Construction Professionals Invited to Free Sheet Metal Open House

An open house to demonstrate the region’s sheet metal capabilities will be held on Thursday, October 28 at the Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Training Center in Boardman, Ohio.

Members of the local architectural and design, construction and commercial real estate communities are invited to come to the facility, located at 200 McClurg Road, from 4-6 p.m. for a variety of activities and exhibits. The sheet metal workers are opening their doors for touring, hands-on demonstrations and continuing education credits.

“We encourage anyone connected with our region’s construction industry to spend some time with our area’s top sheet metal professionals and contractors to get an update on the skills, productivity and expertise available from this crucial trade,” said Kevin Reilly, Executive Vice-President of The Builders, a co-sponsor of the event.

Reilly added that building owners, inspectors, facility managers, and elected officials are also invited to take part in the day’s activities.

The event is completely free of charge. Light food and beverages will be available.

Who: Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 and its Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, The local Sheet Metal Contractor’s Association, The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania

What: Training Center Open House

When: October 28, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Sheet Metal Workers Training Center, 200 McClurg Road, Boardman, Ohio

Program Elements:

Four technical hands-on or demonstration stations: Architectural, HVAC, Welding, and Service, featuring:

Analysis of the Gateridge House and its chimney flashing, wall panels, roof panels and awning

  • A look at the refrigeration cycle on a trainer board
  • Controls and heating cycles
  • Fuels and efficiency issues
  • Electrical connection procedures and basic electricity
  • Demo of three welding systems: MIG, TIG, and stick
  • Examples of the certification process for welding

Continuing education unit (CEU) focusing on duct design and using the correct fitting for proper air flow will be offered as a self-reporting course.

Informational displays by The Builders, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 and others 

To register for the event visit Questions, or to register by phone, call 330-539-6050 or email