Lathing is a small but vital trade for UBC signatory contractors and the customers they service. While it is an ancient trade that dates back to when palaces and cathedrals were built with stone and plaster, modern advancements make it a difficult trade to master.

At one time, lathers worked with wooden strips called lath; now lathers work mostly with wire and metal mesh to create the structures and various shapes that help create the wonders of theme park attractions and the ornate ceilings and walls of many buildings.

To achieve everything from routine projects to spectacular creations, skilled lathers rely on their training, their eye for architecture, and years of experience to deliver projects according to the specifications of the job.

Everything from wire, screws, nails, clips, staples, metal studs, metal lath, and drywall are used to build the creation’s framework, which is often covered by plaster, drywall materials, or other finished surfaces.

Quality Work via Quality Training

UBC lathing professionals are trained to solve problems and complete tasks with the customer’s satisfaction in mind.

Training is done in both classroom and hands-on settings at state-of-the-art training centers around the country. Initial training for apprentices and skill- enhancement courses for journeymen are taught by industry veterans or industry and manufacturer technical experts.

Subjects range from basic skills to new technologies, tools, and installation methods, and include a strong emphasis on safety.

This comprehensive training translates into unmatched productivity by UBC members for their employers.

For additional information on this program, please contact Local #10 at (708) 233-4610.