HOLYOKE — Colton Andrews, 29, has been elected president of the Pioneer Valley Building Trades Council, one of the region’s largest construction labor groups.
“It is an honor and privilege to accept the position of president for the Pioneer Valley Building Trades Council,” said Andrews. “The Building Trades and the Laborers especially have been an impactful and influential part of who I am today, and I embrace the distinct privilege of serving the thousands of dedicated hardworking men and women.”
A third generation union laborer, Andrews brings 11 years of experience working in the building trades in western Massachusetts. Andrews, of North Adams, serves as business manager for Laborers Local 596, where he safeguards workers’ rights for nearly 600 union members. He also serves as an executive board member on the Western Mass Area Labor Federation and the Massachusetts Building Trades Council.