About Us

About Us

Local 512 was chartered as a Local of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) in 1950. Currently the SMWIA represents 150,000 skilled craftpersons throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Our Local has approximately 250 members, both Journeypersons and Apprentices, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Sheet Metal trade is one of the most diversified of all of the trades. Our workers work with other trades to construct commercial, industrial and residential buildings. We work with sheet metal, plastic and fibreglass materials; we use hand and power tools and other specialized equipment to fabricate, repair, cut, bend and shape sheets of metal. Utilizing mathematics and pattern layout development methods, Sheet Metal Workers work on construction sites and in fabrication and metal shops throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our members have been major contributors to the successful completion and the on-going maintenance of many projects both large and small. We worked on the initial construction of the Health Sciences Centre as well as a large number of hotels. We played a vital role in the most important projects in our Province’s history: the Hibernia Offshore Platform, the Terra Nova FPSO, the Come-By-Chance Oil Refinery, the Trans-Shipment Facility at Whiffen Head, the Voisey’s Bay Nichol Mine and the I.O.C. Mine in Labrador City. Currently, we are working at the Long Harbour Processing Plant, Hebron Offshore Platform, Muskrat Falls Lower Churchill Project and other construction projects too numerous to mention.

Our goal is to continue to supply unionized contractors with the most skillful men and women, both Journeypersons and Apprentices, that Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer.

Our Union Office is located at 78 Brookfield Rd., St. John’s

Contact Us:

Mail: Sheet Metal Workers Local 512, P.O. Box 1473, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5N8

E-mail: smw512@nf.aibn.com

Phone: (709)754-1620 or (709)754-1621                       Fax: (709)754-5104

 

 

Officers and Staff:

Gerard Murphy – Business Manager

Bill Merrigan – Business Agent

Helen Pearcey – Administrative Assistant

 

Benefits Office:

Benefit Plan Administrators (Atlantic) Limited

BPA Financial Group

49-55 Elizabeth Avenue

Suite 202

St. John’s, NL

A1A 1W9

 

Phone:           (709) 753-9392

Toll Free:       1 (888) 201-2559

Facsimile       (709) 753-0520

E-mail:           stjohns@bpagroup.com