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United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #488

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Websites: United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #488
Scholarship Information: United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #488 Scholarship, United Assocaition of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #488 Benefit Trust Fund Scholarship

History:
For close to 100 years, the members of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local Union #488 - Edmonton have been proud contributors to Alberta's building heritage. We are the largest United Association Local in Canada with a membership of nearly 7800. UA Local Union #488 is a combination union with jurisdiction for plumbers, steamfitters/pipefitters, gas fitters, welders, refrigeration mechanics, pipeliners, instrument mechanics, sprinkler fitters, radiographers, and stress relievers.

With members in so many diverse areas, UA Local Union #488 is a recognized leader in the construction industry. Our members have been involved in constructing some of the largest pipelines on the continent, massive petro-chemical plants and refineries, many power plants and pulp mills, as well as the extensive tar sands plant in Fort McMurray. In addition, UA Local Union #488 members were part of the construction of the world's largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall, world renowned hospitals, universities, schools, and a wide variety of commercial, institutional and residential complexes.

UA Local Union #488, in partnership with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, is committed to the future of Alberta's construction industry. Its in-house apprenticeship program provides tomorrow's trades people with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform at a high level of expertise. In addition, UA Local Union #488 provides education bursaries to its members and/or dependants for any diploma or degree program through their Supplementary Benefit Trust Fund.

The members of UA Local Union #488 are also leaders within the community. The members strongly believe that it is important to give back to the province that has provided them with their livelihood. For that reason, they have always been strong supporters of various charities and been active volunteers and participants in community activities.