IUEC Local 17 Opens New Training Center

On August 9th, IUEC Local 17 opened its new training center in Brook Park across from the Ford plant on Engle Road with an apprentice orientation.  

The center, which is four times larger can the previous classroom space on Superior Avenue, features a two classrooms upstairs, two downstairs, two restrooms and multiple storage options for labs and materials was a project 15 months in the making.

In May of 2020 the Joint Apprenticeship Committee was informed that the building housing the classroom space being rented on Superior and 26th was sold and would be turned into apartments.  After many months of searching downtown Cleveland options, Business Manager John Driscoll, Jr. working with a real estate agent, found the building on Engle Road.   

Once the lease was signed, it took several months of work to refurbish the former credit union building into the training center.  “We are very excited to be in the building” Driscoll said.

“This building is a major upgrade from our Superior location” said NEIEP Area Coordinator Wally Wuelling.  Everyone is happy we are back in the classroom.”

This was the first event in the building because the Covid-19 outbreak kept instruction online for all of last year.  

2021 IUEC Local 17 Golf Outing

The IUEC Local 17 Golf Outing was held June 12 at Hickory Nut Golf Course in Columbia Station. As always, the day was filled with fun, camaraderie along with a healthy dose of relief. In 2020, the Local hosted the event which proved to be the only one on our entertainment calendar and the Brothers and their guests were eager to tee it up.

Brother Rob Hansen accepts the green jacket from former Outing Champion Ron Wolff.  Hansen along with his son Robbie, Brother Mike Wickham and Chris Peterson took the trophy with a 12-under par 60 for the round.

Local 17 at the IUEC Memorial Dedication


On October 12th the International Union of Elevator Constructors dedicated a memorial at their headquarters in Columbia, Maryland to those Brothers and Sisters who lost their lives on the job.  IUEC Local 17 sent Brothers Bill Lynsky, John Patton, Business Manager John Driscoll, Jr. and Mike Moennich to the ceremony.  Local 17 has six Brothers memorialized:  John Babuscak, Kenneth Beechuk, Joseph Bonacci, Dennis McGunagle, Jim Sinclair and Clarence Sweeney.