There were 2,718 members in Local 132 entering the year 2000.
The first decade of the 21st Century provided numerous job opportunities for our Local. Under the skillful leadership of Business Manager Ronald L. Burdette, the Local regained lost market share in the highway sector. In 2001 Business Manager Burdette hired two full-time organizers to combat the non-union element in our state.
In 2007 Local 132 President, Assistant Business Manager and Apprenticeship & Training Director, David Mullins, resigned to accept appointment as West Virginia Commissioner of Labor. Tommy Plymale assumed the position of Assistant Business Manager and Charles Parker became Apprenticeship & Training Director. Tom Halfin would serve as President until his death in 2008, when Mike O’Hare became president.
In 2010 Tommy Plymale was elected Business manager and Rodney served as Assist Business Manager, Bill Lemley was elected President. In 2013 Rodney Marsh became President.
Major projects included:
- Wind farm construction in Tucker, Grant, Randolph and Greenbrier counties
- Casino at Mountaineer Gaming in Chester
- Cabelas — Highlands near Wheeling
- Route 2 widening in Brooke and Marshall counties
- installation of scrubbers and SCR’s at Mt. Storm
- upgrades to Mitchell and Pleasants Power Plants
- Corridor H in Grant and Hardy counties
- Upgrades to Route 9 in Berkeley and Jefferson counties
- The C-5 Runway Extension Project in Martinsburg
- King Coal Highway in Mercer County
- Marmet Locks
- Yeager Airport Runway and Taxiway Safety Improvements
- Coalfields Expressway in Raleigh County
- upgrades to Route 10 in Logan County
- Summersville Hydro Project
- National Guard Armory in Summersville
- Site work for National Guard Armory in Glen Jean
- site work for the Federal Prison in McDowell County
- Continued upgrades to the Bluestone and Connersville Dams
- CertainTeed Gypsum Plant in Marshall County
- Two-billion dollar Longview Power Plant at Maidsville