About UA Local 469

UA Local 469 Plumbers and Pipefitters was chartered in 1910, two years before the State of Arizona became the 48th state.  For more than 95 years, UA Local 469 has protected the health of our nation through our plumbing, pipefitting, and HVAC service work.

UA Local 469 members work in the heavy industrial, commercial, and residential sectors.  UA Local 469 members also specialize in HVAC service throughout Arizona where cooling systems are vital to the economy.

UA Local 469 members are required to graduate from the UA International’s certified and accredited Joint Apprenticeship Training Program, which produces the best journeymen in the industry.  This 5-year apprenticeship program requires an apprentice to have more than 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and more than 1,200 hours of classroom education from certified instructors.

The Local takes pride in partnering with our signatory contractors to deliver sophisticated piping systems to the end user, which are vital to the infrastructure of our community.

We do it right the first time, so when medical providers in Arizona build new or expand existing facilities, they call on the skilled members of Local 469.  The complicated medical gas installations are a dynamic piece of life saving equipment, along with equally important commodities such as steam systems, potable water systems, and comfort piping systems.  These systems are necessary to support the facilities that ensure public safety and saves lives.

There are numerous examples of our participation in developing our communities.  We have experience and are currently work in many areas such as:

  • Airports, both expansion and renovation
  • Bio Research Labs
  • Chemical Processing Plants
  • Dams
  • Educational Institutions, both Public and Private
  • Food and Beverage Processing Facilities
  • Hotels
  • Military Installations
  • Paper Mills
  • Power Plants
  • Processing Facilities
  • Residential Homes and Developments
  • Resort Destinations
  • Semiconductor Plants
  • Strip Malls
  • Sports Facilities and Arenas
  • Water and Waste Treatment Facilities

UA Local 469 is extremely proud to be a productive member of the Arizona business community.  Since its inception, the local has taken an active role and will continue to play an ever bigger role as Arizona continues to grow into one of the best places in the United States to work, live, and play!