Originally chartered as Projectionists, Local 26 is now a mixed Local, meaning we represent all of the crafts covered by the IATSE. We assemble stages, build scenery, sew costumes, focus lights, mix sound, hang trusses, fabricate props, operate cameras, pull dollies, run generators, cue teleprompters, and of course… handle craft services (i.e.: feed the crew!). Oh and by the way, we also do installation work, from movie houses to full theatrical stage systems. Working with our sister locals in Lansing, Flint, Ann Arbor, and Detroit (Local No’s. 274, 201, 395, and 38, respectively,) you might find us working in virtually every corner of the state.
When you visit our office, you’ll find each of our charters proudly displayed on the wall, as well as several photographs taken throughout the Local’s history and the article with photos from the Grand Rapids Press the year we celebrated our 100th anniversary. We also have a copy of our charter surrounded by the signatures of all those who attended the celebration.