Congratulations to the Newest Plumbers Local 55 Journeymen

Mar 16, 2023

A celebration was held on March 8 to recognize the latest members to top out of the Plumbers Local 55 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee registered apprenticeship program.

At the event, eight new Journeymen were introduced and words of advice and encouragement were offered by both Local 55 representatives and Cleveland Plumbing Contractors Association (CPCA) representatives.

Plumbers Local 55 was represented by Trustees Fred Hufgard (JATC Co-Chair and Business Agent), Shawn Gray (Business Manager), John Hodge (Business Agent)  and Timothy Wheeler (Training Instructor).
Additionally, the JATC Staff was represented by Jason Shank (Training Director), Christopher Thaxton (Training Instructor) and Linsay Humphrey (Administrative).

The CPCA was represented by Trustees Michael J. Gallagher (Co-Chair and John F. Gallagher Co.), Adam Wallenstein (Neptune Plumbing), Joe Lavelle (Gorman-Lavelle), Kelly Gallagher (John F. Gallagher Co.) and Todd McKeever (CPCA Executive Director).

Congratulations to the eight newest Local 55 journeymen: Logan Rodgers, Steve Schultz, Grady Howard, Mike Petiya, Dylan Loew, Brian Johnson, DJ Williamson and Dominic Crute.

graduates of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Program


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