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
(763)712-9930
 
 

Officers and Staff

 
Luke Voigt, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer
 
Richard Zeman, President/Dispatcher
 
Wendlin Piatz, Vice President/Assistant Business Manager
 
Waylon Hedegaard, Recording Secretary/Director of Training
 
Carey Kowalski, Inspector/Apprenticeship Coordinator
 
Glenn Weismann, 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
 
Waylon Hedegaard
 
Carey Kowalski
 
Jason Beutler
 
Stacey Bendish
 
Mike Prantner
 
 
 
 
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