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Welcome to the

Southwest Pipe Trades Association

The Southwest Pipe Trades Association (SWPTA) is affiliated with United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. SWPTA was chartered in 1914 to represent the common interests of the union workers and Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) contractors of the southwest plumbing and pipe fitting industry.

We proudly serve the highly trained journeymen and apprentice plumbers, pipefitters, welders, sprinkler fitters, and HVAC-R service technicians of the 13 local unions of  Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Pipe Fitter

Markets Served


Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico face unique challenges and thrive thanks to some specific industries and markets. 

Our Local Unions

The Southwest Pipe Trades Association is comprised of 13 United Association Local Unions throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Recent News

Local 211 - Houston Texas

Licensed Journeyman Plumber – Beaumont, Texas

Job Description: Looking for two journeymen with at least 6 months experience on their state plumbing license. Multiple positions need to be filled including commercial and service work. Responsibilities: Must have State of Texas Plumbing License Be personable with consumers Have a clean

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