Operating Engineers Local 18

1188 Dublin Rd., Columbus OH 43215
Phone: 614-486-5281
Fax: 614-486-7258
District Representative (District 3): Robert Hughes
Business Agent: Chad Creeks

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

IUOE is a progressive, diversified trade union primarily representing operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry; and stationary engineers, who work in the service industries and in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes. IUOE also represents nurses and other health industry workers, a significant number of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations, and a number of job classifications in the petrochemical industry.

1125 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-9100


History from the Local 18 website

Building the roads and bridges we use in Ohio, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18, represents operating engineers. Our engineers work as heavy equipment operators running cranes, dozers, front loaders and other critical construction machinery. Our team also consists of stationary engineers who work in the operations and maintenance of buildings and industrial complexes. We take pride in building the infrastructure of Ohio for our families, friends and neighbors.

As the years went by, IUOE members made their mark on North America’s landscape.

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the Panama Canal, Chicago’s Sears Tower, Toronto’s CN Tower and SkyDome, New York’s Empire State Building and Holland Tunnel, the Statue of Liberty and Hoover Dam all are monuments to the skills of IUOE members.

Local 18 traces its beginning to 1939, when six autonomous local unions came together as the Hoisting and Portable Branch of the International Union of Operating Engineers. The local’s territory spanned 85 of Ohio’s 88 counties, plus four counties in northern Kentucky – the same footprint as today.

Through the years, Local 18 has remained a progressive, diversified trade union. Today, Local 18 represents 15,000 members who build Ohio as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the heavy construction industry, and stationary engineers who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes.

Local 18’s mission is to maintain and improve the employment opportunities and security of our members by providing state-of-the-art training, protecting and securing work, and providing quality healthcare, pension and other benefits, thereby maintaining an unparalleled reputation of our membership in the workplace.

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