Union pipefitters help homeowners in need prep for cold weather

It was another successful year for Project Heat’s On, the community service initiative sponsored by local pipe trades unions and their signatory contractors.

Cutting-edge geothermal system keeps Local 455 training center cool

“This is the first building of its kind to use this technology in the world that we’re aware of,” Local 455 Business Manager Tony Poole said. “We wanted to be on the forefront of this, and we are.”

St. Paul unions take on new role getting fresh food to families

Local unions are stepping up this winter to connect thousands of Minnesotans with free, fresh food available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, which brings together over 100 local unions in Chisago, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, is spearheading the effort, working in […]

Unions move quickly to keep tradespeople safe on jobsites

Union leaders are taking COVID-19 – and their members’ concerns about the pandemic – seriously.

Trades celebrate Women Build Success awards

Local tradeswomen honored the most badass among them.

Magler retires from St. Paul Pipefitters’ top office

Magler gained initiation into Local 455 in February 1981. Before going to work as a business agent nine years ago, he worked as a welder, mostly in power plants.

Union pipefitters make furnace repairs for homeowners in need

Repairs will reduce energy costs and prevent heat failure.

Volunteer Pipefitters keep heat on for homeowners in need

Over 100 low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners in Minnesota received free furnace repairs and inspections Saturday, thanks to union pipefitters and their contractors. Project Heat’s On, in it’s 31st year, drew volunteers from local unions in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Rochester and St. Cloud. In the Twin Cities, 90 members of St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 […]

Volunteer Pipefitters keep heat on for area low-income, elderly homeowners

Volunteer members of St. Paul-based Pipefitters Local 455 serviced and repaired furnaces free of charge to disabled, elderly and low-income homeowners in the Twin Cities area Saturday during their annual HEAT’S ON day of service. The volunteer effort drew 51 volunteer members of Local 455, as well as other Pipefitter locals in Minnesota. Union contractors, […]

With new facility, St. Paul Pipefitters double down on commitment to training

  A tenant for 111 years, St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 finally has a home of its own. The union held an open house at its new facility at 1301 L’Orient Street in St. Paul yesterday, celebrating with apprentices, members, retirees, public officials and union leaders. Local 455 acquired the property – a former fabricating […]