Boilermakers Local 85

319 Glenwood Road, Rossford OH 43460
Phone: 419-666-9724
Fax: 419-666-8605
Business Manager: Tim Timmons
Business Agent: Tim Barker


International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (Boilermakers)

The Boilermakers are a diverse union of workers in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, professional emergency medical services, repair and related industries. Boilermakers build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications among other things. These skilled workers often use acetylene torches, power grinders and other equipment for welding, burning, cutting, rigging, layout and bolting. It’s hard work, and heavy lifting and dedication to the craft is required.

753 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-371-2640


History from the Local 85 website

Members of Our Union

Any member of The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers may call himself or herself a Boilermaker, and many do even though they do not actually work in boiler construction and repair. Many also refer to themselves by some other trade our union represents through its many divisions. So you may hear our members refer to themselves as blacksmiths, forgers, ship builders, cement workers, stove workers, metal polishers, or numerous other job descriptions.

Who We Represent

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing workers throughout the United States and Canada in industrial construction, repair, and maintenance; manufacturing; shipbuilding and marine repair; railroads; mining and quarrying; cement kilns; and related industries. With its headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers unites over 250 local lodges throughout North America, providing numerous services for local lodges and individual members and uniting all our members in our common endeavor to improve the lives and lifestyles of our members.

The Boilermakers have embarked upon a historical endeavor to impact the attitude and conduct of every construction Boilermaker in North America.

Our collective focus is to educate our Boilermakers on how the consequences of inappropriate actions, by a few, impact the future of our entire craft and to provide every Boilermaker with a clear directional beacon in which to conduct themselves each and everyday on our job sites.

We have developed a Code and a Creed that exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of the most elite craft in the Building Trades. Over two years in production, The Boilermaker Code will be introduced to our members via a 30-minute documentary film that explores past and present actions and their results. The film also solidifies a job site code of conduct that will ensure our future legacy in the construction and maintenance industries.

Every construction Boilermaker will see this film, train with its message and Live The Code.

The Boilermaker Creed:

I am a Boilermaker.

I am a skilled craftsperson and a member of a team.

I serve a brotherhood whose exceptional legacy spans over 130 years.

I honor those who came before me, my mentors.

I honor their struggle to provide me with a union opportunity.

I respect their knowledge, leadership and integrity.

I will show up on time, ready to work.

I will give quality work for quality pay.

I will honor the negotiated contract and let my stewards and union representatives do their jobs.

I will be responsible and accountable for my actions.

I will do it right the first time.

I am an excellent problem solver.

I am a guest at job sites and conduct myself accordingly.

I am constantly learning and sharing that knowledge.

I am always working safely and demand the same from those around me.

I am a guardian of craftsmanship and the union way of life.

I am part of a brotherhood.

I am a Boilermaker.

Phone: (614) 221-7171
Fax: (614) 221-7172
939 Goodale Blvd., Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43212