Here is the SWMSRCC Top Three for the week of October 11th.

Building The Future of Navajo Nation

Volunteer Navajo Union Carpenters from Local 1319 have almost completed a prototype Hogan home for Veterans living on Navajo Nation.  30 volunteer Carpenters have helped to build the prototype Hogan through CUPP opportunities.

800 Hogans are projected to be built for Veterans living on Navajo Nation. It’s a 2-bedroom, 1200 square foot, Octagon-shaped home.

The SWRCC and Local 1319 hope to work with the Navajo Nation to train workers to build the Hogans for their Veterans.

Watch and learn more about the Hogans For Veterans Project Here.

Vacation Payout News

Changes to vacation payouts have been announced by the Southwest Carpenters Trust. A Request form is NO longer needed! Direct deposit payments will be made on 11/24/21 (for December payout). Physical checks will be mailed to the address on file on or after 12/1/21.

Look for more information in your mail. New or updated banking information for direct deposit will need to be received by 11/1/21.

Email web-vaca@carpenterssw.org or call 800-293-1370 for more information.

Tough As Nails Watch Party Round Up

Local 714 and the Buena Park Training Center hosted the official Tough As Nails Watch Party on 10/6.  50+ Carpenters and their families were treated to a catered dinner followed by a red carpet pre-show hosted by Union Carpenter Ruben Tejeda.  The guest of honor himself, Union Carpenter and TAN contestant, Lamar Hanger made his grand entrance to introduce the first episode of the series.  In true Lamar fashion, he entertained the audience during commercial breaks, and he even made a surprise costume change to the military uniform he wore in the episode.

Watch parties were also held at Locals 213, 721, and 951.  Audience members at these parties asked Lamar questions during the post-show Q&A session.

You can watch the wrap-up to the entire event in the video above.