We’re proud to announce that 87 of our hardworking apprentices celebrated their Completion Ceremony on April 22. These graduates now join our ranks of over 3,000 pipefitters and HVAC-Refrigeration technicians as full journeypersons. We’re immensely proud of the skill, craftsmanship, and character that our graduates have shown throughout their apprenticeships.
During the course of these five years, this apprenticeship class has persevered through every challenge and through the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their dedication and resilience are a testament to just how bright their futures are. We’re excited to see our apprentices out in the field and to continue their growth.
During the Completion Ceremony, Pipefitters 537 gave a special token of appreciation to Francis (Frank) H. Norton, who recently retired after serving 33 years as a management member and Co-Chairman of the Educational Trust Fund and the Joint Apprentice Training Committee. Frank, a graduate of Local 537’s Apprenticeship Program – Refrigeration Division, Class of 1969, was Co-founder and President of Commonwealth Air Conditioning & Heating Company, Inc. His leadership and dedication to the New England Mechanical/Service Contractors Association and Pipefitters’ Local Union 537 is a legacy that will endure for decades to come!Join us in celebrating the great accomplishments of Frank Norton and our newest Journeypersons! Congratulations to all!