Ironworkers handle multiple crafts with confidence and an emphasis on safety. Local 229 provides the best-trained craftspeople in structural, reinforcing and ornamental ironwork, as well as rigging, metal buildings and machinery moving. Their projects cover a geographic area that includes both San Diego and Imperial counties.     


Office Hours for Local 229
Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed daily 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch


Ironworkers news alert

229 training center

Training Center Open House Oct. 27 features beam cutting, welding demonstration and city proclamation.


NEW! Skilled ironworkers save contractors millions

Check out the District Council of Iron Workers video
Commitment to training, supporting contractor needs

Building industry success through world-class training
A visual overview of ironworker projects

Skilled ironworkers: Productive, efficient, safe
See how our ironworkers can save you millionsThe Centennial Committee is happy to announce that Ironworkers Local 229 Centennial Celebration will be held on Saturday August 25, 2018, at the San Diego Convention Center. More info to come. SAVE THE DATE

100 years as a local is fast approaching. If you have any old work or group pictures(names of members, job sites and dates would be great!), ironworker paraphernalia or tools you would like to donate to our celebration please contact Thane St. Clair at: Email Thane. If you have any ideas on how to celebrate this occasion—send them too!



Please refer to the JIW Training in the “Members” drop down menu at the top of the page or check the calendar or visit the website for up coming classes. Don’t forget to call the apprenticeship office (858-505-9414) to get scheduled for the classes that you want to attend.


The Ironworkers Local 229 Outstanding Apprentice Competition will take place March 31st, 2018 at the San Diego Ironworkers Local 229 Apprenticeship and Training Center from 8:00am to 4:00pm. (Practice with Mike Swanson and others on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm and week day evenings from 3:00pm to 7:00pm)
For more info on future competitions contact the Training Center: (858-505-9414) or The University of Iron website at University of Iron


The Field Ironworker Trust is offering the option of direct deposit for your vacation check! For further information follow this link to the necessary form.Vacation Check Direct Deposit


Would you like to be Recognized? The Ironworkers Political Action League along with our Local would like to recognize our veterans for their Dedication, Courage, Sacrifice and Service. If you are a veteran and would like to be mentioned in the next update of the Union Veterans Council list, please go to the website and fill out the Veteran form.
Veteran form
You may also click on the “About Us” at the top of this page and click on one of the Secretary links and send an email for more information.

Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to include on our site or in our calendar? Contact: ironworkerconnect@ for more info. This website & calendar will be updated when information is confirmed or finalized.