International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
The Boilermakers are a diverse union of workers in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, professional emergency medical services, repair and related industries. Boilermakers build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications among other things. These skilled workers often use acetylene torches, power grinders and other equipment for welding, burning, cutting, rigging, layout and bolting. It’s hard work, and heavy lifting and dedication to the craft is required.
The Boilermakers union consists of 63 local lodges, 1 district lodge, and 1 national lodge.
Business Manager/Secretary/Treasurer – Tim Ruth
Assistant Business Manager/Dispatcher – Robert Gallegos
3890 Elm Street, Denver, CO 80207
Any member of The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers may call himself or herself a Boilermaker, and many do even though they do not actually work in boiler construction and repair. Many also refer to themselves by some other trade our union represents through its many divisions. So you may hear our members refer to themselves as blacksmiths, forgers, ship builders, cement workers, stove workers, metal polishers, or numerous other job descriptions.
Our members fabricate, erect and repair systems and components throughout the commercial and industrial sector of the Power Generation, Pollution Control, Petro-Chemical, Steel, Pulp & Paper, Ship Repair, Mining, Storage Tanks, Towers & Pressure Vessels, Cement and other related industries.