UA Plumbers and Steamfitters UA Local 598 and Signatory Contractors are the proud Title Sponsors of the Grand Prix West Hydroplane Regatta.
Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014

UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598 and Signatory Contractors are the proud Title Sponsors of the Grand Prix West Hydroplane Regatta. The Grand Prix West Regatta is run in conjunction with the Columbia Cup unlimited hydroplane races July 26-27.

Our members and contractors are very proud of the communities we live and work in. Water Follies weekend is an asset for the quality of life in our community and we want to support that.

The Grand Prix West Hydroplanes made their debut appearance at last year’s event. This smaller hydroplane class features supercharged, “big-block” engines, which produce as much as 1,500 horsepower. The 24-to-26 foot craft routinely attain speeds in excess of 160 miles-per-hour in the straight-aways. Long a premier class on the east coast of North America, ‘Grand Prix West’ is the first club to organize Grand Prix racing on the west coast.

The members of the Plumbers and Steamfitters UA Local 598 and Signatory Contractors form a team that serves twenty one counties in Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. They work together to build everything from residential projects to nuclear facilities.

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On December 29, 1944 during the height of the Manhattan Project Local Union 598 received its Charter from the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

Our signatory contractors and the members of Local Union 598 form a team that serves twenty one counties in Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon.  Our jurisdiction goes from the Canadian border to below John Day Oregon and from the Cascade Mountains to the Idaho Border.  We work together to build everything from residential projects to nuclear facilities.

Contractors and Members of Local Union 598 take pride and ownership of every project in being the “best of the best” within our respective industries. Local Union 598 dedicates over one million dollars a year for training.  Our members receive the training to be the most productive and highly skilled craftsmen within the industry.  With our motto “We Do it Right the First Time” clients can be assured that our contractors and members will deliver a safe, quality project, on schedule and under budget. 



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Local Union 598 is a community, family based organization.  Our members and contractors are very proud of the communities we live and work in. Involvement is a core principal of our organization.  Our involvement includes teaching, coaching, reserve firefighters and police and active and reserve military.  The membership of Local Union 598 strives to improve the quality of life for our families and communities.