Piping Industry News

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

Piping Industry Members Called Upon to Build Toledo’s Newest Entertainment District

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jan 15, 2016 9:24:14 AM

Members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry have been working on several major projects in downtown Toledo, including one involving the city’s minor league baseball team.

Piping Industry members are currently working on several buildings near Fifth Third Stadium, home of the Toledo Mudhens, in a new entertainment district called Hensville.

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Topics: projects, Fifth Third Field, Mudhens, Entertainment, Piping Industry, Toledo, Hensville, Northwest Ohio, Pricewaterhouse Coppers

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 Helps Open Toledo City Pools

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

May 15, 2015 2:55:55 PM

For the second year in a row, the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry stepped up to the plate to help give Toledo residents a way to stay cool this summer.

When the Toledo city budget did not include any money to operate city pools this year, it was up to community leaders to find a way to keep these facilities open during the sweltering summer months. Thanks to donations from the Piping Industry and Northwest Ohio Building Trades, along with several local companies, six city pools will open on June 27: Willys, Roosevelt, Navarre, Pickford, Wilson and Jamie Farr. 

Donations came from ProMedica, which contributed $150,000; the Northwest Ohio Building Trades, $90,000; The Andersons, $75,000; Fifth Third Bank, $10,000; and Spartan Logistics, $5,000, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson reported during a news conference at Willys Pool on Wednesday. 

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Topics: projects, Pool, Piping Industry, Toledo, Northwest Ohio, Volunteer, Community Minded

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

New Chiller System Installation at Inverness Country Club

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 7, 2015 8:25:04 AM

GEM Inc., a signatory mechanical contractor with the Piping Industry, recently signed a five-year, comprehensive agreement with Inverness Country Club, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Northwest Ohio, to maintain the facility's HVACR and controls.


One of the first things that GEM Inc. started on after inking the deal was removing and replacing the facility’s 21-year-old chiller system. The process took some slick maneuvering and deft crane work by Pat Roseman, who manned the crane with skill.

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Topics: projects, HVACR, chiller barrel, Golf, Inverness Country Club, GEM Inc., Northwest Ohio

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