“It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Membership Meetings

1211 Wiley Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Local 263 is affiliated with SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers. The International Union serves 216,000 members. Local 263 serves more than 200 trained journeypersons in eastern and central Iowa.


Member Resources

Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of Local 263!

Apprenticeship Program 

The apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction!

Contractor Directory

Get in contact with local union and production contractors!

SMART Local 263 Baseball Night

Lots of fun and prizes for the kids on baseball night Dottie Vlasek won the top prize $200 Several other cash prizes were given out thru out the night Thank You SMACNA Contractors and Russ and Chris for their help getting this fun Event Back      ...

2022 Freedom Festival Pancake Breakfast

On July 4th Cedar Rapids Building Trades sponsor and cooked the pancake breakfast at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena pictured are Russ with Jeff Cooling Union electrician, IBEW 405 President and Candidate for the Iowa House District 77 helping set up and the overwhelming...