Plumbing


The Trades Need Millennials

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of plumbers, pipefitters and steam fitters is projected to grow as new construction opportunities arise and Baby Boomers retire. Yet, employers continue to report difficulty finding quality workers to fill the shoes of their aged workforce. Like...

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The Trades Need Millennials

Plumbers are Key to Ensuring Clean Water

You’re alive, which most likely means you have access to clean drinking water — an essential nutrient that we often take for granted but would not have without plumbing professionals. Plumbers quite possibly hold more lives in their hands than doctors. That’s right. Besides fixing...

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Plumbers are Key to Ensuring Clean Water

UA International Apprentice Contest: Day 1, And They’re Off…

By Andrew Kireta Jr. Vice President, Copper Development Association Welding and pipefitting apprentices battled for their chance to be called the Copper King on day one of the practical portion of the UA International Apprentice Contest. In the first session, the welders tried their hand...

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UA International Apprentice Contest: Day 1, And They’re Off…

UA International Apprentice Contest: Awaiting Greatness

By Andrew Kireta Jr. Vice President, Copper Development Association After a long day of setting up workstations, arranging and calibrating tools and equipment, and checking and double checking that everything is ready, all has gone quiet.  It’s the calm before the storm. And, I’m sitting...

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UA International Apprentice Contest: Awaiting Greatness


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