United Association and GreenPlumbers® Join Forces for Green



June 25, 2009

SACRAMENTO, CA:    GreenPlumbers and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA) announced Monday a historic partnership that combines the UA’s unparalleled training programs with the GreenPlumbers marketing and accreditation network.

The UA has made a commitment to provide green training for their more than 300,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. The agreement ensures that all UA members who complete the plumbing portion of the UA’s Green Mechanical Systems Awareness class or the HVAC/Plumbing Combination will be recognized in the global GreenPlumbers Accreditation Program.

“The UA is the acknowledged leader in the U.S. and Canada in plumbing and mechanical training and we at GreenPlumbers are delighted to work with UA leaders to establish a global standard in green training,” said Steve Lehtonen, Managing Director of GreenPlumbers. “Our joint content committee is finalizing the assimilation of the curricula and we should be issuing accreditations by early August.”

“GreenPlumbers has emerged as an innovative force in the green industry. The combination of our training and GreenPlumbers’ vision is a natural fit for the new green marketplace,” said Gary Hamilton, UA Director of Plumbing Services.

The UA has just received USGBC education provider status and GreenPlumbers is currently in the application process. Both use the services of The National Inspection, Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC), an internationally recognized third party personnel certification agency that is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is an ANSI accredited certifier.

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