About UA Local 178

About UA Local 178Local 178 was chartered on November 11, 1905. The Local turned 100 years old on November 11, 2005. Local 178 has approximately 300 active members and 100 retiree members for a total membership of 400. (In June of 1998 Local 178 merged with Local 658 which was located in Joplin, MO).

Local 178 serves the Southwest Missouri area (counties served: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster, Wright.)

List of Contacts:

Mark R. McCarty
Business Manager & Financial Secretary-Treasurer

Terry L. Brown
Business Representative & Dispatcher

Michael D. Gott
Field Representative & Market Development & Recruitment

Andrew R. McCarty
Training Coordinator & Certified Welding Inspector

Ashley E. Berbereia
Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

List of Officers:

President: Justin McCarty
Vice-President: Scott Berry
Recording Secretary: Matthew Lowry
Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer: Mark R. McCarty
Executive Board: Clif Carnahan, Ralph Reed, Kevin Whitehead, Michael Gott 
Business Representative: Terry Brown
Field Representative/Market Development & Recruitment: Michael Gott

Charity/Benevolent Involvement

Local 178 believes in being a productive and caring member of the community. And for that reason, the local has been involved through the years with a number of charitable based organizations, some of which we work with on a continuing basis:

  • American Veterans
  • St. Judes
  • Timmons Temple of Springfield
  • The Kitchen Inc
  • United Way of the Ozarks
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
  • Special Olympics
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Newspapers In Education – Joplin Globe
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Shrine Circus
  • Project ID – Joplin Police
  • Christmas For Kids – Joplin Fire Fighters
  • Bright Futures Joplin – Adopt An Eagle Program
  • UA College Scholarship Fund
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Working Families’ Friend
  • Children’s Haven, Joplin, MO
  • Council of Churches – Ozarks Food Harvest
  • A Sporting Chance

Contact Us

2501 W. Grand
Springfield, MO 65802

Phone: 417-869-0633

Fax: 417-866-1609

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