In 1986, the first HEATS ON project occurred. It has been an overwhelming success. The following year the Minneapolis Pipefitters Local 539 made it a joint effort.

In 1986, Koch Oil Refinery started another new unit, so for the most part, work was still good for us. Even with the strong efforts of President Regan to destroy as many unions as possible, Local 455 managed to stay strong.


1904 – 2021    Celebrating 117 Years