Training Center


"The mission of the Local 520 Training Department is to provide the building trades with a highly skilled, certified when applicable, workforce through current and relevant classroom, shop, and on the job training for apprentice and journeyman plumbers, pipefitters, pipe welders, and HVAC service technicians."


No other organization serves the training needs of the piping industry like the United Association. For over a century, the UA has been training the most highly-qualified workers in the United States and Canada.

Over the past several decades, the United Association's training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape.

No one can match the commitment or investment. The UA spends over $100 million annually on training programs efforts involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices in over 400 local training facilities at any given time.

Administration and Faculty

Don Eldridge - Training Coordinator
Rita Thoman - Office Manager

Nate Beck - Full-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Ben Horst - Full-time, Plumber/Pipefitter

Andrew Bernhardt - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Andrew Lam - Part-time, Service
Brad Redmond -Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Chad Sargent - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Chris Edenbo - Part-time, Both Plumber/Pipefitter & Service
Chris Thompson - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Cody Woollett -Part-time, Service
Dakota Tome - Part-time, Service
Dave Eisenhart - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Dave Inmon  - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Derek Mease  - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Dylan Glinski - Part-time, Service
Fernando Gonzalez -Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Jason Abbott, Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Jay Wills -Part-time, Service
Jim Murphy -Part-time, Service
Jim Six, Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Jimmy Clark - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
John Simpson - Part-time, Both Plumber/Pipefitter & Service
Kevin Lilley - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Kevin Mann - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Matt Grove -Part-time, Service
Matt Panas - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Megan White - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Mike Boyer - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Nate Zook -Part-time, Service
Pat Jones -Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Terry Peiffer -Part-time, Service
Thom Hammaker - Part-time, Service
Tim Sinner - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Tim Waszmer - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter
Todd Yeakel - Part-time, Service
Tom Whitmyer - Part-time, Service
Travis Voelker - Part-time, Plumber/Pipefitter












The Plumbers and Pipefitters LU520 Apprentice School is accredited 

by the Commission of The Council on Occupational Education.

7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350

Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790,



For information on the apprenticeship program offered at UA Local 520