The Local 491 Difference

We build

Trade Show Carpenters Local 491

We earn.

Local 491 is where men and women just like you start their incredibly rewarding and satisfying careers.

Our apprentices:

  • Earn a salary while learning their craft throughout what is typically a three-year program.
  • Immediately earn credits toward enrollment in health and retirement benefits for their family.
  • Finish their skilled trades apprenticeship with ZERO DEBT and ZERO CHANCE of a dead-end job.
  • Enjoy incredible flexibility and work-life balance. We care about the whole person, not just the carpenter during work hours.
Trade Show Carpenters - Baltimore

We build.

We make the region’s game-changing shows, events and conventions happen. Our work takes us to incredible places, from busy convention floors and expo halls to the middle of a WorldSeries parade and the White House.

Our work includes:

  • The Washington, D.C., Auto Show
  • The Presidential Inauguration
  • The Maryland Bridal & Wedding Expo
  • Otakon
  • Washington Wizards Style Showcase
  • Marine Corps Marathon
  • White House Correspondents’ Dinner
  • Washington International Horse Show
Trade Show Carpenters Union

We care.

Our members are the future of the events industry. We are part of something bigger than just ourselves. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as true work-life balance. Our members are free spirits, experts in their craft and relentless high achievers. As members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America across theBaltimore-Washington area, you are part of a brotherhood and sisterhood that will last a lifetime.

When you join as an apprentice under the guidance of a contractor partner with the protection of a union contract, you will learn all the skills you need to take your career to wherever you want it to go. Come see how we build careers and transform apprentices into experts, one trade show carpenter at a time. Come see how we can win together and ditch all those dead-end jobs once and for all.

Start your journey today

Apply now to change your life

Join Local 491.

Entry-level Application Form
Do you have a driver's license?
Do you have regular access to a vehicle to get TO and FROM work?
Ethnic Classification
Have High School Diploma or GED?
Trade show carpenters need basic math skills. We’ll set up an in-person testing day for you. View our Sample Math Test so you will know what to expect.

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