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May 13, 2020 Launch Release

For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2020

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 Launches New Website for Member Information and Recruitment 

Cleveland The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 (Local 18), a leader among Ohio’s unions, constructing the roads, bridges and buildings that lift Ohio’s economy and connect our communities, today announced the launch of The website brings a new look to Local 18, with improved usability and is a single-source location for Local 18 members to find the latest news and information, and for prospective members to learn more about pursuing a career as an operating engineer.

“We’re excited to support our members with the new website, with access to benefits information, news and developments we know are so important for them and their families,” said Richard Dalton, business manager of Local 18. “Local 18 represents operating engineers who have rewarding, well-paying careers working the heavy machinery that builds Ohio, and we’re excited to share that message as Ohio reopens and rebuilds this summer.” features a Member Portal, with news and events, membership information and the IUOE 18 Member app. The new highlights several projects Local 18 members are currently working on across the state, including:

  • the Third Street Bridge in Dayton
  • the I-480 Valley View Bridge near Cleveland
  • the Long Ridge Energy Generation Project in Hannibal

At, visitors can learn about the careers available to prospective Local 18 members, information about applying to become a part of Local 18 and the extensive, free and expert training available to Local 18 apprentices and journeypersons through the union’s four state-of-the-art, all-weather facilities located across Ohio.

The new website for Local 18, designed and developed by Paul Werth Associates, an integrated public relations and marketing firm in Columbus, Ohio, is also built to be dynamically updated with the latest news, projects, videos and member testimonials to keep members and the public informed about the latest Local 18 developments. Visit to learn more.

About IUOE Local 18

IUOE Local 18 is a leader among Ohio’s unions, building the roads, bridges and buildings that lift our state’s economy and connect our communities. Ohio’s labor unions provide support for workers’ rights wages and safety, and continue to fight to sustain those important rights, improve our workplaces and make our communities stronger.

Local 18 members are operating engineers supported by a union – Local 18 – offering free apprenticeships and training, great benefits and a well-paying career. Learn about how Local 18 builds Ohio at

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