Southeastern Carpenters


Pulp and Paper

Specialized Manpower for the Pulp-and-Paper Industry

The byproduct of living in a digital age means less demand for paper to hold the written word. On the other hand, evolving technology also creates an increase in the need for paper that can withstand shipping and handling. As a result, the successful manufacturer must be both diversified and specialized.

Operations must be diversified to seamlessly upgrade, re-tool, add or change out machines and multiple converting lines, or get a new plant up and running. The effective company is also one that has the specialized manpower in place to keep equipment efficiently converting raw material into end products such as pulp, paper, board, or cellulose-based materials. The Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council provides this kind of manpower.

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Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in the USA and Canada.


Pulp-and-paper plants have access to SECRC contractors who have the power of mobility across the South. This gives contractors a deep pool of safe, productive, highly skilled professionals to pull from for jobs of any size in any location. It also allows us to respond to emergencies quickly with specialized talent.


Attracting and retaining manpower is a key business strategy for pulp-and-paper companies. When you partner with the SECRC, you will avoid:

  • Creating your own training program or vetting the merits of tech-school curricula
  • Waiting for new training programs to produce viable workers
  • Spending resources to import labor
  • Doubting if your crew will be productive and safe
  • Tracking certifications, qualifications, and drug tests


The SECRC believes a safe jobsite is achieved only through comprehensive training for every millwright on every project. Our members complete and master these health and safety training programs:

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Confined Space Worker Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Arrest
  • Lock-out/Tag-Out Safety
  • SDS (Safety Data Sheets)


Intense, ongoing instruction paves the way for consistent jobsite success in the pulp-and-paper industry. We get there through the renowned UBC International Training Program. This program gives us the ability to train on the most advanced equipment and tools in the industry, using a standardized curriculum, so that regardless of location, we supply professionals with the same, elite skill set. Just a sample of the skill and knowledge sets our precision millwrights provide includes:

  • Sawmill Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Bearing Maintenance, Installation, and Replacement
  • Precision Alignment
  • Troubleshooting and Repair of Product Moving Systems
  • New Machine Installations
  • Rebuilds and Refurbishing
  • Fabrication
  • Modification of Paper Machines
  • Pumps and Motors
  • Dust Collectors
  • Conveyors
  • Rigging
  • Burning
  • Welding
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  • Safety: Constant attention to safety is ingrained in our membership, from our leadership to our apprentices. Safety is built into every training program, and we work with our partners to proactively ensure safety and resolve individual safety issues as they occur.
  • Dedication: We come to work every day with a positive attitude, a professional appearance, and a determination to finish the job correctly on time, the first time.
  • Availability: Our thousands of SECRC millwrights enable our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick responses to emergencies and other challenges.
  • Productivity: Meeting the schedule is key, and our disciplined, reliable crews know that fast, accurate installations are essential.
  • Flexibility: We keep projects on time and on budget using strategies finetuned to customer needs. We compress schedules, adjust staffing numbers, and modify work-hours, work-days, and workweeks to get the job done.
  • Customer Service: We finish projects according to the customer’s satisfaction—and we follow through with training, maintenance, and customer service. One call puts the best-trained maintenance crews at the jobsite to get the system up and running as fast as possible.
UBC Millwrights

Bottom Line By using SECRC millwrights, you are assured quality, productive work, from pre-planning to maintenance. Our promise is simple: We will work safely, accurately, and dependably. We will respond to all requests promptly and will deliver the service that we promised. We will communicate early and often and will involve the customer every step of the way. We will complete projects according to specified schedules with pride and integrity.
Your goal is our goal.

Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Service Area

Representing thousands of union carpenters and millwrights in 13 Local Unions who work and live in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Florida Panhandle.