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10201 U.S. Highway 92 East
Tampa, Florida 33610

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 -- 9:00 pm 

4th Saturday of every month 8am -5pm

(Weld Test by appointment. Please call 813-623-1515  ext.25 or ext 27)  

Kevin Wehling - Certified Welding Inspector 

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • AWS Certified Welding Educator


  • Fall Protection
  • (2) Story Structural Mock up
  • (3) Ton overhead Crane
  • Stairways and handrail system
  • Bridge girder
  • 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
  • Store Front
  • Composite panel Wall
  • Caulking Mock- up
  • Reinforcing Concrete: slab, walls ad columns
  • All Terrain Fork Lift
  • High Reach
  • Scaffold: Tube and coupler, Frame and systems