The Official Store of International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers

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A History of Building

You are a union member, but you may not know everything about our proud past. Ours is a proud trade association whose beginnings go back to the 1890s. The IW represents more than 120,000 members in North America. Members of our union have worked on nearly every major construction project you can think of, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Sears Tower, St. Louis Arch, Oil Sands Plant Expansion in Alberta, World Trade Center, and Freedom Tower. We represent ironworkers who work on bridges, structural steel, ornamental, architectural, and miscellaneous metals, as well as on rebar and in shops. Across North America, we build.

Iron Workers History Book

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John H. Lyons Sr. Scholarship Foundation

The John H. Lyons Sr. Scholarship Foundation was started in 1968 to provide educational funding to sons and daughters of Iron Workers' members. Since that time, the scholarship foundation has provided $2 million in scholarships and other awards, helping the children of our members attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. What began as a small program, providing a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female recipient, has grown through the years as the need for college education has increased, along with the high cost of tuition to achieve that education. Based on funding available, we are proud to provide up to 18 scholarships, which are valid for four years, provided the recipient continues to meet academic and other eligibility criteria. For the past several years, funding has also provided the ability to grant a number of one-time $500 awards to deserving candidates.