About the Regional Council

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Central South Carpenters Regional Council online home. With offices, training centers, signatory contractors, and skilled carpenters throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, we are a strong, versatile, professional labor organization that is expertly equipped to meet the needs of the end-user.

We are an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America — one of the oldest and largest trades unions in America. Our union is leading the industry in technological skills-based training for all aspects of the carpentry trade, including industrial scaffolding, metal stud framing, drywall, concrete form, flooring, pile driving, trade show assembly and trim and fixture work.

We are investing in real, measurable value for our partners by supplying state-of-the-art skill and productivity training, attitude enhancement, and safety training, which provides the edge that contractors need to perform work in a responsible, safe and timely manner.

“Our contractors’ employees are trained in the latest industry certifications and qualifications, including safety, technologies, tools, and installation methods.”

Jason Engels

Jason Engels Executive Secretary-Treasurer

As you browse this web site, I hope you will join me in recognizing our members for their safety, work ethic, productivity, attitude, and skills, which are the attributes to the current and continued success of our local unions and the Regional Council. Our goal is clear and simple: We want to provide an elite labor force to our employers so that they remain productive and competitive because. If they succeed, we succeed.

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