About Local 447
U.A. Local 447 Plumbers, Pipefitters, Refrigeration Fitters and Service Technicians was chartered on February 18, 1905. We have a membership of approximately 1,500 Journeypersons, Retirees and Apprentices. Our membership has been serving the piping industry in the greater Sacramento region and 5 surrounding counties for over 100 years.
Local 447 Apprentices and Journeymen receive the highest level training and education in the industry. Our Apprentices attend a certified and accredited program registered with the State of California which is taught by Local 447 Journeymen instructors with many years of experience and training from the U.A.’s Instructor Training Program. The apprentices are required to have 9000 field hours worked and over 1,000 hours of classroom time before they graduate to Journeyman status.
Local 447 Journeymen have access to continuing education and training to keep their occupational licensing and certifications up to date and to stay ahead of new technologies, trends and code changes. This training, knowledge and experience makes our members expertly qualified for any project.
Local 447 supplies the workforce for our signatory Contractors and provides them with a professional and motivated workforce able to accomplish their goals on time, within budget and with the utmost of safety in mind. We have the expertise to get the job done right the first time.
Some of our many areas of experience are:
- Educational Facilities
- Casinos, Resorts and Hotels
- Hospitals and Medical Care Facilities
- Sporting Complexes
- Shopping Malls
- Office Buildings
- Correctional Facilities
- Warehouses and Distribution Centers
- Water Treatment and Waste Water Plants
- Food and Beverage Processing Plants
- Power Plants
- Clean Rooms
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Military Bases
- Refrigeration and HVAC Service