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Member Spotlight: Ernie and Enzo Villarino

Ernie and Enzo Villarino are a testament to the values of hard work, dedication, and the powerful legacy of Union membership, making Local 619 proud.

You may already know of Local 619 member Ernie Villarino. Besides being a vocal member of our Union, he is also proud to be a Delegate. With over 25 years of experience, he takes pride in representing our Union and striving to be the best member he can be.

Ernie is also the creator of a signature line of hammers. His entrepreneurial spirit led to the creation of Erner Brand, a company that has sold over 1,000 hammers globally. The success of this venture, has become an inspiration for many. Ernie includes a Local 619 sticker with every hammer shipped, symbolizing the roots of his success.

Enzo Villarino, Ernie’s son, recently joined the Union and is appreciative of the mentorship that he is receiving as an Apprentice to his father. Growing up, Enzo watched his father’s dedication to the Union, that provided a stable and comfortable life for their family. Enzo is overjoyed at the opportunity to learn from his father, even if they occasionally clash over who knows best.

Ernie and Enzo Villarino are a testament to the values of hard work, dedication, and the powerful legacy of Union membership, making Local 619 proud.

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