• PCA Regional Codebook
  • Join The PCA Midwest’s Rising Tide
  • Free Hazcom Training
  • PCA Revised Safety Manual
  • PCA Associate Membership
  • The PCA and Our Members
  • PCA Consumer Lead Brochure
  • PCA Regional Codebook

    The 2019-20 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.

  • Join The PCA Midwest’s Rising Tide

    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.

  • Free Hazcom Training

    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.

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  • PCA Revised Safety Manual

    Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.

    Download the Safety Manual here

  • PCA Associate Membership

    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.

    Application Form

  • The PCA and Our Members

    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.

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  • PCA Consumer Lead Brochure

    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.

PCA Meetings

PCA Expo

The PCA Midwest will relaunch our “Associate Member Expo/Fall Fest” on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Harry Caray’s Restaurant in Lombard adjacent to the Westin Hotel starting at 6:00 PM. This year’s event will feature retired Chicago Bears Hall of Fame defensive tackle and cable sportscaster Dan Hampton. For more information and to register, click here.


Plumbing Project Bids

Joliet Prison

PCA Midwest and Plumbing Council contractors are encouraged to provide bids on the following job projects now available in the Chicago and suburban areas. Click on the project name to view and download all of the bid documents.

McDonald's (Algonquin): Bids due: July 16th
Talbots (Oak Brook): Bids due: July 16th (extended date)
Simple Greek (Lombard): Bids due: July 17th
Aspen Dental (Chicago South Loop): Bids due: July 19th
Foot Locker (Cicero): Bids due: July 19th
Aspen Dental (Chicago): Bids due: September 2nd


Contact Governor Pritzker
to Sign Retainage Reform

PCA Midwest & Plumbing Council contractors and their employees are being asked by our Association to participate in a letter writing campaign directed to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in support of him signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 1636. SB 1636 addresses retention on private, commercial construction projects. SB 1636 would allow retainage to be withheld at 10%, but requires it to be reduced to 5% when a construction project is 50% complete.
  • Please download the "Contractor" letter by (clicking here) and print it on your business letterhead, insert your contact information, sign and mail the letter.
  • In addition, ask your employees, friends and colleagues to also sign and mail a “general” letter which you can download by (clicking here).
  • If you need more background on SB 1636, (click here).
Retainage reform has been a priority of the Illinois construction industry for many years.  The possibility of passing a law to provide meaningful retainage reform is now realistic and within reach.  Passage of SB 1636 is a great accomplishment for all of us in the construction industry - but there is one more step for the bill to become law - Governor Pritzker needs to sign it. 

PCA Health & Safety Manual

Health & Safety Manual

The PCA Midwest “Health & Safety Manual” is available exclusively to all PCA and Plumbing Council contractors at no cost. The 2019-2020 revised document compiled by PCA Midwest safety consultant Roger Paveza, President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC, features interactive functionality. Click here to access the manual.

Please note: PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual. 

 


PCA Rising Tide and MEP Team Building Event

PCA Midwest Rising Tide (emerging leaders) Network members are invited to join the MEP+ Survivor themed team building program at Bemis Woods in Western Springs on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event will start at 3:00 PM and run until 6:00 PM. It will feature complimentary food and beverage trucks, raffle prizes and of course the Survivor game for teams to compete against each other in fun and challenging games. To register, click here.

To find out more about the PCA Midwest Rising Tide Network and to become a member (at no cost), contact our office at 312-563-9526.


C.E.Classes for Illinois Licensed Plumbers

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.


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