Brothers and sisters,

It is my pleasure to announce that three of our outstanding apprentices who claimed victory in the highly-competitive Massachusetts 2023 State Apprentice Contest held at the Local 537 Training Center have once again showcased their exceptional skills and dedication by triumphing in the 2023 District 1 Apprentice Contest hosted today at Local 777 Training Center in Meriden, CT.

Please join me in extending our heartfelt congratulations to the following Local 537 apprentices, who have made us proud:

  1. Brian Schuster, Welding
  2. David Kenneally II, Pipefitting
  3. Michael Owens, Refrigeration/HVAC

Pictured left to right: Michael Owens, David Kenneally II and Brian Schuster. 174 KB View full-size Download

These apprentices have proven themselves to be exemplary craftsmen, embodying the unwavering commitment and professionalism that Pipefitters Local 537 stands for. Their remarkable achievements reflect not only their personal talents and hard work but also the outstanding training they have received at our esteemed Local 537 Training Center. A local has never won all 3 disciplines in the same year prior to today.

Our training center has long been recognized as a pinnacle of excellence in our industry, and this latest triumph by Brian, David, and Michael further validates its position as the best in New England. The unwavering dedication of our instructors, the comprehensive curriculum of Training Coordinator Paul McGrath, and the state-of-the-art facilities have undoubtedly played a crucial role in shaping the skills and capabilities of our apprentices.

Please join me in congratulating Brian, David, and Michael on their extraordinary achievements.
In solidarity,

Daniel T. O’Brien
Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Pipefitters Local 537