“Feel the Power” Award: Humberto Guiterrez


My name is Humberto Guiterrez and right now I am going to tell you a little about myself.

In 2007, I was working in a factory making wooden connectors that were construction materials but I was not doing construction work. My father told me about a company that was hiring. I was not very excited about it, but when he told me how much they were paying per hour and the benefits they were offering, I did not hesitate to become a member of Local 652.

I started working as a Journeyman with Cooper Engineering on a temporary basis and I did very well the first year. The second year was average, but during the third year since I had not yet completed the required 4000 hours to stay as a Journeyman, I decided to enter the apprentice program. I had the choice to return to the training school or stay at home doing nothing, just hoping that work would improve in the company. I decided to move forward (although some do not see this way). As an apprentice, I have worked for several companies, even though they would tell me the job would last for a day or a week or whatever, I never said NO! I was always optimistic and knew that someday I would find something that would last a good long time. And it happened just like that, after having worked for many companies, and especially thanks to God, J.R. Filanc Construction Co., Inc. gave me work for almost 3 years and I had been told that the project would last only two weeks! What if I had said no, so I would not lose my place in line. Well, another small anecdote. This happened just before the last one I just mentioned. I got sent to a company to work for 2 days and I stayed 3 months, this because the project was done, otherwise it could have gone longer. Brothers of Local 652, I encourage your to never say No! A lot of good things happen. Feel the Power and Explode!

2015 Apprentice Graduates


Congratulations 2015 Apprentice Graduates
Aaron Brooks
Tyler Campbell
Joaquin Cebreros
Frank Chavez
Jason Cuevas
Sony Dang
Eddie De La Cruz
Felipe Esqueda
Christian Flores
Marco Garcia-Cortez
Rene Gonzales
Miguel Hueso
Jose Jalomo
Jeannie Juarez
Ernesto Lemus
Osiel Liera
Jorge A. Lopez
Victor F. Lucatero
Edwin Mc Henry
Daniel Miller
Cameron Nunez
Everardo Ochoa Gonzalez
Bismark Oregon
Dionisio Orozco
William Ortiz
Richard E. Perez
Michael Pezina
Jose A. Prado
Samuel A. Prieto
Pedro Rangel
Jose Rodriguez
Troy E. Solomon
Jose Torres
David Van Sickle
Luis A. Vargas
Jose R. Vela
Matthew Webb