Trade Show Carpenters Local 491 of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council is a local union comprised of about 700 men and women who build all the indoor setups for the conventions and other major events that happen in the Washington-Baltimore region.

  • Some of those events include:
  • The Washington, D.C., Auto Show
  • The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
  • The Maryland Bridal & Wedding Expo
  • The Presidential Inauguration
  • The Marine Corps Marathon

The union is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, which began in 1881 and continues to thrive today. Local 491 provides stability and excellent benefits to its members and is looking to increase its numbers in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The trade show and convention business continues to grow as more people return to work and play following the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Washington, D.C., Convention Center is already booked for the next three years.