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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

Historic Safety Agreement Signed in Toledo

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Oct 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Trades from throughout Northwest Ohio gathered together on Oct. 16 at UA Local 50 to sign a historic safety agreement covering the Oregon Clean Energy plant being constructed in Oregon, Ohio.

Representatives from Black & Veatch, the project’s general contractor, the Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration (OHSA), and the Northwest Ohio Building Trades were on hand to pledge their commitment to safety.

The agreement will give OHSA the ability to regularly inspect the construction site, helping to ensure the safety of the workers.

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Topics: projects, Health and Safety, Events, Ohio, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Agreement, Oregon, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Oregon Clean Energy, OHSA, Black & Veatch, Toledo

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

Piping Industry and Tri Tool Team Up for Oregon Clean Energy Center Project

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 11, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Members of the Piping Industry are learning new automatic welding techniques and procedures that will be used at the Oregon Clean Energy Center. These automated procedures will exponentially cut down complete weld time compared to hand welding by decreasing end preparation time while increasing deposition rate and overall weld precision.These advantages are made possible due to two innovative machines made by Tri Tool.  

The first machine is Tri Tool’s RBL-G2 split frame next generation Clamshell Lathe. This tool was designed with safety as the top priority, and delivers faster, better performance when doing end prep work.  

The safety of the tool comes from a fixed-position tripper mechanism with tapered drive housing, which minimizes pinch points, giving the operator increased safety when using the lathe.  

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Topics: Ohio, Oregon Clean Energy, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Tri Tool, Welding, Toledo, multi-process

Wood County commissioner tours training center

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

May 28, 2014 4:19:48 PM

Add the name of Wood County Commissioner Doris I. Herringshaw to the list of elected officials who have toured the Piping Industry Training Center and walked away highly impressed.

Herringshaw visited the training center recently and after her tour talked about the important role the training center plays in boosting the local economy.

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Topics: Training, Ohio, The Piping Industry Training Center, Wood County

State Rep. impressed after Training Center tour

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 21, 2014 3:24:07 PM

A little bit surprised but incredibly impressed. These are common emotions expressed by visitors who tour the Piping Industry Training Center in Northwood, Ohio for the first time.

The Piping Industry Training Center is a jointly sponsored Training Trust, committed to serving both Labor and Management of the Piping Industry of Northwest Ohio.

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Topics: Training, Ohio, State Representative, Management, Northwood, Labor

Piping Industry Critical to Davis-Besse Steam Generator Replacement Work

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Mar 14, 2014 12:54:00 PM

More than 300 members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry are part of the workforce responsible for a $600 million project at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor that has far-reaching impact on the economy in Ottawa County and the entire State of Ohio.

Considered the biggest project at Davis-Besse since it was built in the 1970s, work started in February to install two new steam generators. These components are 74 feet long by 12 feet wide and weigh a whopping 470 tons each.

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Topics: Ohio, Davis-Besse, Ottowa County, Bechtel Power Corporation, Economy, Toledo, Lake Erie, Oak Harbor

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