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About Us

The right worker for the job

For over 100 years, Operating Engineers 324 has provided value to workers, businesses and communities throughout the entire state of Michigan. We are a dynamic organization of 14,000 Members where career opportunity thrives.

Join us!

About Us

The right worker for the job

For over 100 years, Operating Engineers 324 has provided value to workers, businesses and communities throughout the entire state of Michigan. We are a dynamic organization of 14,000 Members where career opportunity thrives.

Join us!

How We Benefit Michigan

Building Michigan's future

For over 100 years, OE 324 has provided value to workers, businesses and communities throughout Michigan. Through our superior training, our Members are educated, experienced, work-ready and possess the depth of character needed to master their craft while bringing unsurpassed safety, unity and productivity to every job site. We understand how business works. That’s why we take extreme pride in working hard for our contractors and project owners, earning our reputation as trusted business partners.

How We Benefit Michigan

Building Michigan's future

For over 100 years, OE 324 has provided value to workers, businesses and communities throughout Michigan. Through our superior training, our Members are educated, experienced, work-ready and possess the depth of character needed to master their craft while bringing unsurpassed safety, unity and productivity to every job site. We understand how business works. That’s why we take extreme pride in working hard for our contractors and project owners, earning our reputation as trusted business partners.

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We Keep Michigan Running

Highways, Roads & Bridges

We are at the controls of the heavy equipment that build and repair Michigan’s roadways.

Operate

Our members operate the complex temperature systems of commercial and public buildings and factories.

Service

We service the people of Michigan as dependable bus drivers, hospital staff and hospitality workers.

Build

We build Michigan’s factories, arenas, schools, hospitals, and commercial buildings. The list goes on.

Alternative Energy

By installing alternative energy systems, we are doing our part to build a sustainable and greener future for Michigan.

Maintain

Buildings and factories of all types couldn’t function without quality maintenance. That’s where we come in.

Water, Sewer & Utilities

You will find us installing the indispensable water, sewer and utility infrastructure, covering every corner of our state.

Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines

We build and maintain our state’s crucial distribution pipelines of natural gas and oil.

Our Promise

Bringing value to our industry

and the community

Operating Engineers 324 is a proud and dynamic organization where opportunity thrives. Throughout our far-reaching network of superior training, diverse resources and perspectives, we foster leadership, the spirit of collaboration and depth of character we need to master our craft, take extreme pride in our work, understand that we are true business partners with our contractors and project owners, and bring value to our industry and community.

Our Promise

Bringing value to our industry

and the community

Operating Engineers 324 is a proud and dynamic organization where opportunity thrives. Throughout our far-reaching network of superior training, diverse resources and perspectives, we foster leadership, the spirit of collaboration and depth of character we need to master our craft, take extreme pride in our work, understand that we are true business partners with our contractors and project owners, and bring value to our industry and community.

Why Join OE 324?

The reasons are too many to list, but here are a few:

Diversity

We are growing stronger and better through our “Culture of Diversity”

Skills

OE 324 is a skilled trades organization and we represent a tremendous diversity of skills

Partnerships

Contractors refer to OE 324 as “Trusted Partners”. We work hard for our Partners and we want them to prosper

Quality

We maintain on-going drug testing, safety & skills training to make sure our Members are “Best-in-class”

Community

We provide a valuable service to the public through community engagement

Value

We produce the best overall value. Our projects have the highest productivity, are on time & safe

Why Join OE 324?

The reasons are too many to list,

but here are a few:

Diversity

We are growing stronger and better through our “Culture of Diversity”

Skills

OE 324 is a skilled trades organization and we represent a tremendous diversity of skills

Partnerships

Contractors refer to OE 324 as “Trusted Partners”. We work hard for our Partners and we want them to prosper

Quality

We maintain on-going drug testing, safety & skills training to make sure our Members are “Best-in-class”

Community

We provide a valuable service to the public through community engagement

Value

We produce the best overall value. Our projects have the highest productivity, are on time & safe

Policy Over Party

Michigan’s working economy

Policy over Party is the motto of the Michigan Operating Engineers’ political program. Our Members and industry allies are focused on building and maintaining a better Michigan. We support Legislators at the local, state and federal levels who demonstrate a willingness to focus on job creating legislation and workforce betterment, who understand the value of businesses and their employees, and who refrain from toeing the partisan line. These are the traits and values that will earn our loyalty at the ballot box. OE 324 Business Manager Douglas W. Stockwell has created ten regional political action committees to directly engage in in-district political activities. The cornerstones to these ten regional political action committees are our in-district Members and industry allies. Moreover, Mr. Stockwell has invited our industry allies to partner with the Michigan Operating Engineers in the political arena. We encourage you to register and log-in to learn more and join the leading Michigan Operating Engineers Political Action program.

Policy Over Party

Michigan’s working economy

Policy over Party is the motto of the Michigan Operating Engineers’ political program. Our Members and industry allies are focused on building and maintaining a better Michigan. We support Legislators at the local, state and federal levels who demonstrate a willingness to focus on job creating legislation and workforce betterment, who understand the value of businesses and their employees, and who refrain from toeing the partisan line. These are the traits and values that will earn our loyalty at the ballot box. OE 324 Business Manager Douglas W. Stockwell has created ten regional political action committees to directly engage in in-district political activities. The cornerstones to these ten regional political action committees are our in-district Members and industry allies. Moreover, Mr. Stockwell has invited our industry allies to partner with the Michigan Operating Engineers in the political arena. We encourage you to register and log-in to learn more and join the leading Michigan Operating Engineers Political Action program.

Operator

Highways, Roads & Bridges

Water, Sewer & Utilities

Service

Build

Alternative Energy

Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines

Maintain

Operator

Highways, Roads & Bridges

Water, Sewer & Utilities

Service

Build

Alternative Energy

Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines

Maintain

Our Heritage

Running strong for over 100 years

Established in 1906, Operating Engineers 324 has played a central role in building, operating and maintaining Michigan’s industrial infrastructure. As time and technology advanced, our Members began working on internal combustion engines, electric motors, hydraulic machinery, refrigeration systems and even the operation of nuclear power plants.

Today, over 100 years from our founding, we are the highest trained, certified and experienced experts in our industry. Yes, we are proud of our rich heritage, but we are also proud of our excelling performance today, knowing that the work we do changes the lives of everyone in Michigan.

Learn more about our History

Our Heritage

Running strong for over 100 years

Established in 1906, Operating Engineers 324 has played a central role in building, operating and maintaining Michigan’s industrial infrastructure. As time and technology advanced, our Members began working on internal combustion engines, electric motors, hydraulic machinery, refrigeration systems and even the operation of nuclear power plants.

Today, over 100 years from our founding, we are the highest trained, certified and experienced experts in our industry. Yes, we are proud of our rich heritage, but we are also proud of our excelling performance today, knowing that the work we do changes the lives of everyone in Michigan.

Learn more about our History

2015 Retiree Picnic

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary

We honor and value our retirees – Those who passed down their skills, paved the way and made it possible for OE 324 to be the outstanding organization it is today!

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2015 Retiree Picnic

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary

We honor and value our retirees – Those who passed down their skills, paved the way and made it possible for OE 324 to be the outstanding organization it is today!

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Life Long Career

Professional Instructors

Incomparable Training

Nationally Certified

Premium Equipment

Unbeatable Support

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Operating Engineers 324

Was First Chartered

in 1906

Life Long Career

Professional Instructors

Incomparable Training

Nationally Certified

Premium Equipment

Unbeatable Support