Community Involvement

Local 400 takes pride in their partnerships and contributions to serve communities locally, nationally and internationally with organizations such as:  

  • 4th HOOAH Wisconsin  
  • Breast Cancer Family Foundation 
  • Cerebral Palsy Telethon  
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of the Fox Cities 
  • Freedom House  
  • Harbor House  
  • International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) 
  • Make-a-Wish  
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association  
  • Salvation Army (Green Bay, Appleton & Fond du Lac)  
  • SOAR Fox Cities 
  • Special Olympics 
  • Veteran’s in Piping  
  • Vietnam Veterans American Chapter 2 

Heat’s On Program: 

Initiated in 1986, this program teams Local 400 with the Mechanical Contractors Association to provide free service & repair, valued at more than $100,000 annually, to Northeast Wisconsin’s low income, disabled and elderly residents. The contractors donate the trucks and materials needed, while the Local 400 members donate their time and expertise to inspect and/or repair faulty furnaces, hot water heaters and smoke detectors.  

International Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Foundation’s Community Plumbing Project:  

The IWSH Foundation exists to help develop and enhance the role of the plumbing industry in community collaborations and educational exchanges, all over the world.  Since its creation in 2016, IWSH has assembled teams of the best and brightest skilled volunteers from across the globe, joining forces to tackle design and construction projects that improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene for a variety of communities in need.  IWSH connects with local leaders, governmental and nonprofit partners, labor organizations, and manufacturers because they believe that clean water and sanitation are fundamental human rights; they directly impact life, prosperity, and opportunity. Plumbing is vital to global health!  Local 400 is proud to serve as a Labor Organization partnered with IWSH.   

Rebuilding Together: 

Since its beginning in 1993, this program has provided plumbing repairs and home renovations for elderly, low-income and disabled residents in Northeast Wisconsin. Each year, approximately 20-30 homes are inspected and/or repaired by extensive volunteer work of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400 members, contractor members of the Mechanical Contractors Association, and other supplier/vendor associates.     

Excellence in Technical Education Award: 

The UA Local 400 Excellence in Technical Education Award is presented to a local high school in Northeast Wisconsin for its commitment to technical education and participation in the UA Local 400 Youth Apprenticeship Program.  As a part of this award local high schools receive a custom hallway banner and a Miller Wire Feed Welder for their Technical Education Program(s) courtesy of UA Local 400, the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) and Miller Electric.  The following schools have been Award recipients: Kaukauna High School, Pulaski High School, Neenah High School, Fox Valley Lutheran, Appleton A-Tech, Kimberly High School and Bayport High School. 

Northeast Wisconsin Building Trades Career Fair Student Pipe Project: 

This is a regional event, focusing on the following counties in Northeast Wisconsin: Brown, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano.  The event is targeted for high school student’s that have interest in architecture/construction and related fields.  It’s an interactive “hands on” event for high school students interested in exploring a career in the trades. The students have an opportunity to work with journeyman from the trades with “hands on” activities!  A the Local 400 booth, students are mentored by Local 400 members as they have the opportunity to complete a groove, thread and cut pipe project. 

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