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Piping Industry Members Install Second Boiler at Collingwood Arts Center

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Nov 29, 2017 12:00:01 PM

It is never easy to go on stage and give a musical or theatrical performance.

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Topics: Toledo, Volunteer, Community Minded, Collingwood Arts Center, GEM Inc., Industrial Power Systems, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, The Piping Industry Training Center

Piping Industry members help complete new downtown Toledo ProMedica headquarters

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 6, 2017 9:43:00 AM

Thanks to members of the Piping Industry, downtown Toledo has a new major employer, as members helped construct the new ProMedica downtown headquarters along the city’s riverfront.

The $60 million project to consolidate ProMedica’s office buildings began in January 2016. ProMedica held a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31.

At its peak, roughly 20 of the Piping Industry’s highly skilled and highly trained members successfully completed the work on time to renovate The Steam Plant, Promenade Park and the Key Bank building, now called The Junction.

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Topics: Featured Project, Construction Projects, ProMedica, Downtown Toledo, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Plumbing and Pipes, HVACR

Kolebuck Kids Humanitarian Project

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 22, 2017 4:08:00 PM

Members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry teamed up with other area building trades members and Feet on the Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Toledo Police Department to help two children recover from a horrific, life-changing situation.

The Toledo community was shocked to learn about a murder-suicide in August 2016, which took the life of one of Toledo's emergency dispatchers and left three children without their birthparents.

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Topics: Community Minded, Volunteer, Kolebuck Kids Humanitarian Project, Toledo, dispatcher, Feet on the Street

Members of Piping Industry help toddler fight cancer

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Dec 22, 2016 3:03:00 PM

Piping Industry members took care of one of their own, as they raised $15,000 to help fight pediatric cancer.

Elijah Morrissey, the 3-year old son of Piping Industry member Tim Morrissey, was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma in September and since that time, Elijah has been in and out of the hospital fighting for his life.

In January, Elijah and his parents will travel to New York City, where he will be under the care of specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer treatment centers, for his latest round of treatments.

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Topics: Donation, Oregon Clean Energy, Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, AZCO, Pediatric Cancer, Cancer, Community Minded

Toledo top 15 market in construction jobs

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Nov 21, 2016 9:41:22 AM

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry is playing a key role in Toledo’s construction job growth.

A Nov. 2 Associated General Contractors report shows the Toledo metropolitan area ranks 14 in the nation in construction job growth as northwest Ohio gained approximately 1,500 jobs between Sept. 2015 and Sept. 2016, for an 11 percent gain.

Toledo tied with the Steubenville, Ohio/Weirton, W. Va. area for largest percentage gain in Ohio, although Steubenville/Weirton added approximately 200 jobs.

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Topics: Jobs, Northwest Ohio, construction, Economy, Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Final touches put on Toledo’s new Dave and Buster’s

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 30, 2016 4:36:00 PM

Work is nearly complete on Toledo’s newest entertainment destination.

Construction crews, including members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, are nearing completion of the new 32,000 square foot Dave and Buster’s restaurant, bar and entertainment facility at Franklin Park Mall.

The highly-anticipated project is in its final stages, as construction workers are installing restroom fixtures, laying the carpet and tile, finishing paint, installing TVs and completing trim work.

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Topics: Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Piping Industry, Dave and Buster's, Toledo, plumbers

Work progresses at Northwood School

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 30, 2016 8:38:00 AM

Construction workers are making significant progress on the $33 million Northwood School project.

The combined school, which will be home to all students in the district – kindergarten through 12th grade – is on schedule as crews work to finish the roof, closing off the 136,000 square foot structure from the elements.

During the summer, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members were busy installing all underground sewer and water lines.

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Topics: Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Northwood, Northwood Schools, Construction Projects, construction, Pipefitter, plumbers, school

Piping Industry Members Building Defiance School

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 26, 2016 2:03:00 PM

Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members are busy working on a $60 million school project in Defiance.

In 2014, Defiance voters passed of a 3.78-mill, $11.7 million bond issue to construct a new combined Defiance Senior and Junior High School.

After months of planning, site preparation began in early 2016, and by mid-April, Piping Industry members were working to install the underground piping.

Throughout the summer, the building has taken shape and now crews are working to enclose the structure before winter sets in.

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Topics: Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Defiance, Ohio, Defiance Schools, Defiance Senior and Junior High School, plumbers, Pipefitter, Rudolph Libbe, HVACR, Plumbing and Pipes

Innovative Approach used to Install Plumbing at Perrysburg Intermediate School

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 23, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Perrysburg’s newest school is beginning to take shape and Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members are using innovative techniques to keep the plumbing and pipefitting work ahead of schedule.

Hull Prairie Intermediate School, located at the corner of Roachton and Hull Prairie roads, is the future home to fifth and sixth graders in the Perrysburg Exempted Village School District.

Three Piping Industry members, currently working for Dunbar Mechanical Inc., are busy installing the building’s plumbing and piping systems.

Their co-workers in the Dunbar fabrication shop pre-fabricated a group of restroom sanitary piping and water lines (shown in the picture below). Pre-fabrication work was created roughly a month in advance and is expected to save two or three days’ worth of work per each setup.

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Topics: Northwest Ohio, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Piping Industry, Perrysburg, Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, Dunbar Mechanical Inc., Innovation, plumbers, Plumbing and Pipes, school, Hull Prairie Intermediate School

Piping Industry’s Jared Dusseau Wins International Apprentice Contest

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 1, 2016 4:00:00 PM

A Northwest Ohio Piping Industry member proved he is the best pipefitter apprentice in the world by winning the UA International Apprenticeship Pipefitter Contest.

Following up on wins at the State and Regional levels, Jared Dusseau, a 34-yearold from Oak Harbor, bested the competition in contests designed to assess knowledge and skill level found on the jobsite. He earned the highest combined overall score amongst his fellow competitors and is now the 2016 UA International Pipefitting Apprentice Champion.

His victory marked the fifth time a Piping Industry apprentice has won the International title.

“I just wanted to keep building [off each win], representing my Brothers and Sisters and all our apprentices,” said Dusseau of his victory.

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Topics: 2016 UA International Apprenticeship Contest, Champion, Pipefitter, Jared Dusseau, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Piping Industry, The Piping Industry Training Center

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