“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!

Matt Mutert /Full-time Instructor

Matt Mutert Mat started as a full time instructor August 1st, He has 11 years experience in the trade and five years experience as a night school instructor his specialties are CAD, CAM, BIM,Trades Mathematics, layout, shop equipment repair and maintenance ,HVAC  and...

2021 Solidarity Ride/ Honor Flights

Solidarity Ride 2021 The 2021 Solidarity Ride was a big fund raiser for the Honor Flights this year with $22,200.00 dollars raised this year and a total of $91,000.00 over the last five rides the Honor Flight s will name the next flight out of Cedar Rapids "The Cedar...