School is on Monday and Wednesday evenings (except for Backflow)

The spring semester began on Wednesday, January 3rd and will conclude on March 26th (weather permitting.)   There are NO days off or holidays during this semester.  IF school is cancelled it will be on KDKA or WPXI's website or posted on their TV station.  We will make every effort to post it on our website. DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO SEE IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED!

 Our school/office is located at:   3128 ALLENDALE STREET, PITTSBURGH, PA 15204 (SHERADEN)

Effective immediately, all mail is to now be sent to the above address.

We will be offering another initial certification BACKFLOW class for those that have not been certified before.  It is on Tues/Thurs evenings from March 13-April 26.  Call or email us for more details.

*The Allegheny County Health Department will administer the Journeyman and Masters exam on Wed., April 25th. Deadline to apply is Wed., March 21st. Go on their website: www.achd.net and click on "bureaus" then "environmental health" then "plumbing" for an application.

Call Us

412.923.1023

News

Plumbing Licensing Exams

The Health Department will administer Master and Journeyman exams on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.  All applications are to be received by the Plumbing Office, Clack Health Center, 3901 Penn Avenue, Building #5, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1318 by Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 4:30 PM.  Call the Health department directly for any questions. Forms can be downloaded […]

ASSE Backflow Classes

We  offer several Backflow classes. We have the regular full class to be certified for the first time, recertifications and conversion classes for those previously certified other than with ASSE. Class size is limited so you will want to register early.  You can call the office at 412-923-1023 or email us at office@ampacplumber.org for more information […]

Gas Service Line Installers-Classes Offered every month here at AMPAC

GAS SERVICE LINE INSTALLERS NEW AND REPLACEMENT SERVICES Operator Qualifications must be renewed every three years in service line installation and every year in mechanical joining to maintain approval to install gas service lines. COLUMBIA GAS EQUITABLE GAS PEOPLES GAS T. W. PHILLIPS approved Operator Qualification Program for Gas Service Line Installation including Mechanical Joining […]

Why we send our 1st year apprentices to a Trench Shoring class:

Wayne A. George pleaded guilty Nov. 28 in federal court to charges in connection with a trench collapse in 2015 that killed a 21-year-old employee. George, owner A Rooter Man of Pittsburgh, based in Hookstown, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to a charge of willful violation of an OSHA regulation that requires employers to take protective measures […]

Elections/Member Meeting

Effective January 1, 2018 the new board will consist of the following: President: Howard Stuber Vice President: John Cummins Treasurer: Bob Arlof Secretary: Mark Bufalini Anthony Fergelec Rob Rothaar Andy Schubert Bob Shamonsky Matt Staab Joe Winklmann We wish them all the best of luck and much success! We also, had a guest speaker in […]

House Bill 442 Passes the House Today

Thank you to all who have sent letters, scheduled visits and made phone calls to your House Representative. Today HB442 passed the house 105-91. Walt Krzyzanowski and I have been dealing with heavy opposition for the last month. We were told we did not have the votes today to pass. With the help of our […]

OSHA Further delays Silica Rule Enforcement

OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a 90-day delay of the enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry. Originally scheduled to begin enforcement on June 23, 2017, it will now start Sept. 23, 2017. For remodelers, the […]

AMPAC Grand Opening

AMPAC held their grand opening on August 15, 2016. County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald was on hand. We thank all those that attended and all the vendors that showed their support.

AMPAC moved

Effective June 28th, AMPAC will be housed at 3128 Allendale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15204.  Our new email is office@ampacplumber.org

Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Final Rule: Overtime

Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Final Rule: Overtime Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend […]