We Help Your Business Grow

In today’s economy, you need an advantage. And there are many when you become a union contractor working with Local 18.

The most important is that you will get skilled, well-trained, certified Operating Engineers who will help you when you get that public project for which you are now qualified to bid.

Because Local 18 members have received OSHA and safety training, it will be much easier for you to comply with bid specifications and insurance requirements.

You’ll also save a great deal of time because you will not have to recruit workers. Dispatchers in each of Local 18’s five districts around Ohio and northern Kentucky will help you meet your individualized needs, providing you with qualified professionals who know their equipment and know how to meet deadlines.

As a Local 18 contractor you will not have the burden of seeking better rates for health coverage or administration of retirement funds. Local 18 has that responsibility, and our benefits programs are stable.

Our good-faith collective bargaining agreement creates a framework that sustains and advances your workforce.

Those are only a few of the advantages you gain by being a union contractor with Local 18. Contact us for more information about how we can help you grow and diversify your business.


“Since Vernon Nagel, Inc. became a union contractor working with the Operating Engineers Local 18, we have seen definite positive changes and growth within our company.”
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“Our company’s transition from an open shop to a unionized labor force has been painless… view more
Trucco Construction


Local 18 has supported R. B. Jergens for decades. This is a proud tradition that I both enjoy and like to recite.But our mutual success follows a simple formula – sustained cooperation and respect. And there’s more.


Since Ed Burdue & Co. LLC became signatory with the Operating Engineers Local 18, we have seen positive growth within our company. View more


AmQuip Crane Rental LLC prides itself on being a union contractor and working in conjunction with Operating Engineers Local 18. View more


The Great Lakes Construction Company has been working with the Operating Engineers Local 18 since the company was founded in 1948…It is comforting to know that we can call the local dispatcher and get a skilled, trained, and safe Operator…We have been able to successfully grow our company over the years with Local 18… View more