With a heavy heart I regret to inform you my father, Bob Deaton, a retired member of Ironworkers Local 290 Dayton Ohio, passed April 2016
For over 40 years he designed custom caps and tshirts for the building trades. I will continue his legacy and support of our unions with quality Made in the U.S.A.
Thank you for your past business with my father I look forward to continue working with you.
~ Mary Deaton
Photo Courtesy : Jan Underwood
Over 40 Years of Service
The Union Cap Story
Bob Deaton, a former member for more than 45 years of Ironworker's Local 290 in Dayton, Ohio, started the Union Cap Company in 1973 when he designed an emblem for his local and had 300 of them made up to be sewn on a colorful assortment of caps. To advertise his product, he distributed flyers to affiliated locals throughout the Ironworkers International organizations in North America and Canada.
Organized in 1896, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers is headquartered in Washington D.C. Ironworkers in this organization have worked many years at a high risk occupation that has built this country from the ground up. From the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sears Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, World Trade Towers, Mackinaw Bridge, Empire State Building and many more landmarks, Ironworkers have been there building America, building the future.
This family business takes a lot of pride in supplying caps for the different building trades like Carpenters, Bricklayers, Millwrights and Pipe Fitters. The Union Cap Company also offers T-shirts and emblems that are USA made and of the highest quality. Our caps and T-shirts have been worn by hundreds of ironworking members across the nation and Canada. If you see a neighbor wearing a Union Cap that has a bridge design, symbol for ironworkers, or other designs that promote ironworkers there's a good chance Bob Deaton designed it !