Who We Are

The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) brings the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and its signatory contractors together to address issues of importance to both.

Western Missouri and Kansas LECET (MO-KAN LECET) serves LiUNA members and signatory contractors in Western Missouri and all of Kansas to find projects and work for all.

Who We Are

LECET works to identify new and emerging markets and position LIUNA and its signatory contractors to capitalize on those opportunities. It is one of the three funds that make up LIUNA’s Tri-Funds, organizations uniquely established to assist in expanding LIUNA’s market share. LECET, the LIUNA Training and Education Fund (LIUNA Training), and the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) develop the marketing, training, and health and safety programs that give LIUNA a competitive edge.

LECET is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees. LECET’s network consists of one national office and 38 affiliates throughout the United States and Canada, all of which deliver services to LIUNA and signatory contractors at the national, regional, district council and local union levels.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees

LECET is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees that embodies the partnerships necessary to get the job done in today’s construction market. The Trustees bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that has proven invaluable in steering LECET’s operations in a way that provides joint benefits for LIUNA, its members, and its signatory contractors.

Mr. Sabitoni & Mr. Epifano, Co-Chairmen



Armand E. Sabitoni , Co-Chairman
LIUNA New England Regional Office General Secretary-Treasurer & Regional Manager
John Penn
LIUNA Midwest Regional Office Vice President & Regional Manager
Robert Epifano , Co-Chairman
Epic Management, Inc. President & CEO
Massimo Marino
LM Heavy Civil Construction, LLC CEO

What We Do

LECET provides powerful resources to expand market
opportunities for LIUNA and signatory contractors.

We develop innovative programs and services to support LIUNA and signatory contractors.

Market Expansion Program (MEP)
Market Expansion Program (MEP)

LECET’s proprietary custom project tracking program, MEP is designed to search for and track construction projects. This innovative program is available as an online program and a mobile app in iOS and Android formats.

Market Expansion Program for Contractors
Market Expansion Program for Contractors

MEPC is a unique project lead service, specifically for LIUNA signatory contractors. It allows users to tailor leads to their business requirements.

LECET utilizes other resources to provide actionable research to expand market opportunities. IIR provides comprehensive market intelligence to the industrial, maintenance and energy industries. DNBi provides thorough financial and historical information on companies.


Contact Us

Questions? Please contact us using the form below.


4731 S. Cochise Drive #114, Independence, MO 64055

Phone:     816-361-7048
Email:       [email protected]
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You can access MEP while out in the field; download our new mobile app (available on iOS & Android) to get started today.