Building Better Together

Our Mission

SLCC’s mission is to expand business opportunities for Union Contractors and their highly-trained workforce by fostering effective relationships with the end-users of construction services; seeking to understand thoroughly the customer’s needs to facilitate the delivery of superior performance from both contractors and union craft workers.

Construction Careers

Why the cooperative

SLCC Leadership

Construction Careers

Why the cooperative

SLCC Leadership

Saint Louis Construction Cooperative

The Saint Louis Construction Cooperative (SLCC) is a consolidated effort by construction trades, founded in 1972 as PRIDE (Productivity and Responsibility Increase Development and Employment) of St. Louis, as the first, voluntary construction labor-management-consumer collaborative organization. SLCC was built upon a simple principle: building a bigger, better, and brighter future for the St. Louis construction industry.

The SLCC is unlike any collaboration in the country: enabling regular, inter-trade communication, resolution, and strategy to address the most pressing issues facing the construction industry – yesterday, today, and for years to come.

The joint efforts of the SLCC ensures our members are always best-in-practice, with the safest, most well-trained workforce on the job site, managed by the most capable and qualified contractors in the industry, and setting the standard for excellence in construction.

Boilermakers assemble and repair boilers, pressure vessels, tanks, and vats, making them essential to the energy, manufacturing, and processing industries. Know more.

Bricklayers are not only important for the structural integrity of buildings, but they also help create their distinctive beauty. They lay brick, block, stone, glass block and related materials, with or without mortar. Know more.

Carpenters have one of the most versatile construction occupations. They work in many areas of construction, skilled in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Know more.

Cement masons craft the concrete that shapes the ever-changing skyline and roadway systems that connect communities across our state and the United States. Know more.

Laborers are the most diverse craft in the construction industry. Laborers are present at every stage of construction in every industry and work directly with every craft in construction. Know more.

Since 1941, the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center has produced more highly skilled and safe electricians and communication technicians than any training program in Missouri. This free higher education requires no student loans and pays apprentices as they learn, including benefits.
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Elevator constructors install, maintain and repair elevators. This includes advanced high-speed elevators for today’s sophisticated high-rise buildings as well as healthcare, hospitality, industrial and other industries. Know more.

Floor layers create the warmth, elegance and functionality of a room from the bottom up though carpeting, hardwood, ceramic, and resilient flooring in residential and commercial settings. Know more.

Glaziers put the glitter and gleam in today’s buildings as they cut, fabricate and install metal window systems including aluminum doors, storefronts, curtain walls, and skylights. Know more.

Heat and Frost Insulators enhance internal environments to sustain optimal temperatures and make them safer for people and equipment. We insulate many items, including mechanical systems, hot and cold piping, ducts, boilers and breechings. Our work requires math knowledge and aptitude. Know more.

Ironworkers shape iron and steel to construct, erect and weld complex, pre-designed structural frameworks that serve as the foundations for functional or ornamental infrastructures such as hospitals, bridges, arenas, stadiums, buildings, monuments and towers. Know more.

Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. Specializing in the millwright can lead to working at coal, gas, nuclear and alternative-energy power plants, automotive, aerospace, food processing, and pharmaceuticals industries. Know more.

Operating Engineers are the skilled personnel operating and maintaining the heavy equipment required in modern construction and are vital in civil and industrial projects, including tunneling, power plants, and quarries.
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Painters and Decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco, and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high-performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings, and special decorative finishes. Know more.

The rapidly advancing technology is creating high demands in pipefitting, plumbing, and HVAC systems. These three professions allow you to work in a residential, commercial or industrial environment creating and installing piping and airway systems that safely deliver product to all types of locations and facilities. The interest of working with your hands, designing, reading blueprints, and problem solving are a few skills needed. Know more.

Plasterers contribute to the architectural significance of a building and have a rich tradition in St. Louis construction spanning more than 130 years.
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Roofers and Waterproofers ensure buildings from skyscrapers to basements to garages are kept dry no matter the weather. Know more.

A sheet metal worker is a skilled tradesperson who specializes in fabricating, installing, and repairing metal products and structures, such as ductwork, roofing, and siding. Know more.

Transportation is the primary task of a Teamster. A Teamster keeps projects moving by delivering essential supplies and disposing unwanted debris.
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Tile Setters do some of the most ornate and creative designs installing products like ceramic tile, marble, mosaics and terrazzo. Know more.