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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.

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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

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Pipe Welders Needed: Dallas

Job Description: There is an immediate need in the Dallas area on multiple jobsites for pipe welders, who have experience in the following welding processes: Stick, TIG and MIG. Location: Dallas, Texas Trades Needed: Pipe Welders Start Date: Immediately Total Package: $44.48 ($33.48 on the

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Passing H.B. 636 will keep vital State Plumbing Board

House Bill 636 will be heard on March 10 during the committee of Licensing and Administrative Procedures. If approved, the bill will allow the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners (TSBPE) to continue providing the valuable services related to reviewing applications and granting

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