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Rock Island’s Local Union 25, Mechanical Contractors Association Donate $20K to Area Hospitals

April 23rd, 2020

ROCK ISLAND — In the coming weeks, twelve area hospitals are set to receive a combined $20,000 from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois (MCA). Through their Labor-Management Cooperative Committee (LMCC), both Local Union 25 and the MCA work to preserve and expand job opportunities in the Quad Cities region and explore innovative approaches for the advancement of the industry as a whole. The group’s unanimous decision to donate to local healthcare facilities comes in the wake of the continued spread of COVID-19. “We... Read More

Local Union 25 Apprentice Wins Volunteer of the Year Award

March 17th, 2020

A strong sense of altruism and a desire to help his community has driven Sean Counihan throughout his life, and it’s led to him receiving the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award from Local Union 25 Plumbers and Pipefitters. Counihan will be honored for his community efforts in putting on multiple career fairs and outreach programs to help recruit students into the skilled trades during the Local 25 Awards Banquet in February. A third-year apprentice with Local Union 25, Counihan moved to Rock Island three years ago from Boston, where he was a transportation coordinator for special needs children.... Read More

Local Union 25 Celebrates Women In Construction Week

February 28th, 2020

To recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in the industry, Women in Construction Week was started as a national campaign held annually during the first full week in March. The goal: to promote the fearless females who have chosen the trades as a career path and emphasize the growing role of women in the construction industry. According to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), women make up 9.1 percent of the U.S. construction workforce. This figure encompasses all positions held by women, including executive, administrative and other office positions. A much smaller... Read More

Moline Public Schools Foundation Hosts Trivia Night!

January 23rd, 2020

Are you looking for a fun night out with friends while helping raise funds for local students in our community? Moline Public Schools Foundation proudly presents MPSF Trivia Night this Saturday Jan 25 at Local Union 25 Plumbers and Pipefitters (4600 46th Avenue Rock Island). Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy this fun-filled evening and take the opportunity to show off all that useless knowledge you’ve retained throughout the years! Teams will consist of 8 per table with a cost of $100 per table. All players and attendees must be 21 and over. Register your table today! The... Read More

What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

December 4th, 2019

With the doldrums of winter weather upon us, there’s a need now more than ever for some journalistic sunshine in our lives, and you’ve come to the right place! Every month we look at some of the great positive news going on around the Quad-Cities, and, in partnership with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we shine the spotlight on the GOOD news in the area! Let’s get started!   Like, OMG Becky, We HAVE To Go To This Fest! Crafted QC will be hosting its sixth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM and Saturday, December 7, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of... Read More

How To Avoid Plumbing Issues For A Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2019

The delicious bounty of food enjoyed on Thanksgiving can lead to a far-less-enjoyable bounty of issues with sewer and plumbing systems in the days after the holiday. Everything from sinks to toilets to garbage disposals can become clogged, leaving people far from grateful. Fortunately, the contractors who employ the skilled professionals of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 in Rock Island can provide the service and expertise needed to fix any problems as they arise.   While many people spend the day shopping for the best holiday deals, plumbing professionals deal with the rush... Read More

Local Union 25 Holding Bags Tournament For Veterans

November 8th, 2019

You won’t want to be left holding the bag, you’ll want to give it a toss, as Local Union 25 holds its third annual Veteran’s Bags Tournament Saturday. Doors open at noon and the tournament starts at 1 at the union headquarters, 4600 46th Ave., Rock Island. You can have some fun and food and support the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities to support area veterans. Cost is $30 for a team of two, and anyone in the community is invited to play. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners. Food will be available for purchase, but BYOB. Register the day of the event. For more... Read More

What’s The Good News For October?

October 15th, 2019

It’s the beginning of the witching season, as Halloween is just around the corner, but there are a lot of treats going on in terms of positive news and people in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community!   Family Museum Earns New Autism-Friendly Designation Family Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and demonstrates Family Museum’s dedication to providing a supportive environment for guests with autism and other sensory... Read More

Local Union 25 Raises Over $3,000 For Charity

October 14th, 2019

Despite the intense rain, more than 200 golfers and volunteers showed up for the two-day Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 annual golf outing on September 20-21 at Indian Bluff Golf Course in Milan. “Even with the rain, we managed to have one of our biggest turnouts yet,” said Brett Swanson, Local 25 business agent. “This event has grown every year, and wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of more than 60 vendors, contractors and sister locals. We’ve already had people ask about next year’s tournament, so I don’t see our success slowing down anytime soon!” The event raised... Read More

What’s The Good News For July, Quad-Cities?

July 3rd, 2019

It’s summer, and there are plenty of smiling faces around the Quad-Cities now that the weather is gorgeous and the floods have subsided! We here at QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” are always looking for positive news around the area to present in our monthly feature, What’s The Good News? So, what’s the good news for this month? Glad you asked!   Get More Rewards For Reading This Summer! Reading is a reward in and of itself, a generous gift to the imagination, but Rock Island Public Library is making it so that in addition to that... Read More

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