Pipefitters Local 537 is proud to have hosted the Massachusetts 2022 Apprentice Contest in our training facility for pipefitting, welding, and HVAC refrigeration!

We are thrilled to announce first place contestants for Massachusetts:

  • Bryan Longmoore, Pipefitting
  • Patrick Wilson, Refrigeration/HVAC
  • Shawn Hunter, Welding

We’d like to thank our honorable judges for overseeing this contest and providing essential guidance to our apprentices:
  • Welding: Paul Katapodis, Peter Aylward
  • Pipefitting: Neil Barhight, Dan Mulligan
  • Refrigeration/HVAC: Aldo Cassina, Andrew Varley
  • Blackboard Online Testing: Bill Kerrigan
  • Rigging: Steve Parsons

This competition was made possible through the generous donations of our partners — NEMCA, NEMSCA, Arco Welding Supply, Lincoln Electric, Milwaukee Tool, Trane Parts, Triangle Engineering, and Charles D Sheehy. Along with our training coordinator, Paul McGrath, we’d like to thank our partner contractors.

In addition to this exciting victory at the state level, the winners will advance to the UA District 1 Apprentice Competition in Connecticut to compete with skilled apprentices across nine states. Great work to all of our highly skilled apprentices that participated, and thank you for showing your best work throughout the full two days of the contest. Each of the apprentices did a great job representing Local 537 in their respective disciplines. Congratulations on a job well done!