Our Projects

Our Projects

The work of UA members touches the lives of every citizen in North America, every day. There is pride in this work, whether the job is a massive energy project or a small school or library—and everything in between. The goal of every member is a job well done.

  • Facebook Liked Us at Los Lunas

    The Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas includes a myriad of buildings and has offered robust and long-term employment for the members of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412, Albuquerque, NM. Southland is the mechanical contractor for the Facebook Los Lunas data center, and they procured buildings three and four, along

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  • Farm to Table with Costco

    Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464, Omaha, NE, and Plumbers Local 16, Omaha, NE, have been working for MMC Contractors, completing all of the processed piping in the new chicken processing plant Costco is constructing. MMC is a full-service mechanical contractor for both Local 464 and 16. The new plant is

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  • In a League of Their Own:Steamfitters Local 420

    On school nights, the parking lot of Steamfitters Local 420 in Philadelphia, PA, is overflowing with service vans belonging to top-notch service contractors. It’s an impressive sight. At 30 percent, the local’s journeyman-to-apprentice ratio is one of the highest in the UA, and 152 of its apprentices are enrolled in

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  • Labor and Advanced Education Building – Terminal Road, Halifax, NS

    In 2018, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 56, Halifax, NS, members and Atlantic Mechanical Contractors, proudly took on the full renovation of a historic building—the old Labor and Advanced Technology Building on Terminal Road in Halifax. The building was purchased by Emera, the parent company of Nova Scotia Power. The historic

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  • Science on Display at Los Alamos

    Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412, Albuquerque, NM, has long benefited from ongoing work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), which has employed multi-generations of Local 412 members. The relationship between LANL and Local 412 is touted as having one of the most successful collective bargaining agreements in the United

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  • Under Budget, Ahead of Schedule

    The Lackawanna Energy Center, a 1,480-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant, is the largest plant of its kind in Pennsylvania and will have the capacity to power more than one million homes in the region. The borough of Jessup, the plant’s host community, will benefit from over $50 million

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  • What It’s Like to Work on Prince Edward Island

    Prince Edward Island (PEI), with its vibrant green fields, colorful houses, numerous lighthouses, beaches and natural wonders, is a magical place to call home. For the members of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Welders Local 721, who are fortunate enough to live and work on the island, the work has been plentiful

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UA Reaches out to Local Community to Aid Those Affected from Hurricane Harvey

UA Reaches out to Local Community to Aid Those Affected from Hurricane Harvey

Members from the United Association step up in order to help countless victims that were effected by the hurricane.

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Local 538 Has a New Home

Local 538 Has a New Home

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 538 in Johnson City, TN, is now operating at a brand-new facility. The local office also includes a new state-of-the-art training facility that will enable the local to expand its market share and increase membership.

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Local 123 Retired Member Is Proud of His Nephew

Local 123 Retired Member Is Proud of His Nephew

Grady Amarsh, a retired 45-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 123,Tampa, FL, is proud of his nephew, Eathen Morris, who is an Eagle Scout Guard. BrotherAmarsh said that Eathenis a great kid and a great nephew.

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Local 7 Members Volunteer to Restore a Destroyer Escort

Local 7 Members Volunteer to Restore a Destroyer Escort

Two pipefitter welder members of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 7, Albany, NY,Dave Wasson and Daniel Statile, volunteered their time to help restore the USS SlaterDE766, the last destroyer escortstill afloat in the U.S.

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IWSH, Rwanda Plumbers Organization Promote Handwashing in Local Schools

IWSH, Rwanda Plumbers Organization Promote Handwashing in Local Schools

The World Plumbing Council (WPC) has facilitated a partnership between The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) and the Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) to support community hand washing and public health awareness activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Taylor’d HVAC Services Is Tailored to Serve Its Customers

Taylor’d HVAC Services Is Tailored to Serve Its Customers

Owner Taylor Hancock has recently passed the plumbing test and is in the process of retaining a plumbing license, so they will be able to add plumbing to the list of services soon.

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UA Plumbers Help Bring Water to the Navajo Nation

UA Plumbers Help Bring Water to the Navajo Nation

UA Locals 78, 400, 412, and 469, and IWSH (International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation) accepted this community plumbing challenge from DIGDEEP to help bring water to the Navajo Nation

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Members of Plumbers Local 15 Give Back to One of Their Own

Members of Plumbers Local 15 Give Back to One of Their Own

Plumbers Local 15, Minneapolis, MN, members Kieth Swaggert, Pete Truhlar, Carl Krohn, Ben Sackett, and Local 15 Business Agent Tom Pahkala volunteered to brave the sweltering heat on July 18, 2019, to give back to one of their own, DeAnne Hartwig.

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In a League of Their Own:Steamfitters Local 420

In a League of Their Own:Steamfitters Local 420

On school nights, the parking lot of Steamfitters Local 420 in Philadelphia, PA, is overflowing with service vans belonging to top-notch service contractors.

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From Soldier to Sprinkler Fitter, Joe Perez Finds a UA Home

From Soldier to Sprinkler Fitter, Joe Perez Finds a UA Home

Like many people, Joe Perez had little clue what he wanted to do for a career, but he knew he did not want to work in an office and sit behind a desk every day.

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Facebook Liked Us at Los Lunas

Facebook Liked Us at Los Lunas

The Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas includes a myriad of buildings and has offered robust and long-term employment for the members of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412, Albuquerque, NM.

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Local 68 Member Honored with Conservation Stewardship Award

Local 68 Member Honored with Conservation Stewardship Award

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has honored Plumbers Local 68, Houston, TX, member Glen Kirkham with the UA Conservation Steward of the Year Award for his commitment to conservation and community service.

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Local 98 Reaches Out to Frontline Workers

Local 98 Reaches Out to Frontline Workers

Plumbers Local 98, Detroit, along with Detroit Piping Group, purchased 70 Lefty’s Cheesesteak sandwiches for front line emergency room workers at the Main Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. It was a great boost for the employees who are doing an amazingly difficult task in battling COVID-19.

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Labor and Advanced Education Building – Terminal Road, Halifax, NS

Labor and Advanced Education Building – Terminal Road, Halifax, NS

In 2018, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 56, Halifax, NS, members and Atlantic Mechanical Contractors, proudly took on the full renovation of a historic building—the old Labor and Advanced Technology Building on Terminal Road in Halifax.

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What It’s Like to Work on Prince Edward Island

What It’s Like to Work on Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island (PEI), with its vibrant green fields, colorful houses, numerous lighthouses, beaches, and natural wonders, is a magical place to call home. For the members of Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Welders Local 721, who are fortunate enough to live and work on the island, lately, the work has been plentiful.

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Rodeo Jack to Welder

Rodeo Jack to Welder

Kyle Lamon loved the Army, but it got to the point where it was getting monotonous. He wanted freedom. “When you’re 26 and have to ask permission to leave for a weekend, it gets old,” he said. “I had a rodeo scholarship. At Fort Bragg, I started riding bulls at a small operation. I used to ride the Professional Rodeo Association (PRA) rodeos. I have the broken bones to show for it. When I was transitioning out, I felt like I didn’t have a lot of options. My buddy told me about the VIP welding program at Fort Campbell. I applied and got in.”

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Evelyn Pacheco, Nevada’s First Black Female Plumber, Makes Her Mark

Evelyn Pacheco, Nevada’s First Black Female Plumber, Makes Her Mark

Evelyn Pacheco became Nevada’s first black female plumber 17 years ago. She isn’t aware of any woman who’s followed in her footsteps. Now she is working to change that.

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Under Budget, Ahead of Schedule

Under Budget, Ahead of Schedule

The Lackawanna Energy Center, a 1,480-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant, is the largest plant of its kind in Pennsylvania and will have the capacity to power more than one million homes in the region. The borough of Jessup, the plant’s host community, will benefit from over $50 million in revenue. The Lackawanna Energy Center is owned by Invenergy with partners, Kiewit and GE (General Electric).

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Local 484 Delivers Food to 205 Needy Families

Local 484 Delivers Food to 205 Needy Families

On Memorial Day 2020, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 484 Ventura, CA, along with the California Labor Federation, the Central Coast Labor Council and Ventura County Food Share, handed out 323 boxes of food to 205 families to help feed approximately 900 people in their community.

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Local 464, Omaha, Helps Fight COVID

Local 464, Omaha, Helps Fight COVID

Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464, Omaha, NE, was to get 250 gallons of hand sanitizer donated to our Industry. The Nebraska Ethanol Board has partnered with the University of Nebraska College of Engineering and so far,

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From UA VIP student to Ohio State Organizer: A Success Story

From UA VIP student to Ohio State Organizer: A Success Story

For United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program graduate and Army Specialist Tyler Simms, the UA VIP Program was only the beginning of what has turned out to be a successful career thus far. Simms, a journeyman welder, has made a name for himself within UA Local 776, quickly climbing the ranks.

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Farm to Table with Costco

Farm to Table with Costco

Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464, Omaha, NE, and Plumbers Local 16, Omaha, NE, have been working for MMC Contractors, completing all of the processed … piping in the new chicken processing plant Costco is constructing. MMC is a full-service mechanical contractor for both Local 464 and 16. The new plant is part of a farm-to-table initiative that will help Costco compete with a small number of companies that now control most of the poultry production in the U.S.

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Science on Display at Los Alamos

Science on Display at Los Alamos

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412, Albuquerque, NM, has long benefited from ongoing work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

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Local 800 Hosts Welding Competition

Local 800 Hosts Welding Competition

In Sault St. Marie, Ontario, nine local students from Korah Collegiate and Vocational School and White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School participated in a welding competition at the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 800.

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International  Representative Derrick Kualapai Named to State Boards

International Representative Derrick Kualapai Named to State Boards

United Association International Representative (California and Hawaii) Derrick Kualapai has been appointed to Governor Newsom’s Recovery Task Force on Jobs and Business.

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Boy Scouts and Plumbers Local 55 JATC Partner Up for Merit Badge Project

Boy Scouts and Plumbers Local 55 JATC Partner Up for Merit Badge Project

A partnership between area Boy Scouts Troops and the Plumbers Local 55 JATC, in Cleveland, OH, is helping Scouts earn a merit badge. Growing up, Local 55 Training Director Jason Shank was a Boy Scout, and he is proud to be able to help current scouts learn about the plumbing industry.

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An Address to the UA Membership from General President Mark McManus

An Address to the UA Membership from General President Mark McManus

General President McManus addresses the UA membership on June 9, 2020

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Markets We Serve

The UA is present in many important sectors of our economy. Skilled UA members touch virtually every aspect of people’s lives, from homes to schools to businesses. Learn about some of the major markets where UA members are at work.

  • Commercial and Institutional

    This sector includes shopping malls and retail outlets, office buildings, schools and universities, stadiums, arenas and indoor swimming pools, prisons and more. It includes both new construction as well as renovation and rehabilitation work. It can also incorporate on-site assembly of modular or prefabricated commercial and institutional buildings. Larger facilities,

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  • Energy and Infrastructure

    The Energy and Infrastructure sector of our economy is vitally important to ensuring our countries have an adequate supply of energy. UA members play an important role in the construction of new facilities as well as maintaining and servicing the power plants that have already been built. Our members hold

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  • Fabrication

    Fabrication—the process of joining piping components into engineered piping systems in accordance with individual design requirements—has proven to be beneficial to both consumers and project owners. These systems are manufactured in every size, complexity and application. The work is done not in the traditional jobsite environment but in off-site shops

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  • Fire Protection

    The work of UA members saves lives every day, from providing clean water and sanitation to fire protection. Fire sprinkler systems not only save lives but often extinguish fires before they spread, saving property as well. UA members install and maintain all types of fire suppression systems on commercial, residential

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  • HVACR

    Our HVACR Service Technicians install, maintain and repair all sizes and types of heating, cooling and ventilation systems for residential and industrial facilities. UA members also install and maintain refrigeration systems in supermarkets, schools and other facilities. Many of these facilities have critical requirements for the storage and transport of

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  • Industrial

    The industrial sector in North America encompasses manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and other large facilities requiring detailed planning and construction. UA members throughout the years have provided many skills and much expertise—from welding, pipefitting, plumbing and fire protection to technical skills such as CADD (computer aided drafting and design) and BIM

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  • Medical and Pharmaceutical

    UA members working in the medical and pharmaceutical sector are faced with strict standards and protocols to protect consumers and patients. The UA provides important certifications for members in this sector. This is another sensitive but vital area of work for UA members, one that is expected to expand even

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  • Residential

    Single-family homes, townhouses, apartments and condominiums require skills that cover heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, fire protection and more. It is an ever-growing segment of the overall construction industry. Millions of new housing units are constructed every year, and opportunities in this sector are increasing for UA members.

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  • Water Safety

    A basic human necessity, water is something most of us in North America take for granted every day. The United States has been able to boast of having the safest water in the world for the past several decades, but we are now facing pervasive, systematic water quality threats unprecedented

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