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IMPACT Strategies breaks ground on plumbers union training facility

impactplumbertrainingfacilityIMPACT Strategies is building the new Local 562 Plumbers & Pipefitters Training Facility, which the company said will serve the current 4,500 members and 400 apprentices and generations of workers to come .

Located in Earth City, Mo., on a five-acre lot adjacent to the union’s headquarters, the two-story, 79,000-square-foot facility will have energy efficient electrical and lighting systems, a water efficient plumbing system, and technologically advanced HVAC and dust collection systems. In addition to the 50 welding booths and several technology-equipped classrooms for continued education, there will be an auditorium-style lecture hall, office and conference areas, and fabrication and assembly areas with an overhead crane.

The exterior will be constructed of structural steel, 32-foot and 34-foot tilt-up concrete walls, and masonry. There will also be an exterior gas storage shelter and metal recycling storage.

“We look forward to partnering with IMPACT Strategies to build our new Training Facility. They bring plenty of experience and value to the project.” John O’Mara, Local 562 business manager said during the recent ground breaking.

IMPACT Strategies is working with Ahal Pre-Construction Services, architects from M+H Architects, and civil engineers from Cole & Associates on the project. This facility is set to be completed in early 2020.

IMPACT Strategies provides construction management, design/build, and general contracting services and is based in Fairview Heights.

PHOTO: The recent groundbreaking in Earth City, Mo.

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