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  • June 4, 2015

Hope’s and Ironworkers Shopmen’s Local 470: Time-Tested Products and Teamwork

Hope’s and Ironworkers Shopmen’s Local 470: Time-Tested Products and Teamwork

Hope’s and Ironworkers Shopmen’s Local 470: Time-Tested Products and Teamwork 506 338 Hope's Windows, Inc.

Hope’s and Shopmen’s Local 470 are featured in the May 2015 issue of Ironworker Magazine.

Hope’s® Windows, Inc. is a renowned, century-old company manufacturing solid hot-rolled steel and bronze window and door systems in Jamestown, New York. Hope’s products are custom designed and handcrafted for each project.

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The “hands” in that craftsmanship belong to the ironworkers of Shopmen’s Local 470 (Jamestown, N.Y.), chartered on July 16, 1934, making it the second oldest shop local still in existence.

Craig Litzinger, hanger; William Thomas, hanger

“We place great trust in our workers who are part of more than just a manufacturing process,” says Robert DuBois, vice president of operations of Hope’s. “It’s an art, and all you have to do is look at the countless luxury homes and prestigious cultural buildings across the country that testify to their skills.”

John Bielak, executive director of the Shop Department, says the union enjoys a strong relationship with Hope’s.

“We recently finished the process of ratifying two contracts with Hope’s,” Bielak says. “We proudly stand with the company to continue a long-established track record of success.”

(clockwise from top left) Don Gens, assembler; Aaron Fuller and Chris Morrison, shape workers; Robert Hoch, welder; Chris Smith, assembler (correctional).

That sense of unity has helped make Hope’s the nation’s leading and most experienced manufacturer of custom designed, handcrafted, hot-rolled, solid steel and solid bronze window and door systems, specializing in historic preservation, cultural, institutional, commercial, and luxury residential applications. But that’s not all; Hope’s offers a full line of windows and doors for detention and blast-resistant applications as well.

(from left) Kevin Wise, assembler; Shawn Rhinehart, assembler; Don Robbins, leadman

This article continues – read the full PDF feature here or download the May 2015 issue of Ironworker Magazine from ironworkers.org.

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