The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, also known as UBC, is one of the largest construction trade unions in North America. Established in 1881, it provides various training programs. The union has partnerships with industries, manufacturers and government agencies to develop specialized courses and certifications. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters serves lathers, framers, roofers and workers in the forest product and related industries. Its local unions and regional councils own real estate properties, including training centers and union offices.