The International Association of Operative Plasters and Cement Masons was founded in 1864 and represents one of the world’s oldest and most noble crafts. The mission and purpose of Local #633 is to provide contractors with the best qualified journeymen, providing professional quality service.
Nature of Trade
The principal work of Cement Masons is finishing the exposed concrete surfaces on many types of construction projects. These projects range from small jobs, such as the finishing to patios, floors, and sidewalks, to work on huge dams, miles of concrete highways, foundations and walls of large buildings, airport runways, etc. Duties of a Cement Mason include:
- Screening, floating and troweling of cement surfaces;
- Work on concrete Construction (buildings, sidewalks, highways, etc.);
- Laying, spreading and finishing of concrete;
- Setting curb forms, expansion strips in build., sidewalks & driveways;
- Sawing and scoring all concrete;
- Operation of machinery (floats, troweling mach., cement guns, etc.)
The local apprenticeship program seeks to guarantee that all members within its jurisdiction are properly trained and that they uphold the standards of the craft throughout their profession. Cement Masons participate in a three-year Apprentice Training Program where they learn all phases of concrete construction. The apprenticeship includes 6,000 hours of on-the-job training, with classes as required.
Cement Masons and Plasterers Local #633
Contact: Mike Krahn, Business Agent
1500 1st Avenue NE, Suite 101
Rochester, MN 55906