Exciting Announcement

Introducing the Central Midwest Regional Council of Carpenters

We are thrilled to share an exciting announcement that marks a significant milestone in our organization’s journey—a change that reflects our growth, unity, and commitment to better serve our members and communities. Today, we proudly unveil our new identity as the Central Midwest Regional Council of Carpenters.

Formerly known as the Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, this name change symbolizes a broader vision and a more inclusive approach to our regional representation. The decision to rebrand comes after careful consideration of our organization’s strengths, pursuit of progress, and the desire to better reflect the diverse and dynamic communities we serve.

Why Central Midwest Regional Council of Carpenters?

In 2005, the Indiana Regional Council merged with the Kentucky Council to become the IKRCC. In 2011, Ohio was added to the fold, introducing IKORCC. Today, the only things changing with this new identity are our name and look.

Our goal continues to be to support the thousands of UBC members in our states in their careers through growing market share, strong community relationships, and innovative training. Our new brand provides a stronger foundation to market ourselves, our members, and build a concrete presence in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Together, we are stronger as one; we are the Central Midwest Carpenters.

What’s Next?

As we embark on this exciting journey as the Central Midwest Regional Council of Carpenters, we are grateful for the continued support of our members, partners, and communities. Together, we will build a future that honors our rich history while embracing the endless possibilities that lie ahead.

Stay tuned for upcoming events, initiatives, and programs that highlight our renewed commitment to the members of our region. We are confident that this change will strengthen our organization and bring about positive transformations for everyone involved.

Here’s to a bright and promising future as the Central Midwest Regional Council of Carpenters!


2023 Open House Season

The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Open House season is officially complete. We had record-breaking attendance at nearly every training center – and shattered our total attendance records. Through September and October, we saw over 7,800 high schoolers, community leaders, and more in our training centers in Warsaw, Merrillville, Louisville, Greenwood, Newburgh, Terre Haute, Grayson, Richfield, Columbus, Monroe, and Rossford. Read more

2023 Ohio Graduation

In February, we celebrated 863 graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022: with over 400 walking across the stage for the Ohio Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program’s graduation ceremony.
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Setting the Pace in Energy

2023: IKORCC is about to hit one million work hours in the renewable industry with over 500,000 coming from solar. Solar farms are becoming more popular here in our Midwest states Read more

IKORCC’s International Floor Laying Champion – John Sawyer

JOHN SAWYER – union floor layer by day… international floor laying champion and regional icon by night. By now, the entire United Brotherhood of Carpenters community knows how skilled he truly is when it comes to flooring, but when did he realize that he’s got what it takes to be the best union floor layer in North America? Read more

2023 Success Stories

2023 was a great year for the IKORCC and its members. We saw record growth and productivity from the council – and we wanted to take some time and highlight how the organization has helped individual members throughout their journeys as UNION Carpenters… Read more

2023 IKORCC Magazine

You won’t want to miss all the great content inside our annual IKORCC magazine. Inside you’ll find a letter from EST Mike Kwiatkowski with an exciting announcement, updates from hubs across the council, important information on your pension and healthcare, updates on the solar market, training updates, and stories on the incredible IKORCC members.

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Celebrating 444 Graduating Apprentices in Indiana and Kentucky

A monumental achievement unfolded on a Saturday night as 444 skilled and dedicated apprentices from the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters celebrated the culmination of four years of unwavering commitment and hard work. A Promising Future Each year, the Regional Council celebrates the achievements of the union’s newest journey-level carpenters. “The apprenticeship is not an […]

Framing The Future: Accepting Annual Scholarship Applications

Applications are now open for the annual Central Midwest Regional Council of Carpenters (CMRCC) scholarship program. CMRCC believes in accessible and affordable higher education, whether it’s choosing a union trade school or taking college courses. Each year, the regional council opens forty $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded in 2024 to eligible member’s dependent children. Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics, and twenty others via a random drawing.

The Central Midwest Carpenters scholastic scholarships are awarded based on 60% high school grade point average and 40% on SAT or ACT scores. Twenty scholarships will be selected by random drawing. Read more