Local 599 volunteered to rebuild the Hammond Chiefs baseball dugout
- Aug. 12, 2014
-- Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/
Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) recently donated time and labor to the rebuilding of the Hammond Chief dugout, which was damaged by a storm in the summer of 2013. The dugout is located at Riverside Park in Hammond.
The Hammond Chiefs contacted John Winarski, IKORCC Business Representative, with the hopes that the Carpenters Union could help rebuild the dugout. Six Carpenters from the Local 599 MAC Committee assessed the project and agreed to donate the labor that went into rebuilding the dugout. Throughout the duration of the project, Carpenters formed the dugout foundation, built the structure and framed and sheeted the roof.
“Like the IKORCC, the Hammond Chiefs have been a long-standing organization in our community,” Winarski commented. “Some of our members have children who play for the Chiefs, so this was a very special project for us. We didn’t hesitate when they asked for our help, and it’s so great to see the kids utilizing the dugout during practice and at their home games.”
Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople in 43 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects. The hallmark of the regional council is three-fold: training, professionalism and partnerships for economic development.