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Game On! Piping Industry Provides Services to Dave and Buster’s Building

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 28, 2016 4:30:00 PM

It is game on for the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, as its members work to construct one of the area’s newest entertainment centers.

Popular restaurant franchise Dave and Buster’s is coming to the greater Toledo area, and members of the Piping Industry worked on all the water and sanitation piping, helping to ensure the safety of the building.

Four plumbers, all working for signatory contractor Merit Plumbing, are installing the underground pipes and sanitary sewers in addition to all the water piping and fixtures in the kitchen, bathroom and serving areas.

Unique to this particular project, journeymen are using solder to join all copper waterlines, instead of the widely popular copper press connectors. While many so-called plumbers can install press connectors, they often have trouble soldering pipes. The highly-trained members of the Piping Industry though, can expertly solder all types of piping in a quick and effective manner.

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Topics: Piping Industry, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, plumbers, Cast Iron Pipes, Dave and Buster's, Copper Pipes, Solder

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

HVACR Specialist Providing Relief From Summer Heat

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 30, 2016 4:30:00 PM

As the summer heat beats down on the Greater Toledo area, the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry’s HVAC specialists are busy trying to keep people cool. From residential to commercial units, the skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen have been putting in extra hours this summer to answer the many calls they receive to fix units that could not handle the workload under this summer’s extreme heat.

On hot July day, with temperatures soaring well above 90 degrees, Rob Shaffer from Gem Industrial was called out to service a HVAC unit sitting on top a ProMedica building in a Toledo suburb. More than 100 people inside the building, including doctors, nurses, secretaries and patients, were becoming uncomfortably warm as the inside temperature steadily rose.

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Topics: ProMedica, HVACR, Piping Industry, GEM Inc., Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, UT Physicians Regency, Kevin Drouillard, Commerical Comfort Systems, Rob Shaffer

Members Work in Confined Spaces to Renovate Wood Haven

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jun 29, 2016 1:30:00 PM

While patients, doctors and staff at Wood Haven Health Care Senior Living & Rehabilitation may not see the work being done, members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry are busy updating the facility’s piping and HVAC infrastructure.

For several months, Bayes Inc., the general contractor, has been on the job replacing all the sanitary sewer lines, HVAC units, and the HVAC lines throughout the complex. Overall, this project is expected to take eight months to complete at a cost of $1.2 million.

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Topics: HVACR, Piping Industry, Wood County, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Bayes, Inc., water lines, Wood Haven Health Care, sewer, safety, confined spaces

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

Toledo Ranks 12th in Nation for Construction Job Growth

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 25, 2016 1:19:37 PM

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry’s jurisdiction is a hotbed for construction jobs.

An April report released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) showed Monroe, Mich. and Toledo both ranked in the top 12 of the largest percentage of gains in construction jobs in the nation during the month of Feb.

Monroe led the nation with 1,200 jobs gained over the same month last year, which is a 60 percent increase.

Toledo saw construction jobs increase from 10,600 in Feb. 2015 to 12,200 in Feb. 2016, for a 1,600 job gain. The 15 percent growth in jobs tied Toledo at 12th in the nation with Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. and Wausau, Wisc.

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Topics: Toledo, Jobs, Employment, Associated General Contractors of America, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

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