District 5 Regional Contest
Posted Thursday, February 06, 2014


U.A. Local Union 598 is proud to be hosting District 5 Regional Contest in Pasco, Washington.  District 5 encompasses 12 States west of the Rockies.  Each year the competition offers plumbers, pipefitters, welders, HVAC/R, and sprinklerfitter  apprentices a unique learning experience in a competitive environment. It encourages apprentices to focus on a variety of skills required to successfully complete the apprenticeship program. The competition is designed to enable apprentices to showcase their existing skill set while providing them with the opportunity to develop new skills and improve their understanding. It is an exciting way to learn and allows apprentices to put their skills into practice increasing their confidence. Competing with Apprentices from other Apprenticeship Programs give us an excellent way to measure our Programs strengths and weaknesses.  Local 598 is fortunate to have had eight (8) District 5 winners in seven (7) years, competing in the International Competition that follows the District Contest.  

A judging panel assesses and scores the individual apprentices performance on a range of skills and competencies. At each contest the judges choose the top performing individual apprentice that go on to compete at the International Competition this August. 

U.A. Local Union 598 invites you to explore our Apprenticeship Program by experiencing this year’s contests. 

The dates are as follows:

Local Contest:            Pasco,  Wa.        March 6-7, 2014

State Contest:            Seattle, Wa.     April 24-25, 2014

Regional Contest        Pasco,  Wa.      June 11-13, 2014


Welcome to UA Local 598's Website

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.