Building Tradesman August 24, 2018

 

 

September’s union meeting will be in Battle Creek on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 7:30pm, at the American Legion Post 54, 1125 E. Columbia, Battle Creek, MI.  49014. 

 

October’s union meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the JATC Training Center, 6pm, 16180 National Parkway, Lansing, MI. 48906. Dinner will be served.

Master’s Plumbing Prep class will be offered at the Training Center. Please contact Diana or Trent to sign up. (517) 323-0333.

Weld Testing for UA Certs will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. Please call the Lansing Training Center to set up an appointment. (517) 323-0333

Med-Gas Certification and Recertification Class will be scheduled once we have a minimum of 8 members signed up.

We have work coming up that will require Med-Gas certification. Make sure you are signed up for this class.

ASSE Backflow Certification: Will be scheduled once a minimum of 10 members have signed up.

Please check the ua333.org website regarding the dates and times for all scheduled classes being offered, or call Diana/Trent at the Training Center at (517) 323-0333

Our Local UA Training Website page has been updated. The Training Center has many classes to offer with and without a charge, please go online and sign up for classes. The classes are as follows:

Pipefitting Layout Class (New)

SCAFFOLD AND ARIEL LIFT, CONFINED SPACE AND TESTING/MONITORING HAZARDOUS GASSES, JOURNEYMAN PLUMBING PREP CLASS, BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM, RIGGING, DOWNHILL WELD CLASS, TUBE BENDING, LEAD AND ASBETOS TRAINING, CROSS CONNECTION, MED-GAS CERTIFICATION, FIRST AID AND CPR, ASSE CROSS CONNECTION (40 HOURS), ASSE CONVERSION FROM MICHIGAN (24 HOURS), ASBESTOS LEAD/BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN’S, INSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, EPRI INDUSTRIAL RIGGING CERTIFICATION, CSD1(HVAC), FOREMAN QUALIFICATION CLASS, WELD CLASSES TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS at 4 PM.

Plumbers & Pipefitter, Local 333, Annual Picnic will be held August 25, 2018 from 11am-5pm, at the Michigan Trap Shooters Association, 1534 W. Service Dr. Mason, MI. 48854. Main dish for lunch will be catered by Saites Brothers, please bring a dish to pass and show off your culinary expertise. If your last name begins with the letters A-M please bring a dessert, N-Z please bring a salad. We will be having our dessert competition this year for adults and children. Entries must be at the competition before 11am. Campsites are available, RV and tent, you can choose 1 or 2 nights, $30 for each evening. RSVP card are being sent out, so please fill them out and send in as soon as possible so we can have enough prizes and goodies for the children and that there will be enough food for everyone who plans on attending. SKEET SHOOTING COMPETITION: The event will be held from 10:00-2:00pm. Flights start at 10:00am. Anyone who is interested in participating please contact Foye Pierce (517) 749-1240

Congratulations to Chris Wright who retired August 1, 2018. The Local wishes you a very happy and enjoyable retirement.

Sincere condolences to Mrs. Evelyn Donnell whose husband Stephen Donnell passed away April 28, 2018. Stephen was initiated November 2, 1955 and retired from the Local as a Journeyman Plumbers. We would like extend our condolences to the family and friends of the Donnell family.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce contractor and member Larry Gunthorpe passed away August 19, 2018. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family, and friends. Larry served the 3MCA and Local 333 in many different roles. Larry served as the President of the Mid-Michigan Mechanical Contractors, and in doing so gave many hours to the Local 333 JATC, Pension Fund, Health & Welfare Fund, Scholarship Fund, and many rounds of contract negotiations. Larry also took pride in maintaining his UA membership as a contractor. He will be sorely missed.