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The Michigan Pipe Trades Association

The Michigan Pipe Trades Association was chartered in 1912. Currently consisting of 14 United Association Charter Local Unions, with over 250 Signatory/Partner Employers and 12,000 skilled tradesmen and women working in the piping industry. There are 12 Training Facilities statewide with at least one in each of Michigan’s major cities. These facilities are set up to train apprentices and Journeymen alike. The skills and certifications received through the training programs broadens the market for Contractors to employ the most qualified, productive workforce in the HVAC/R Service, Plumbing, Sprinklerfitting, Pipefitting and Welding Industries.

Our Mission today is different than 30-40 years ago. We have turned our focus  to the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. They had a strong belief in Organizing new members and New Contractors into the ranks of this great Organization. Believing that every skilled trade worker in the piping industry deserves to be represented, able to support their family with the skills they possess and the work perform. Our officers and representatives are tradesman just like you who have worked in the trenches, and participated in the training offered to the membership.

Earn while you learn with the United Association

Earn while you learn is a unique technique that the United Association offers in their apprenticeship program. If earning a livable wage while learning skills in the piping industry is something you’re interested in, please review our website to learn more.