The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union, Local Lodge744 was chartered on November 8, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, and proudly continues to serve the needs of our members . The Boilermakers Union, Local 744, is part of the Great Lakes Area.Vital to the heavy industrial industry:the boilermaker trade consists of highly skilled craftsmen and women who erect and maintain various types of pressure vessels. These include: coal fired boilers in power generation plants, small boilers in schools and hospitals, blast furnaces and basic oxygen furnaces in the steel industry, pollution control equipment, and numerous other tanks and pressurized containment vessels in the industry. We also work in the oil refining industry, chemical plants, paper mills and other manufacturing facilities. Boilermakers are thoroughly trained in such special skills as TIG and MIG welding, oxy-acetylene burning, arc-gouging, plasma-arc cutting, rigging, tank erection, fitting, blueprint reading and other related aptitudes. Boilermakers arrive on the jobsite OSHA safety trained, drug tested and ready to meet the needs of the construction industries' owners and contractors providing highly skilled workers in a world of changing technology.