New Challenges Every Day for Ironworkers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After four years of training and schooling, ironworkers could make around $33 an hour – including health, pension and other benefits, says Anthony M. Deley, business manager and financial secretary of Ironworkers Local 207. Building and mechanical foundations, retaining walls, bridge piers and reinforcing structures are some of the jobs ironworkers perform.

Jeremy Brush, who is a second-year apprentice, says he has been part of the Ultium Cells LLC project in Lordstown, working on substructure on bridges in Youngstown and Cleveland, along with the South Field Energy facility in Wellsville.

“Each day brings new challenges. And it’s fun,” Brush says. “It keeps my self-discipline in check. Some days I don’t want to get up at five in the morning and go to work for 10 hours. But it’s all worth it at the end of the week when I get my paycheck.”

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