read more…

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Longtime member’s legacy lives on through donation to Training Center

A longtime member and business agent’s commitment to Local 49 is having a ripple effect beyond his lifetime. When Jack Guy, of Gilbert, Minnesota, died just before his 90th birthday…

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Local 49 member named finalist for Top Women in Construction Awards

UPDATE: Connie Smallman was named the winner in the Outstanding Craftswoman category.­ As a young girl, Connie Smallman learned to use power tools and, with her dad’s help, built her…

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Congressman Stauber supports stronger prevailing wage regulations

Local 49 thanks Minnesota Congressman Pete Stauber for backing much-needed updates to the Davis-Bacon Act regulations that will directly benefit operating engineers. Approved in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act requires contractors…

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Nominations due May 18 for 2022 Women Building Success Awards

Local 49 is proud to represent some of the most talented, skilled and hard-working women in our industry. You can help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating someone…

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Students get hands-on experience with heavy equipment at Ziegler Cat in Shakopee

More than 40 high school students from across the state of Minnesota took the controls of a tractor loader backhoe at Ziegler Cat in Shakopee Saturday, April 30, and had…

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