About Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 109

Plastering and cement masonry are among the world’s oldest and most notable trades. Over the ages Plasterers and Cement Masons have been honored by a legacy of treasured structures. Local 109 carries this pride forward through a Union of professionals committed to the quality and integrity of their craft.

Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 109 was chartered by the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons’ International Association on November 02, 1900. Local 109 has a membership including Apprentices, Journeypersons and Retirees. The Union has a geographical jurisdiction that includes Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties in Ohio. The contractor partners with the Union perform all types of work throughout the industry including, but not limited to, concrete flatwork, structural concrete, roads, bridges, restoration, epoxies and coatings, concrete polishing, tarditional plasterering, drywall finishing, eiphs, fireproofing, metal panels, etc.

Quality Through Skilled Workmanship

The hallmark of the Union Plasterer and Cement Mason is his or her uncompromising respect for quality and attention to detail. A team spirit permeates the process from setting the form work, to laying the foundation, through the finishing processes, saw cutting, to the application of the final protective coatings. Plasterers and Cement Masons understand that what they build must not only pass the tough scrutiny of their own supervisors, work-site inspectors and project coordinator, but also serve to reflect the pride of their trade for years to come.

Highly Competitive

Union labor not only delivers the best quality and production, but is also an extremely competitive workforce in terms of bottom line cost savings. Given the tax-deductible fringe package, the burden to the contractor of taxable wage driven cost (Workers’ Comp., Social Security, FICA, liability insurance, etc.) is significantly reduced. Additionally, apprentice utilization, combined with a well-trained workforce, Ohio BWC compliant drug free workplace program (CISAP) and respirator program (MARS) give the Union contractor an advantage in a very competitive market.