Union Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians


Take a look at some of the newsworthy items for the VIP program.

Local 43 VIP Graduate Named TVA Apprentice of the Year

Colton Jackson, a fifth-year apprentice at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 43, Chattanooga, TN, was recently named TVA (Tennessee...

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From Army Specialist to UA Journeyman

Aside from being veterans, United Association Veterans in Piping apprentices have one thing in common; this program has changed...

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HVACR Service Technician Career is a Family Choice

Brandon Hutton had been in the Navy for five-and-a-half years. He had just graduated from the UA VIP HVACR [heating, ventilation,...

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UA VIP Success Story: Adam Messenger

Adam Messenger is on the job in Cheyenne, WY, working for U.S. Engineering at the Capital Square Project. He is a fourth-year...

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JBLM Welding Class 15 and HVAC-R Class 14 graduate from VIP Program

The United Association (UA) is proud to announce the graduation of two classes of its Veterans in Piping Program (VIP) at Joint...

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Changing Careers Later In Life: A UA VIP Success Story

At 37 years old, Antoine Basden considers himself blessed to be a third-year pipefitter/welder apprentice with Local 286 in...

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JBLM graduate worked at U.S. Olympic Training Center

It has been a busy year for recent UA VIP graduate Kurt Watson.

Following his graduation from Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVAC-R...

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Naval Station Norfolk holds Open House

The United Association Veterans In Piping held an Open House at Naval Station Norfolk to celebrate the graduation of the most...

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JBLM Graduates Welding Class 12 and HVAC-R Class 11

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program proudly announces the graduation of its VIP Program Joint Base Lewis-McChord...

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UA VIP offers job security, less stress during military transition

As Sergeant William Kindermann was preparing to leave the service, he found himself thinking more and more about his future.


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