Ironworkers Local 392’s 100th Anniversary Gala set for April 6

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Ironworkers Local 392 in East St. Louis will celebrate a century of standing up for workers with a dinner dance gala and the release of a history book on April 6, the anniversary of the Local’s founding.

Over the past century, Local 392’s work has spanned bridges, schools, factories, power plants, hospitals, stadiums, racetracks and other projects “big or small,” according to its website.

“It’s an unbelievable feat, 100 years in existence,” said Business Manager John Schmitt. “It’s really humbling and unbelievable.”

Currently, Local 392 has 670 members include retirees, 330 journeymen and 70 apprentices. “Hopefully we can keep that going,” Schmitt said.

Many of 392’s members work for United Contractors, though some are at Conoco Phillips, the Granite City steel mill or Prairie State Energy and others,  he said.

The gala and book release will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Regency O’Fallon. The welcome, honor guard, national anthem and invocation will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and dessert. Presentations will take place at 7:15, followed by dancing and celebration until 11 p.m. with an open bar.

Event sponsorship and advertising information can be found at unionhistories.com/Local392.


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