About / Contact

Main Office
5615 Susquehanna Trail, Manchester, PA  17345 

Telephone (717) 600-1198

FAX Number (717) 600-1988

Web Address: WWW.IAM98.ORG  

District 98 Staff and Other Office Locations click here

District Lodge 98, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW).

We are commonly known as “The Machinists Union”.

District Lodge 98 was chartered in March 1941 for York County and its vicinity.

Today District Lodge 98’s jurisdiction covers 42 counties in Central Pennsylvania.

The Counties are: York, Lancaster, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Huntingdon, Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, Dauphin, Northumberland, Montour, Union, Centre, Clearfield, Lycoming, Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Clinton, Lebanon.

Effective 1-1-2005 the former DL 83 merged into DL98 representing 18 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Green, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland.

 pamap Dist 98 - 2007


We have twenty (20) Local Lodge’s in District 98.

Affiliated Local Lodges: 175, 1400, 1403, 2058, 2171, 2367, 2530, 2779, 2906, 2948, WW#1.  (Former DL 83 locals are: 52, 1060, 1211, 1671, 1842, 1968, 2430, 2439, 2448.)

To See a list of the Local Lodge officers and meeting locations click here.

We represent workers at about one-hundred (100) companies, including  municipalities. We have large and small shops. Harley-Davidson, York. Our smallest shop (contract) is for three (3) members.

We represent workers in many different types of Industries and Services such as:

  • Metal Workers Machinists, Tool & Die Makers, Machine Operators, Welders, Assemblers, Fabricators, Quality Assurance Inspectors, NDT Inspectors,  Maintenance Millwrights, Electricians,  Painters, Helpers, etc. 
  • Automotive – Truck Drivers, Truck Mechanics, Automotive Technicians, Parts Department Employees.
  • Service & Public Service –  Heating and Air-Conditioning Service and Installation Technicians, Township and Borough Municipal Workers, Road Maintenance Crews, Private Sector employees covered under the Service Contract Act.

If you are interested in having a union represent you at your place of employment, please call us at the telephone number listed above or email us with your email address or telephone number and we will get in touch with you. For more information on how to get a union at your place of employment click here.

District Lodge 98 is governed by District delegates who are elected from each local lodge. The District Delegates nominate and elect the officers and the Business Representatives who serve the membership.

The District Lodge meets on the third Saturday of January, April, September, and November. The meetings are held at the District Union Hall at 11:00 am. The Executive Board meets at 10:00 am prior to the regular meeting. Location, times and dates may change from time to time check the schedule page.

District Lodge 98 is represented by four (4) full time Business Representatives.

    (Click on a name to send an email.)

            Kevin Hallam,  Directing Business Representative (Pittsburgh, PA )

            Kermit Forbes Jr,  Assistant Business Representative (York, Pa)

            Mike Wentzel, Business Representative (York, PA )

            Tony Polacci  Business Representative (Western PA) 


York, PA Office & District Headquarters

5615 Susquehanna Trail

Manchester, PA  17345

Phone: (717) 600-1198

Fax: (717) 600-1988

email: Administrative Assistant Kelly Loucks


Directing Business (DBR)

Pittsburgh Office

86 S. 26th St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Phone: (412) 381-6464

FAX: (412) 381-6466

email: khallam@iam98.org

This page last updated 09/13/2023