Industry News
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The December 2018 issue of The Pipeline includes the
following articles:
• GBPCA contractors and Local 12 plumbers on Merrimack Valley
recovery front line
A natural gas disaster disrupted service and disrupted lives. An army of Local 12
plumbers were deployed to help.

• Shortage of plumbers—what shortage?
Non-union shops may be having difficulty finding help, but GBPCA contractors that
work with Local 12 are doing fine.
• Duggan is one of the region’s top workplaces
The Boston Globe names the GBPCA contractor as one of the best employers.
Cannistraro consolidates in Seaport
The FID is the contractor’s new home for its manufacturing.and warehousing
Boston’s Seaport District is construction hotbed
An overview of the “new” neighborhood that is rapidly evolving.
TG Gallagher works on EF building in Cambridge
EF Education First is building student housing and more in a multi-use building.
News and information about the
Eastern MA plumbing industry
Archives of Past Issues of The Pipeline
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July 2016
Featuring: Helping to Make Housing
Affordable, Protecting Consumers and
Licensees, George Donahue Trades in His
Shoes, E.M. Duggan: Still Going Strong after
125 Years, Local 12 Business Agent Jim
Vaughan Is on a Mission, Stiffing the Working

January 2016
Featuring: For Joe Cannistraro, Education Is
the Key; A 20-Year Quest to Level the
Playing Field; Plumbing Contractors Can
Now Say, "Show Me the Money;" Local 12:
Going with the Flow for 125 Years;
YouthBuild Program Is Win-Win

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August 2017
Featuring: Deconstructing the Wynn Casino
Project, A family tree connected by plumbing
pipe, Cannistraro heeds urgent call in Haiti,
How safe is our drinking water?, Plumbers
Without Borders help conquer water and
sanitation poverty

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November 2016
Featuring: Medical Gas: A Matter of Life and
Death; New Boston Program Helps Keep
Seniors Warm; GBPCA and Local 12
Support Vocational Schools; My Path to
Local 12; New Analyst, Ann O’Connor

September 2018
Harvard’s science complex taking shape; Jeff
Peabody Plumbing: A different kind of union
contractor; The race is on to develop Suffolk
Downs; Local 12 apprentices answer the call
in Lawrence; Their path to Local 12; GBPCA
awards scholarships, elects officers

February 2018
New England's tallest residential tower takes
shape; Hugh Kelleher’s Harvard-to-plumbing
pipeline; Daniel Bent takes reins as GBPCA
president; Needed workforce housing on the
way; GBPCA welcomes new director; Frank
Amato’s journey to Local 12; The
intermission cometh

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