“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!

COVID-19 Update From Joe Sellers

COVID-19 Update From Joe Sellers

SMART General President Joseph Sellers updates members on the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with resources and information for members to use

Sheet Metal Industry COVID-19 Guidelines For Essential Workers

Sheet Metal Industry COVID-19 Guidelines For Essential Workers

If you have been classified as an essential worker, you will be given a letter from your employer stating as such and allowing you to travel to and from work. As an essential worker, please carry your employer letter and these guidelines when traveling to and from the...