Born and raised on the Iron Range, Hailey Lislegard has always had a love for operating heavy equipment. “I am from a long line of miners from the Iron Range that goes back generations,” Lislegard said. Lislegard, a two-year Local 49 member, said her passion for operating equipment began when she was growing up riding [...]
Steve Tuhy has transitioned from being an apprentice at the Operating Engineers Local 49 Training Center, to landing a job as an instructor/mechanic at the Training Center to now being their Apprenticeship Coordinator. However Tuhy grew up on a farm and has been around equipment his entire life, so it was only natural that he [...]
Local 49 member, Russell Rask of Gilbert, MN, has been a part of the Operating Engineers Local 49 Apprenticeship Program for a year, and will shortly begin Phase II of the program. While an unfortunate event brought Rask to the Training Center, he now says this has been a positive experience. “I got laid off [...]
Lisa Klankowski, a five-year member of Local 49 and current apprentice at the Operating Engineers Local 49 Training Center, has worked her way up from operating small equipment doing dirt work to now operating cranes at the St. Croix River Crossing Bridge project for Lunda Construction Co. However, prior to her time as a heavy [...]
Look for the Local49 Promotional Trailer at these upcoming events . . We'll be announcing the new 2017 Local 49 Promotional Trailer events soon, stay tuned for more information!
Attention Union Members, the 2016-2017 Training Schedule will be mailed to all Local 49 Union Members on September 22nd. The ability to register for classes on this website will be opened up at 8:00am, on September 26th.