Training / Safety Links

This is where you will register to sign in for orientation.

Verso Escanaba Mill Contractor Safety (Go to

Verso Quinnesec Mill Contractor Safety (Go to

Online Training Tool Reference Guide

Quinnesec contact info:
Primary: Austin Johnson – 906-779-3483
Alternate: LeeAnn Johnson – 906-779-3657

After Hours Technical Support Information:
Quinnesec Mill: 906-779-3200

UA Welding Continuity Form | Safety Training Links | BTA Class Schedule 2018-2019

John Antoncew, JATC Coordinator-Instructor
2601 N. 30th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
906 869-2297Cell

Ross Christensen, HVAC & Refrigeration Instructor
2601 North 30th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
906 362-1936 Cell

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Bureau of Construction Codes / Plumbing Division
P.O. Box 30255
Lansing, MI 48909

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Apprenticeship
Russell Davis
State Director
315 W. Allegan, Room 209
Lansing, MI 48933
Tel: (517) 377-1747

Training News:

All Training Sessions begin at 8:00 am EST unless noted.
Contact the Escanaba Office to register: (906) 789-9784
Registration is not complete until the applicable deposit is received.

Plumbing Prep Class: Any one needing a Plumbing Prep Class call the hall to sign up, so we can schedule this class.

Valve Tech Class: Members wanting a valve tech class for working in Nukes, we need a min of 8-10 people, call April in Escanaba to sign up.

Training Class(es): Call the hall to be placed on the list for this up-coming class(es).

The Upper Peninsula Joint Welding Tests: Welders call the Escanaba Hall to be put on the list for testing. When 6 to 8 people on the list are ready, a date will be set for testing and you will be notified by our coordinator.

The Local 111 Training Department is looking for members interested in becoming Certification Instructors. Below is a list of the certifications and the requirements to become instructor certified. Any member who is interested and would like more information, please contact the Training Coordinator, Scott Thrasher at (906)789-5865 or (906) 284-2756.

Certification Instructor Requirements

ATR – Authorized Testing Representative (Able to Oversee Weld Test Events) – 40 Hour course. Exam
Backflow – Current ASSE Certification, 40 Hour Training Course, Written and Practical Exams and Application to ASSE.
Instrumentation Technician – 60 Hour Course, Written and Practical Exam
Medical – Gas – Current Braze and NFPA Certification, 40 Hour course, Exam.
Signal Person – 20 Hour course, Written and Practical Exams. Must conduct a class within 6 months of receiving accreditation.
Rigging – Two (2) 40 Hour courses, both Written and Practical Exams, or current rigging certification and One (1) 40 Hour course with both Written and Practical Exams.
Valve Technician – Current Valve Technician Certification and 40 Hour course with both Written and Practical Exams.

Anyone interested in a downhill weld test, please call April.

MSHA Safety Training 8 / 24 hour:  Call Ann @ 906-226-6511 ext. 4 to be placed on the list for the month you want to get your training, limited to 20 for each month. Classes will be in Marquette at the hall and in Escanaba at 1219 First Ave South at 8:30 AM.

Call the hall if you need any type of class(es), we have an ongoing list, when there is enough interest or need we will schedule the class or training and notify you.