Plumbing Materials Arrive in North Texas, thanks to the United Association

SWPTA - UA/MCAA donation

On Thursday morning, the Southwest Pipe Trades Association (SWPTA) and representatives from its affiliated Local Unions met in Dallas to load trucks with plumbing supplies to address plumbing emergencies across Texas. 

SWPTA - UA/MCAA donation

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry (UA) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) teamed up to purchase $350,000 in plumbing materials to allow various contractors to continue helping residents and businesses recover from the historic winter storm earlier this month. 

In a recent article, SWPTA President Craig Berendzen discussed the long hours plumbers are working and other obstacles they are facing.  

“They just can’t find the supplies, and they’re working 16-hour days,” said Berendzen “These plumbers are working as much as they can stand.”

The purchased supplies will go to SWPTA affiliated Local Unions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as Houston, San Antonio, Waco and Lubbock.

SWPTA - UA/MCAA donation

The Southwest Pipe Trades would like to thank The United Association and UA Local 562 in St. Louis for the support and help getting the supplies to Texas. 

The following individuals also deserve recognition and our appreciation: UA General Secretary-Treasurer, Patrick Kellett, UA Local 562 Business Manager, John O’Mara, UA International Rep. Mike O’Mara, UA Business Representative Dick Kellett and UA Local 562 Political Director Tom Malecek.

Below is a list of plumbing materials that were requested by Texas Local Unions due to short supply:

All materials are 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″

CPVC

Male adapters (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 200 – 1″)

Female adapters (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 200 – 1″)

Couplings (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 200 – 1″)

Caps (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″)

90s (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 200 – 1″)

Pipe (500′ – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 200′ – 1″)

Sch. 40 PVC

Male adapters (400 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″)

Female adapters (400 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″)

Couplings (400 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″)

Caps (400 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″)

90s (400 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″)

Pipe (400′ 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100′ – 1″)

Copper   Solder and press fittings

Male adapters (400 -1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) solder & press type

Female adapters (400 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) solder & press type

Couplings (400 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) solder & press type

Slip couplings (400 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) solder and press type

Caps (400 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 -1″) solder and press type

90s (400 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) solder and press type

Type L Pipe (400′ – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100′ – 1″)

Pex  

crimp and press fittings

Male adapters (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) crimp and press type

Couplings (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) crimp and press type

90s (500 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100 – 1″) crimp and press type

Pipe (500′ – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 100′ – 1″) 

Sch. 40 Galvanized

Unions (250 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 75 – 1″)

Couplings (250 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 75 – 1″)

Caps (250 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 75 – 1″)

90s

Ball Valves Brass

Threaded (150 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 25 – 1″)

Solder (100 – 1/2″ & 3/4″, 20 – 1″)

Consumables 

Map gas bottles – 100

Sand cloth  – 50 single boxes

Soldering flux – 50 (1.7oz containers) or similar 

Acid brushes – 100

Fitting brushes 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ – 50 each size

Lead free solder – 25 rolls

CPVC glue – 50 small cans

CPVC primer – 50 small cans

PVC glue – 50 small cans

PVC primer (purple) 50 small cans

Teflon tape – 100 rolls

Pipe dope – 50 small cans

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