The person who works with his hands is a laborer; the person who works with his hands and his head is an artisan; the person who works with his hands, his head and his heart is a member of Local Union 286.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 286 was chartered in 1923. They represent nearly 1,000 union-trained plumbers and pipefitters and are affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Their members are highly trained craftsmen who fabricate, install and service piping systems. They may be found on job sites involving single-family homes, garden and high-rise apartment buildings, large and small office buildings, supermarkets, food warehousing and processing facilities, power plants, chemical installations, factories, public buildings and health care facilities.
Local 286 represents its members by providing job information, training programs and quality fringe benefits.
They are also an important resource for contractors and owners. They promote good labor relations. They provide an ample supply of highly trained labor, matching any size project need or skill requirement, including process piping, steam, hot water, refrigeration, air conditioning, medical gas, boilers, pipe fabrication, hydraulics, controls, all welding processes, HVAC service, energy management, rigging, drafting/CAD drawing and industrial instrumentation.
Their goal is to ensure the job is done right the first time, on budget and on time.