BUILDING THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO SINCE 1900
Our Performance Excellence
We are one of the most respected and influential building trade Locals in Ontario dedicated to excellence in Plumbing, Steamfitting and Welding.
Both historically and presently we have prided ourselves on "Doing It Right, The First Time". This means our members are dedicated to the quality of our work, and speaks directly to our objective of ensuring excellence within our trade.
The United Association prides itself by training the best and most qualified pipe tradesperson for longer than anyone else in the industry. As such, we the members of the UA are proudly backed and continue to foster premier training programs that include five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyperson training, organized instructor training and certification programs.
The United Association offers premier training programs for pipe trades, including 5 Level apprenticeship, Journeyperson training, and certifications. Instructors are trained by governing bodies and The UA's training program.
Local 401's Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee sets high standards for apprentices, requiring extensive training and safety courses. Financial incentives are provided for completing trade school. Courses include safety, pre-trade, union heritage, blueprint reading, and basic welding.
Local 401 offers advanced training with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Members can upgrade skills and keep up with tech changes. Free courses available include Rigging, Forklift, Welding, and Health & Safety. The training helps members maintain high standards in the industry.
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Residential construction is the process of building, expanding, or renovating homes or spaces for residential purposes. It can be complex and involve various stakeholders. This includes creating anything from single-family homes to multi-million dollar mansions or rental spaces.
Industrial construction involves building structures for businesses that manufacture goods, often including mechanical and structural components. The projects are subject to strict legal regulations, including occupancy requirements and permitting. Examples include factories and distribution centers.
Institutional construction involves building structures related to healthcare, education, recreation, or public works. It includes hospitals, schools, and athletic facilities, among others. Institutional buildings are essential to the community.
Commercial construction builds structures for businesses that operate for profit, including stores, banks, hotels, and offices.
Fabrication involves creating products by assembling standardized parts using various processes, such as cutting and bending. Computer-aided design and CNC technology improve quality standards and produce high-quality assemblies.
Distribution pipelines transport oil and gas products to homes and businesses from transportation points. The construction involves welding and inspecting every pipe using X-ray or ultrasound, installing valves and fittings, and remote sensors to monitor pipeline pressure, flow rate, and temperature.
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