Our Mission: The Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling and Mechanical Contractors is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry for the protection of our environment and the health, safety and comfort of our community.
The Association is an organization of union-affiliated contractors, primarily located in the southwestern Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and Washington. Contractor members of the Association employ members of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.
Our members install and service hot water systems, steam boilers, air conditioning units, as well as plumbing and drains. We and our fellow contractors provide the safest piping systems for water purification, hospitals, sewage treatment, power plants, steel mills and many other public and private buildings.
The Association offers annual scholarships to aid those wishing to further their education.
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The Southwest Illinois Employers – UA Safety, Education & Training Fund, by and between the Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling and Mechanical Contractors and Locals 101, 360 and 439, was established to fund safety education and training programs to members of the Association and to comply with the requirements of the Labor-Management Relations Act and ERISA. The Great Southwestern PHCC Substance Abuse Policy was also established to fund a testing program as an aid in reaching the goal of a drug free working environment.