Local 397 has an accredited state of the art training center that is part of the International certified AWS Welding Program.
Ironworkers Local 397 has a 17,940 sq. ft. state of the art training center. This facility is dedicated to training the safest, most productive and skilled ironworkers in the industry.
3,840 sq. ft. is committed to classroom instruction. Our classrooms are an interactive learning environment. The curriculum is has the most current technical information for the ironworking trade.
Our hands on training is supervised by experienced and qualified instructors. An intense focus is placed developing ironworkers that will help our signatory contractors complete their projects, safely, on time and within budget.
Our training center is available to all Journeymen, Apprentices, Pre-Apprentices and Welders performing Welder Qualification Tests.
Our welding shop is an accredited American Welding Society testing facility. We have a full time American Welding Society CWI and CWE.
We instruct our welders in the following processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW.
Our Welding Shop includes (22) welding stations, oxy-fuel, plasma and carbon arc cutting stations.
Weld Shop Hours:
Every Tuesday 8:00 am -- 5:00 pm
(Weld Test by appointment. Please call 813-623-1515 ext.22)
James "JT " Thomas - Certified Welding Inspector
AWS Certified Welding Inspector
AWS Certified Welding Educator
(2) Story Structural Mock up
(3) Ton overhead Crane
Stairways and handrail system
Bar Joist, Bridging and Decking
Rigging Mock-up including rigging devices and hardware to move: tanks, compressors and structural members.
Curtain Wall with entrance way
Composite panel Wall
Caulking Mock- up
Reinforcing Concrete: slab, walls ad columns
All Terrain Fork Lift
Scaffold: Tube and coupler, Frame and systems