Season 6 Schedule

Season 6, Episode 10 airing Saturday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m. on ABC7 Chicago.

Episode 10 – Moving Through Traffic, a Career and Into the Future

S1: IBEW LU 9: Traffic Management - Though the road to becoming a tradesman can be a difficult one, traffic on real roads keep flowing because of the hard work of tradesmen and women of one union.

S2: CRCC: Mark Twain - Tradesmen and women are an integral thread in the fabric of this nation. It’s the hard work of the labor families that make this country great and helping to preserve affordable housing like in the Mark Twain Hotel building in Chicago.

S3: LIUNA: Training Center - To get a job one you need manpower and good old-fashioned elbow grease but in today’s work force you need a worker with critical thinking.

S4: CRCC: Skender - Modular building is the way of the future and Skender is driving it through not only what it manufactures but also through other areas in the construction industry.

Season 6, Episode 12 airing Sunday, May 10th at Noon on ABC7 Chicago.

Episode 12 – Feelin’ the Flow

S1: LIUNA: Nicor Gas - Natural gas heats our home, water and even cooks our food but it would not be possible without the skill of the men and women of LIUNA.

S2: CRCC: Watermark - As the economy ebbs and flows, a steady job can bring calm in times of stress. One program headed up by the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters not only assures steady work but has other long-lasting benefits as well.

S3: CRCC: Career Pathways - After finishing an apprenticeship, a career as a union carpenter can lead to a lot more than just swinging a hammer. The union is here to provide you with the resources you need to get you where you want to go.

S4: Electricians LU 134: IBEW Blood Drive - Giving back to the community is second nature for skilled union workers. The IBEW teamed up with one of Chicago’s big teams for an event that would literally save lives.

Brought to you by the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Labor and Management Committee



Built to Last®, which was nominated in 2018 for an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement for Magazine Programming" by the Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has returned for its sixth season.
Starting with the name itself Built to Last® means enduring quality, and season 6 will spotlight how skilled labor sets the benchmark for performance training, safety best practices and industry leading productivity, making it the smart choice for creating partnerships. Season 6 will captivate audiences as it moves across arresting projects and fascinating individuals that collectively exemplify the real-world contributions that organized labor makes toward our communities. The show will also strive to showcase public and private economic developments and partnerships, and a dedication to the building industry.
 “The ABC Television brand reaches the kind of audience that appreciates the benefits of skilled labor, as well as potential new members seeking a career pathway in the building trades.” stated Business Development Executive of ABC7 Chicago Television Michael Terenzio. 
“Built to Last® is a success because of the trades and the people involved, their dedication to a skilled labor workforce and the proficiency in a wealth of crafts, the seamless collaboration between union members and union contractors and enticing stories with fascinating people that elicit emotions ranging from compassion and inspiration to intrigue and exultation.”

Gary Perinar
Executive Secretary–Treasurer
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters






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