Robert E. Frame Training Center

The training center at 2442 Jaclyn Court was named in honor of Robert E. Frame, second-generation owner of Bob Frame Plumbing. The facility is used for a multitude of safety training courses offered by a certified safety specialist from within our industry. Our trusted and valued suppliers and manufacturer’s reps ensure full knowledge of the products we offer and the proper installation of those products.

Bob Frame knew the importance of education and made it a cornerstone of the business. Keeping up to date with the latest equipment and technology is critical to the health of the country’s citizens.

For example, proper water heater installation is important to prevent deaths related to carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that nearly 500 people die each year due to toxic gases released from fuel-burning appliances. Bob Frame employees conduct a free CO test on all water heaters to make sure that all its customers are safe.

UA Training Center, Local 172 Plumbers & Pipefitters

This state-of-the art training facility opened in 2013. The 17,000 square foot facility provides the most extensive quality training program in our area.

Hands-on training in HVAC, roof top units, chillers, welding, water softeners and water heaters used in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems is offered in a comprehensive curriculum. Those who complete the coursework and on-the-job training, receive an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech. Our motto: “We Do it Right the First Time!”

The UA Apprenticeship Program teaches through both classroom and on-the-job training in what is considered by many to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world. It’s a five-year program that motivates apprentices to learn a challenging and rewarding trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism.

The United Association has 326,000 members in 300 individual unions in the United States and Canada. The association was founded in 1889.

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