About Millwrights Local 2309

About Millwright Local 2309

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Millwright Local 2309 - The First Canadian Millwright Local

UBC Millwright Local 2309 is one of eight affiliated Local Unions of The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario (MRCO), United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) across the Province of Ontario.

We represent thousands of woman and men working as progressive cross-trained construction and maintenance professionals with exceptional skills to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair precision machinery.

UBC millwrights are vital partners in industries as diverse as energy, automotive, aerospace, food processing, pharmaceuticals and more.

The first Millwrights' union in Canada was formed in Toronto in 1876. When the UBCJA chartered its first Local Union in Toronto the Millwrights applied for affiliation and were admitted in 1884. One of these early pioneer members was Brother Harry Lloyd, who was later elected General President of the Brotherhood from 1896 - 1898.

Local 2309 has the distinction of being the first Millwright Local Union chartered in Canada that stemmed the growth of millwrights throughout the country. Our charter was issued July 6, 1950 and at that time we had only 16 members. Today, we can proudly point to a growing membership of over 1400.

Millwrights' Union
Millwrights' Union

As we mark 72 years of continued success and progress, we recall the devoted work of many members, and particularly Basil 'Bud' Clark, who was the first business representative of Local 2309, holding the post until he became secretary of the Toronto District Council in 1964.

The term "Millwright" is a time-honoured one. Sir William Fairbaine wrote in 1889 that the word "conveyed the idea of a person marked by everything that was ingenious and skillful".

Millwright Local 2309 Mission

  • With pride in our more than 72-year history, we strive for job fairness and family-sustaining wages & benefits.
  • We lead the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled millwright professionals. Millwright Local 2309 places a top priority on developing the total professional: millwrights who are not only technical experts in their craft, but who also demonstrate effective communication and leadership qualities.
  • Our mission is to stand strong with our members and business partners to help them achieve success. Local 2309 education and training advances leadership, skill, quality, productivity, safety, and attitude with the goal of creating a constructive culture within the construction industry and providing a competitive workforce for our contractors and owners.

Quality & Integrity

Accuracy

You can ensure a high level of production by staffing your jobsite with professional millwrights who have the skills and experience to safely, quickly and properly complete the work.

Apprenticeship

Contractors who employ UBC Millwrights have access to unlimited, ongoing training for any project, and a veteran workforce that understands the big picture.

Productivity

UBC Millwrights solve problems. We understand new technology and possess specialized talents to address challenges that surface during a project.

Staff & Executive Board

Mark Beardsworth

Mark A. Beardsworth

Business Manager
Executive Board - Financial Secretary
Assistant EST & VP Millwright Regional Council of Ontario

Drew Chittenden

Drew Chittenden

Business Representative
Executive Board - Vice President

John Baker

John Baker

Business Representative
Executive Board - Treasurer

Kevin Macnamara

Kevin Macnamara

Executive Board - President

Rita Moore

Rita Moore

Instructor & Training Coordinator
Executive Board - Recording Secretary

Brad Dewey

Brad Dewey

Instructor & Training Coordinator
Executive Board - Warden

Sean Windatt

Sean Windatt

Instructor & Training Coordinator
Executive Board - Trustee

Joe Kowaliw

Joe Kowaliw

Instructor
Executive Board - Trustee

Paul Ladd

Paul Ladd

Executive Board - Conductor

Lloyd Jessup

Lloyd Jessup

Executive Board - Trustee

Sean K. Windatt

Sean K. Windatt

Instructor & Training Coordinator

Tara Colgan

Tara Colgan

Administrative Assistant

Lisa White

Lisa White

Administrative Assistant