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Piping Industry Apprentices Earn State Titles

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Apr 29, 2015 4:06:00 PM

Two apprentices from the Piping Industry earned the title of State Champion at the 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition held at our very own Piping Industry Training Center last week. 

The competition, which ran April 21-23, featured the best of the best apprentices from across the state of Ohio in the plumbing, pipefitting, welding, HVAC-R and sprinklerfitting construction trades. 

Defending their home turf and earning top honors in the plumbing and HVAC-R disciplines, respectively, were Don Andrysek and Scott White. The two Piping Industry apprentices showed they have some of the best skills and knowledge in the state. 

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Topics: Training, Events, Apprenticeship, State Competition, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition, 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

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