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About Us

Serving 4 New Jersey Counties

Who We Are

The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters is the premiere skilled trade organization representing carpenters in New Jersey and the eastern region of the US. Local 253 represents four of the New Jersey counties. As the source for representation, benefits, and training for 30,000 members in every craft in our trade, the larger, stronger KMLRCC allows our craftsmen and women to speak with one powerful voice to developers, businesses, and government officials.

What We Do

We are a strong industry partner, supplying a diverse and highly trained workforce. Our size and strength allows us to create a bigger brand for both commercial and residential development and put political pressure on our elected officials to provide more construction projects. Whether a mill-cab, homebuilder, taper, or floorlayer, we're all carpenters. Learn about today's KML and how we're building a better tomorrow.

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Community Outreach


Carpenters Local 253 generously donates both services and volunteer time to a wide variety of community organizations and causes. By setting an example through charitable giving.


Political Issues


As trade unionists and citizens, we are focused on improving industry standards and employment opportunities for union carpenters and the small and large businesses that employ them.


Become AN Apprentice


Become an apprentice, get trained, earn while you learn and establish a lifetime career with a pension and benefits!  Visit the Northeast Carpenters Training website to enroll now!


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Have a question or concern, contact us, we will get back to you with he answers you need.


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Latest news, events and anouncements from Union Local 253, stay in tune with us.


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Projects, events, volunteer efforts and more all found on our video page. Take a look!

Did You Know

Some cool facts about Local 253
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Total Jobs Completed
370704
Total Man Hours
3885
Local 253 Members

Our CraFts

We lead the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals

Carpenters (General)

General carpenters provide the crucial foundation for concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding while also crafting fine trim and finish work. These professionals work with a variety of materials in every kind of structure; they are responsible for bringing blueprints to life.

Floor Coverers

General carpenters provide the crucial foundation for concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding while also crafting fine trim and finish work. These professionals work with a variety of materials in every kind of structure; they are responsible for bringing blueprints to life.

Interior Systems

Interior systems carpenters assemble complex systems such as acoustical ceilings, computer-access flooring, metal framing, wall partitions, and office furniture. Work sites are typically occupied commercial and public buildings, so these UBC professionals are adept at minimizing disruptions.

Lathers

Lathers build structural frameworks for plaster and other materials, creating such wonders as theme park attractions and ornamental ceilings. While skilled lathers once worked with wooden strips called lath, they now mostly employ wire and metal mesh to create structures of various shapes. UBC lathers provide a vital trade for UBC signatory contractors and their customers.

Mill Cabinet

Skilled professionals who can craft fine woodwork, cabinetry, and d├ęcor in commercial, residential, institutional, and retail structures. These carpenters fabricate and install decorative and functional elements, including trim and molding, cabinetry, ceiling treatments, doors, windows, exposed columns and beams, displays, mantels, staircases, and more.

Residential and Framing

The residential & framing carpenter is an all-around carpenter with experience in nearly every aspect of residential construction. They work expertly and efficiently to assemble and erect the framework of homes, apartments, and condos. A residential and framing carpenter installs flooring, windows, doors, interior trim, cabinetry, roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, and more.

Recent Projects

Successful projects and great results