UA Massachusetts Apprentice State Champions 2014
Posted Friday, June 06, 2014


UA 537 Apprentices recently competed for the 2014 Massachusetts State Title in the divisions of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technician and Welder against other UA Locals across the state.  
The 2014 Massachusetts State Champions are as follows:

Brother Maurice 'Moe' Joyce, Jr
, 2014 MA State Champion - Pipefitter Division
, from Local LU537 Boston - 4th Year Apprentice.

Brother Phil Winmill , 2014 MA State Champion - Refrigeration Technician, from LU537 Boston - 4th Year Apprentice.

Brother Ross Dembek, 2014 MA State Champion - Welding, from LU4 Worchester - 5th Year Apprentice.

The 3 State holders competed in the UA District 1 Competition test held at UA Local 777 Connecticut against other State Title holders from CT, DE, ME, NH, NJ, RI and Vt.  It was a close competition, but unfortunately our 4th year apprentices, who had a slight disadvantaged against the traditional 5th title holders competing from other states, were hedged out for the top prize. 

We are so very proud of the remarkable achievement of being awarded the  MA State Titles in their 4th year apprenticeship! Both Brothers Joyce and Brother Winmill have made Local 537 extremely proud!   

Pipefitters Association Local Union 537 Proudly Congratulates Our 2014 Massachusetts State Champions!

Front row:  Moe Joyce (UA Massachusetts Pipefitter Champion), Peter Reissfelder (UA Massachusetts Refrigeration Runner Up), Ryan Haley (UA Massachusetts Pipefitter Runner Up), Robert Berniche (Welder Runner Up).
Back row: 537 Training Coordinator Tim Gilligan, Phil Winmill (UA Massachusetts Refrigeration Champion), Ross Dembek (UA Massachusetts Welder Champion), James Maloney (UA Massachusetts Pipefitter Runner Up), Bryan Capuzzo (UA Massachusetts Runner Up), 537 Assistant Training Coordinator & Welding Instructor Paul McGrath.

Welcome to Local 537

For over 100 years the Pipefitters of Local 537 in Boston have been installing piping systems throughout our great region. The Leadership and Members of  United Association, Local 537, would like to welcome you to our website where you can find a great deal of information about us. The Pipefitters of Local 537 work on projects of all shapes and sizes. We have worked on major construction projects such as: the Deer Island Water Treatment Plant, Mystic Power Station, Weymouth Power Plant, Intel Semi-Conductor Plant, Genzyme Pharmaceutical Campuses and at our great local educational institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University and Boston College.  We work in most all of our regions Top Medical facilities. We built our great stadiums for the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox and we can also be found working on smaller commercial facilities such as strip malls and residential development projects.

Pipefitters of Local 537 are vital to many industries throughout Massachusetts and it's because of our highly skilled workforce. We are over 2,600 members strong and growing. We pipe a 6 county area within our Jurisdiction and we are always looking for the best and brightest that our region has to offer. You can click on the Organizing and Apprenticeship pages to learn more about how to join our great organization.

We encourage you learn more About Us, our Services, and we hope that you enjoy your time on our site, and finally, we welcome all Feedback.

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