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

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

Construction Begins on ProMedica Buildings

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

The new ProMedica project on the banks of the Maumee River is helping reinvent Toledo’s waterfront.

The $60 million project, which began with site preparation during the winter, will move the headquarters of Northwest Ohio’s largest medical system to downtown Toledo.

Construction crews are working to build a new parking garage on Promenade Park, rehab and expand the Steam Plant and remodel The Junction.

Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members are one of the numerous trades working on the project.

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Topics: projects, construction, ProMedica, Piping Industry, Toledo, GEM Inc., Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, plumbers, Construction Projects, Headquarters

Piping Industry Members Play Large Role In BP Husky’s Biggest Shutdown in 40 Years

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Pipefitters and Welders from the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry are playing a huge role in the biggest shutdown at the BP Husky Oil Refinery in 40 years.

Over 1,000 piping journeymen are spending more than two months working to replace valves, pumps, pipes, caps and other items necessary for the oil refinement process.

Shutdowns happen every three to five years at the refinery located in Oregon, Ohio, and generally occur for maintenance, safety, or processing purposes. This time around, the shutdown deals with more than just maintenance and safety. Portions of the extensive work will also add more efficient equipment to the process, which in turn, will help the plant save money and decrease production time.

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Topics: projects, construction, Ohio, Oregon, Piping Industry, Welding, Pipefitter, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, oi refinery, pumps, Construction Projects, safety, BP Husky, BP Refinery, welder, shutdown, turnaround, valves, pipes

Piping Industry Members Help Build Northwood School

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 24, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members are part of the crew building a new school in Northwest Ohio.

Construction of a new structure, designed to house all grades from pre-kindergarten through high school, is underway in Northwood.

The school district, located southeast of Toledo, is constructing an all-in-one school, with plans to tear down three elementary schools and part of the high

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Topics: projects, construction, Northwood, Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Northwood Schools, Construction Projects

Construction Of The Andersons World Headquarters Nearly Complete

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Work is wrapping up on the $100 million construction of The Andersons world headquarters building in Maumee.

Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members, working for Dunbar Mechanical Inc. and Mondo Mechanical Inc., were among the trade members who built the agribusiness’s new headquarters.

The custom built facility created more than 20 jobs for piping journeymen – including plumbers and HVAC Service Technicians. The plumbers handled the installation of all piping and plumbing work, while HVAC journeymen installed a unique cooling system.

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Topics: projects, construction, HVACR, Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Construction Projects, The Andersons

Employee Misclassification Costing Government Billions

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 1, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Employees in certain industries, including construction are being taken advantage of from a financial standpoint by their employers.

A June report released by the Economic Policy Institute sheds light on an alarming trend in America known as employee misclassification that is rampant within industries that rely heavily on a chain of subcontractors such as construction and trucking.

Between 10 and 20 percent of employers nationwide, misclassify at least one worker as an independent contractor. According to the report, this trend is likely to have increased in recent years.

Employee misclassification occurs when a company treats someone who should be classified as a direct hire as a self-employed, independent contractor.

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Topics: construction, UA Affiliation, Government, Economic Policy, Employee, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Misclassification, Construction Industry, Labor Standards, Northwest Ohio, Labor

New Costco in Perrysburg Near Completion

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 14, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Construction on the Toledo area's second Costco store is rapidly nearing completion thanks to members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry and Mondo Mechnical Inc.

The 154,300-square-foot store, located at the southeast corner of State Rt. 25 and Eckel Junction Road in Perrysburg, is set to open this June. 

Foreman Mike McNutt and several other members of the Piping Industry, including journeyman Al Hoskins and fourth-year apprentice Derrick Vanhove, have done all of the underground piping, roof drains, and plumbing on the project. Complete Refrigeration LLC. is performing the refrigeration for the entire building.

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Topics: projects, construction, Costco, Mondo Mechnical Inc, Piping Industry, Perrysburg, Planning, Zoning, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

Piping Industry to Finish Heartland Rehabilitation Center at Promedica

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Mar 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A big change is coming to the region’s healthcare industry, and the Piping Industry is working hard to help make that happen as quickly as possible. 


The Heartland Rehabilitation Center, located on the Promedica Flower Hospital campus in Sylvania, aims to change the way transitional healthcare in the region is delivered. Heartland will provide complex clinical and therapy services and specialize in smoothly transitioning patients from acute hospital settings to post-acute skilled nursing settings, finally transitioning patients to their own homes. 



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Topics: projects, construction, Promedica Flower Hospital, Hospital, ProMedica, HCR ManorCare, Coyle Mechanical, Sylvania, Piping Industry, Heartland Rehabilitation Center, Toledo

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