The Co Generation at 3M Chemolite in 1996, the turbine rebuild at Prairie Island in 1997, the power plant at the U of M in 1997 and the Incinerator Project at the 3M Chemolite in 1998 were all large projects that employed the Pipefitters Local 455 in the late 1990s.
From 1997 into the year 2000, the City of St. Paul was busy with some very large commercial projects. Under construction were the River Center Convention Hall, the St. Paul Science Museum, Lawson Software and the Xcel Wild Arena.
By the end of 1999, the membership was up to 1,151. The dues were $71.00 a month. The total package was $36.18 per hour.