About Us

Located in Ramsey, Minnesota, Boilermakers Local #647, has proudly served Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota since its founding in 1936. Local #647 is a construction lodge of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.

As a union we believe strongly in the education and training of our members both in our apprenticeship program and continuing journeyman education. As times and technologies change, our union as a whole must change with them. Member training and education are the key to our adaptability . We continue our strong support for unionism and the protection of individual members, but we add to this a serious effort to make our union able to adapt and compete in fluctuating job markets for decades to come. It is our aim to both faithfully serve our members along with the needs of our contractors and customers.

Boilermakers Lodge #647
9459 NW Highway 10
Ramsey, MN 55303

Officers and Staff

Luke Voigt, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer
Richard Zeman, President/Dispatcher
Wendlin Piatz, Vice President/Assistant Business Manager
Carey Kowalski, Inspector/Apprenticeship Coordinator
Glenn Weismann, Recording Secretary/Assistant Business Manager
Scott Hollerud, Assistant Business Manager
William Polchow, Assistant Business Manager
Vivian Matthews, Office Secretary
Autumn Wagner, Office Secretary
Executive Board
Luke Voigt
Wendlin Piatz
Rich Zeman
Glenn Weismann
Carey Kowalski
Jason Beutler
Stacey Bendish
Mike Prantner
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