Piping Industry News

Eastwood Middle School Students Visit Piping Industry Training Center

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Oct 28, 2015 10:12:08 AM

Students from Eastwood Middle School recently got an upfront education about some rewarding career opportunities and what it takes to become a member of the Piping Industry on a field trip to the Piping Industry Training Center.

The students had the chance to take an inside look at one of the top training facilities in the region and all its state-of-the-art equipment.

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Topics: Community, Education, The Piping Industry Training Center, Local 50, Eastwood Middle School, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

Northwest Building Trades Launch Nationwide Recruitment Campaign Website

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 21, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, in partnership with BMA Media Group, launched the first phase of an aggressive nationwide recruitment campaign geared to bring traveling union tradesmen and tradeswomen to Toledo for the 2016 season.

Visitors to www.greatworkgreatlife.com can learn why the Greater Toledo offers traveling, skilled construction workers the opportunity to live and work in a great region.

Later this year, the temporary website will be replaced with a more dynamic, comprehensive website.

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Topics: projects, UA Affiliation, Ohio, Building Trades, Skilled Members, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Travel, Local 50, Great Work Great Life, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Construction Industry, Campaign, Toledo, Northwest Ohio, Recruitment

Celebrate Labor Day the Union Way

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 4, 2015 5:00:00 PM

For many Americans, Labor Day has come to be a last hurrah for summer.

It is a national holiday designed to celebrate the American worker; a holiday earned by union laborers, who fought for an honest wage, better working conditions and shorter work hours.

As Labor Day weekend approaches, many families will be gearing up for one last party on this much deserved three-day weekend off work.

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Topics: Community, Labor Day, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Union, Toledo, Northwest Ohio, Member

Piping Industry Apprenticeship Orientation Sets Expectations for a Great Year

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Aug 27, 2015 10:07:00 AM

On Wednesday August 19th UA Local 50 hosted all of its apprentices to the union hall for this year’s apprenticeship orientation.

Attendance at the orientation was great as apprentices of each year— from those just beginning their apprenticeships to fifth years on the brink of becoming journeymen—gathered at the UA Local 50 union hall to hear about the expectations leadership has for this year while receiving their annual class schedules.

Business Manager Scott Lopez and Training Director Chris Weaver set expectations for the year while encouraging the apprentices to get ready for a busy, diverse workload.

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Topics: Training, Apprenticeship, Orientation, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

Toledo Institution UA Local 50 Celebrates 125 Years

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

May 14, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Toledo's own Local 50 of The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its union’s charter on Saturday, May 16, with an evening gala held at Owens Community College.

The special event will commemorate the many generations of Local 50’s plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC-R and welding professionals and their dedication to building up the communities across the region. UA Local 50 represents the best-trained and most highly-skilled professionals of their respective industries in the region, which is certainly worth celebrating.

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Topics: Events, UA Affiliation, Building Trades, Anniversary, History, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

Piping Industry Shines at Industry Day

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 24, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The Piping Industry Training Center was filled with hundreds of guests on April 22 as the Piping Industry hosted an Industry Day open house to coincide with the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition.

The event showcased the Piping Industry’s renowned apprenticeship program and state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot training facility, while displaying the talents of the next generation of plumbers, pipefitters, welders and HVAC service mechanics. In addition to tours of the PITC and the ongoing apprenticeship competition, the day also included vendor exhibitions, mobile trailer demonstrations, and lunch. 

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Topics: Training, Events, Education, Apprenticeship, The Piping Industry Training Center, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Industry Day, Northwest Ohio

New 3-year agreement will advance piping industry in Northwest Ohio

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 15, 2014 11:19:15 AM

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwestern Ohio and the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics Local 50 recently announced the successful completion of contract negotiations, resulting in a new three-year deal.

The contract extension includes a 2.8 percent increase in wages, year over year, as well as the necessary funding for healthcare benefits, including retirees. Other terms provide for a flexible work week, medical savings accounts, retirement provisions and direct deposit specifications.

But more important than the contract details, is the fact the new agreement assures continued labor peace for the entire region and a strong spirit of cooperation to advance the piping industry across all of Northwest Ohio.

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Topics: Commerce, Signatory Contractors, Skilled Members, Local 50, Contract, Mechanical Contractors, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Northwest Ohio

Carly's Party

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Mar 10, 2014 4:52:00 PM

In late September 2013, members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry joined other Toledo-area supporters at the Pinnacle in Maumee for a night of live music, appetizers and drinks.

The night of fun and dancing also served another important purpose – raising more than $40,000 to help pay for clinical drug trials and research to find a cure for the rare disease Progeria.

The fundraiser’s main attraction was Carly Kudzia, who has the rare, fatal genetic disease that causes her to age rapidly, roughly at a rate of about eight to 10 years for every calendar year. There are barely 100 children known to be living with Progeria in the world and their average life expectancy is about 13 years.

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Topics: Local 50, Fundraiser, Toledo, Community Minded

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