Thanks for Visiting the UA at PowerGen

United Association members play an essential role in the construction of new power-producing facilities, as well as maintaining and servicing those plants after they are built.

Our members provide expertise in welding, rigging, layout, instrumentation and piping installation. They work in nuclear power plants, concentrated solar power plants and combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants, to name a few.

We know these facilities require a high level of professionalism and training, which is why the UA has been providing workers for the power generation industry for over 130 years.

Thanks for Visiting the UA at PowerGen

The UA’s Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program

To ease the transition back into civilian life, the United Association established the UA Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program to equip military service members preparing to leave the service with skills that can lead to lifelong careers in the pipe trades. They were trained to defend our country, and this video explains how the UA is training them to build it.

The UA’s Built on Excellence Initiative

The UA’s Built on Excellence initiative has been in place for more than a decade. It is built on three important standards: Excellence, Productivity and Safety. Watch this video to learn more about how more than 460,000 UA members have been meeting these priorities to serve our contractors and project owners better.

The UA’s Water Quality Program

During the water crisis in Flint, Mich., the UA learned that the problems with water quality went beyond the reported lead contamination. This video explains the more significant problem and the UA’s initiative to prepare for increased mandates coming to improve our nation’s infrastructure.

The Women of the United Association

The United Association is committed to growing our workforce! This video outlines our efforts to increase the number of women working in our trades. Listen to them tell their UA story!