Local 440 First Beam Raising
Local 440 First Beam Raising

Ironworkers Local 440 Places Steel for New Tribal Administration Building

Jul 6, 2017

AKWESASNE -- On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 6, 2017; members of Ironworkers Local 440 erected the first piece of steel for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s new Administration Building located on Business Park Road in Akwesasne, New York. When completed in September 2018; the 54,700-square-foot building will provide one central location for community members to access tribal government offices. The building is being constructed by Bette & Cring, whose bid complies with the Tribe’s Native Preference Policy to utilize a skilled Mohawk workforce of no less than 40 percent. Pictured is Local 440 Ironworker Gordie King unhooking a steel hoisting cable, as fellow ironworkers Paul Sawatis and Stevie Thomas brace the ladder, while Dan Oakes looks on. Jefford’s Steel and Local 440, which is comprised of mostly Mohawk ironworkers, were awarded the sub-contract to supply and erect the steel structure. For information on employment opportunities, visit the Akwesasne Employment Resource Center’s website at www.myaerc.org.

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.