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IWEA / Iron Workers Local Union No. 3

We don't go to the office. We build it.

The statement, “We don’t go to the office, we build it” rings true with Iron Workers Local Union No. 3. For over 100 years, the men and women of Local 3, in conjunction with its signatory contractors, have proudly completed thousands of projects on time and on budget throughout Western Pennsylvania including State College and Erie. Iron workers are known for their superior training and attention to safety, quality, and service which enables them, along with their signatory contractors and partners, to deliver superior results. Having received the specialty training needed to meet the complex challenges that arise on each project, iron workers are able to help contractors achieve, and in many cases exceed, their goals on the job site.

The apprenticeship program offered jointly by Local 3 and its contractors helps stimulate and assist with the skill development of new members starting their journey in the ironworker industry. Our three-year training program is conducted at our apprenticeship facility located in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. Training is year round as you work for one of our contractors. At seven different times throughout the year, you will be required to attend our training facility for one week at a time. Each training week is set up to follow the same time schedule as a typical work week, combining classroom instruction with indoor and outdoor hands-on training that will simulate the same conditions you will encounter on the job site.

Local 3 works collectively with Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania (IWEA) to provide benefits to both members and contractors. Both are committed to furthering the ironworking industry while promoting quality, safety and excellence. For more information about the IWEA and its contractors, visit or call its executive director, William Ligetti, at 412-922-6855.  For more information about Iron Workers Local Union No. 3, visit or call 412-227-6767.

"The best part of this job is being able to see things you built throughout the Pittsburgh region."

Mark Beckett
Century Steel Erectors Co.

IWEA / Iron Workers Local Union No. 3
Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center
2315 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-471-4535 Home