Although much of the ongoing residential construction continues to be supported by prolific apartment construction and suburban rural homes for rental or long-term leasing, the post-recessionary outlook seems to be getting brighter.
Ward Manufacturing has come a long way from the company Joseph P. Ward founded in 1924 in Blossburg, Pa., with 30 employees who produced a small line of cast-iron steam and drainage fittings, plugs and bushings.
Reconnecting the construction trades with future apprentices.
December 5, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America Chicago Council is partnering with the Plumbing Council of Chicagoland to honor United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters General President William P. Hite as the recipient of the AFL-CIO George Meany Award during the inaugural “Celebration of Labor and Scouting Unity” dinner Jan. 20, 2015, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago.
For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.