It is never easy to go on stage and give a musical or theatrical performance.
Nov 29, 2017 12:00:01 PM
Topics: The Piping Industry Training Center, Toledo, GEM Inc., Volunteer, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Community Minded, Collingwood Arts Center, Industrial Power Systems
Jun 22, 2017 4:08:00 PM
Members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry teamed up with other area building trades members and Feet on the Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Toledo Police Department to help two children recover from a horrific, life-changing situation.
The Toledo community was shocked to learn about a murder-suicide in August 2016, which took the life of one of Toledo's emergency dispatchers and left three children without their birthparents.
Topics: Toledo, Volunteer, Community Minded, Kolebuck Kids Humanitarian Project, dispatcher, Feet on the Street
Sep 30, 2016 4:36:00 PM
Work is nearly complete on Toledo’s newest entertainment destination.
Construction crews, including members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, are nearing completion of the new 32,000 square foot Dave and Buster’s restaurant, bar and entertainment facility at Franklin Park Mall.
The highly-anticipated project is in its final stages, as construction workers are installing restroom fixtures, laying the carpet and tile, finishing paint, installing TVs and completing trim work.
Topics: Piping Industry, Toledo, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, plumbers, Dave and Buster's
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.
Topics: projects, construction, ProMedica, Piping Industry, Toledo, GEM Inc., Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, plumbers, Construction Projects, Headquarters
May 24, 2016 12:22:16 PM
The Piping Industry is proud of its partners at UA Local 50 for supporting local racing in the Toledo and southern Michigan areas.
This year, Local 50 is again the main sponsor for the racing team owned by Landon Schuster. The #118 car races regularly in the Street Stock division at Flatrock Speedway in Michigan.
Topics: Community, Toledo, Stock Car Racing, Toledo Speedway, Race Car, Sponsorship, Flatrock Speedway, Landon Schuster
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.
Topics: Toledo, Jobs, Employment, Associated General Contractors of America, 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.
Topics: projects, Fifth Third Field, Mudhens, Entertainment, Piping Industry, Toledo, Hensville, Northwest Ohio, Pricewaterhouse Coppers
Oct 30, 2015 11:16:02 AM
When deep funding cuts to Community Development Block Grants shuttered the kitchen at Toledo’s largest family homeless shelter, the community lost a valuable resource. Today, thanks in part to the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, Family House has a new kitchen and shelter residents no longer have to wonder where they will get their next meal.
With the capability to house 107 community members, Family House is Ohio’s second largest homeless shelter. Not being able to serve meals to residents presented a heartbreaking challenge to the shelter’s leadership. Without a kitchen, families only had access to a bin for refrigerated food and a locker for dry goods.
Family House plays an integral role in ensuring the health of Toledo’s homeless community by providing many families with their only source of nutritious food. Located in an area of Toledo called a food desert, a spot where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain, most families at the shelter were forced to walk long distances to the nearest carryout for groceries, usually with young children in tow.
Topics: Community Development Block Grants, Piping Industry, Toledo, Volunteer, Community Minded
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.
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
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.
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