The 2017-18 edition is completely updated and revised—now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes.
This is offered as a Premium Contractor Advantage benefit exclusively available to Plumbing Council (PCA-Local 130 CBA) affiliated and contributing contractors (at no cost), as well as local municipal inspectors working in our jurisdiction.
The Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) is launching a new effort to involve, engage and prepare our next generation of plumbing/piping industry leaders. If your plan is to take on tomorrow, come learn and grow with peers who are like-minded.
Contact the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) office at 312-563-9526 for more information.
Still Available! The deadline to comply with OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard training which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) may have ended, the PCA Midwest and the Plumbing Council Midwest will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who needs to obtain certification.
Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. This document is available as individual "chapter" PDF files and/or editable "Word" files to insert your company name. To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. Once on the document page, you will need to Login or "Create an account" and accept the disclaimer.
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member. See Associate Membership Listing.
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest includes representing our members in Labor Relations and Legislation, assisting our members with education and safety training, and supporting an apprenticeship system that provides for the effective training of apprentices.
The PCA and the Illinois PHCC have collaborated to develop a new brochure on lead safety in drinking water. It explains what consumers can do to reduce their exposure to lead in their home; offers advice on hiring licensed plumbing contractors to test the lead in water systems; provides helpful industry website links; and includes a consumer acknowledgement and release form for our contractors to keep for their own records. Download the Brochure by clicking here. Make sure to log in or register as a new user first.
To celebrate the new year, we are moving our PCA Midwest Membership Meeting to a new venue and on a new date!
Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Michael Jordan's Restaurant (1225 22nd Street) in Oak Brook, Illinois. This meeting will be open to all PCA Midwest members, Plumbing Council contributing contractors and PCA Midwest Associate Members. Please note that PCA Midwest members only will vote on on the latest PCA Midwest By-Laws amendments. PCA Midwest members will receive by email (at least 10 days prior to the meeting) a summary of the amendment changes and a copy of the PCA By-Laws (with the amendments added).
To register, click here or contact Barb Bigelow at 312-563-9526 or by email at .
IMSCA’s 2019 Lobby Day event will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Attendees will receive a legislative overview of current bills being considered and will be reminded of procedures for speaking to elected officials. Lunch will be provided prior to heading to the Capital to lobby legislators.
PCA and Plumbing Council contractors interested in attending should contact our Association's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Jeff Weiss at 312-563-9526 (office) or by email at . There is no cost to attend and transportation will be provided.
The deadline to register for Lobby Day is Friday, March 8, 2019. To download a registration form, click here.
Click here to review the new "Private Drain Program" procedures from an email received at the PCA Midwest office on October 31, 2018 from the Chicago Department of Water Management.
UA Plumbers' Local 130 UA has posted its 2018-2019 C.E. class schedule online for Illinois licensed plumbers. All of these classes (4-hours of IDPH approved C.E. credit) will be held at the UA Plumbers' Local 130 JAC Chicago, Volo or Joliet Training Centers. Click here for a complete listing of the available classes.
The next PCA sponsored C.E. class (4 or 6 hour state codes) will take place on February 7, 2019 at the Best Western Hotel in Hillside from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. The course will be taught by Jim Majerowicz, Training Director – Plumbers J.A.C. Local 130. There is no cost for Local 130 contractors, plumbers and inspectors (PCA and Plumbing Council affiliations). Click here to register.
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