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UA 400 Welding And Pipe Fabrication Training

This video features UA 400 Welding and Pipe Fabrication Training. We first visit the Training Center where Business Mgr. Trevor Martin talks about available apprenticeship programs. Next, we check out on-the-job training at Bassett Mechanical with company President Kim Bassett and Fabrication Foreman Cody Blauert. Finally, apprentice Maddy DeJardin talks about working for Bassett as a steamfitter while training at UA 400 and her experience with their …

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Veterans In Piping Program At UA 400

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) has partnered with the US Military to create the Veterans In Piping Program. UA 400 is a proud partner in the program which provides returning veterans with 18 weeks of accelerated training in the pipe trades consisting of 6 weeks of classroom instruction and 12 weeks …

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What Happens After Apprenticeship

Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions offer 5 year apprenticeships in plumbing, steamfitting, sprinkler fitting, pipe fabrication and HVAC service. Apprentices are paid while they train on the job as well as classroom instruction. Those who successfully complete their program become Journeymen with a hefty increase in pay and job security. Some disciplines require state certification. In …

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UA Local 400 High School Open House

UA Local 400 is active in early recruiting with their Youth Apprentice Program, as well as Career Open Houses for high school students. In today’s video, Jack Zeinert, a UA Local 400 fabrication apprentice, speaks to high school students at the UA Local 400 Career Open House about his experience in the pipe trades.#JoinUA400 #UAApprenticeships

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The Path To Being A Rig Welder

In this video, we take a look at how pipelines keep things moving in Wisconsin and throughout the US. We’ll cover reclamation and safety, how pumping stations operate, pipeline construction and Joel Zielke from Steamfitters Local 601 explains the training and pathway to becoming a pipeline welder, also known as a Rig Welder.

Insuring Water Safety As Businesses Reopen

Covid vaccination levels are increasing, resulting in more companies bringing employees back to the office. As these buildings reopen, precautions are needed to insure water safety. Detailed info from pipe trades pros can be found on the web page Turning on the Tap. In this video, plumbing professionals outline the steps necessary to safely reopen plumbing …

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