Becoming a signatory contractor has benefits to you as the employer.
Local 450 staff and members are committed to helping your business grow. You will have access to a massive labor pool of Operating Engineers anywhere within our 101-county jurisdiction.
We have built and operate our Apprenticeship and Training facility with evolving education in mind. Our members get personalized training from certified journeymen instructors and have access to the latest tech and equipment. Having safety conscious, highly – skilled employees saves contractors time and money.
Local 450 offers nationally recognized pension and health plans for your employees.
The Southern Operators Health Fund is one of the top multi-employer health plans. It is a nationwide health plan that offers participants a comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision benefits. The Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of both labor and management who design the plan and provide families with the tools, information, and programs participants need to take control of their health. Through our partnership with the Fund, office staff of signatory contractors are eligible to access these benefits as well. Learn more about the Southern Operators Health Plan here.
The IUOE Local 450 Apprenticeship and Training Fund is overseen by a board of Trustees made up of both labor representatives and management representatives from our signatory contractors. The Local 450 Training Center sits on 150 acres adjacent to our Local 450 offices in Dayton, TX. At the facility, employees can operate real equipment to enhance their skills and attain industry-recognized certification at no cost to the employer. Below is a list of some of the classes that are available:
The Local 450 Apprenticeship and Training Fund is in the process of constructing a mini-unit to create the most realistic industrial training experience around. The structure will be complete with exchangers, valves, piping, and motors on three accessible decks. Apprentices and Journeymen will be able to complete hands-on tasks that exactly mimic scenarios they will encounter in the field. This next-level training will tremendously increase the capability of our workforce and add yet another advantage for partner contractors.
Eliminate your recruitment budget. There will be no need to advertise, process, evaluate, or recruit workforce associated with the operation of equipment or rigging. You will have access to a qualified certified workforce with a simple phone call or email.