Local 455 represents more than 1,500 certified steamfitters/pipefitters working across a 22-county jurisdiction that includes St. Paul and much of central Minnesota. Since 1904, our members have played key roles in constructing and maintaining some of the Twin Cities’ most recognizable landmarks.
With only steamfitters/pipefitters in our ranks, we are proud to be one of 13 “straight-line” locals in the country. Our trade, however, is uniquely diverse, and includes more than 50 segments ranging from welding to rigging. Members have access to a five-year apprenticeship program and journeyman training classes at our 100,000-square-foot training and certification center in St. Paul. Within our union office, we have a Business Manager, two full-time Business Agents, and three full-time Office Professionals, as well as ample meeting space. The center doubles as our union hall and offers resources for apprentices, journeymen, and travelers alike.
Local 455 exists to protect the workers in our industry, and to further the steamfitting/pipefitting trade for the benefit of future generations. We seek to honor those who have served our country, and we are extremely proud of the large number of veterans in our ranks. Whenever possible, we partner with local industry and charitable organizations to bring awareness to our trade and give young people valuable vocational experience.