History of local 513

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513 was created on June 13, 1932.  The current charter was issued on December 31, 1938 and included branch charters 513 A, B, & C; on November 1, 1964, two branch charters were issued -- Junior & Assistant Engineers and Registered Apprentice.  On December 1, 1966, branch charter 513-D was issued.  On October 1, 1980, branch charter 513-E was issued.  Since, its charter was issued Local 513 has been instrumental in the construction of most all major construction projects in the St. Louis area and the Eastern half of Missouri, its jurisdictional area.  These include: all major bridges across the Mississippi River except the Eads Bridge, all major highways leading into and out of St. Louis, all lock and dams on the Mississippi in the St. Louis area, Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, Gateway Arch, Sportsman Park, Busch Stadium I, Busch Stadium II, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis International Airport, Callaway Nuclear Generating Station, Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse, Champ-Clark Bridge, Flannigan, Trans-Canada, and Keystone Pipelines, Tom Sauk Power Generation Station, Holcim Cement Plant and many other projects too numerous to list.