Sheet Metal Workers


24 Liberty Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14215
Telephone: (716) 835-8836 Fax: (716) 835-8496


Business Manager:John Helak Year Chartered: 1903
Business Agent: Paul Crist Local Membership:375 (Construction)
145 (Production)
Business Organizer: Joe DeCarlo

Job Description

Fabricate and install the ducts used in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and also metal roofing, siding and kitchen equipment. They use fabricating machines, such as power shears, power brakes, rollers and presses to cut and bend sheet metal to form these items and other products and equipment.

Work Scope

Architectural sheet metal, standing seam, roof systems, skylights, lagging, toilet partitions, lockers, heating, ventilation, air conditioning units (HVAC), testing, balancing, and service of HVAC systems.

Major Projects Associated With

  • The Greater Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • HSBC Arena
  • 1993 World University Games Facilities
  • CanFibre Medium Density Fibreboard Plant
  • Ford Stamping Plant
  • General Motors Western New York Facilities
  • Seneca Casino
  • Erie County Family Court House

Union Message

“The membership of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #71 is highly skilled and qualified, and our union takes pride in our craftsmanship.”
– Ronald Lindemann, Former Business Manager

Community and Charitable Involvements

  • United Way
  • Dollars Against Diabetes

Union Slogan

“Together We Do It Better”

Apprentice Information

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