August 2019

Alberta Pipe Trades College Course Calendars

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Good Morning Members: Please note that the APTC course calendar is now available for viewing below. The calendar is also available on the APTC website. We will have hard copies of the calendar available in the next week or so at the College. Please check out the courses we offer and register soon!...

C-Pressure Weld Testing

Friday, August 16, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please note that the Welding Shop will be doing C-Pressure testing between the dates of September 3-13. Please contact the welding shop so they can receive your information and apply on your behalf.

July 2019

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Friday, July 26, 2019
In an effort to provide faster and more efficient service to our members, the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will now be taking registrations exclusively online for all OSSA safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for those...

Openings Available For All Apprenticeship Classes

Thursday, July 25, 2019
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) currently has spots available for apprentices for all three classes offered in the upcoming intake. If you have any questions, please contact the registrar at (780) 482-9529 or visit the APTC website: .

Summary of Special Call Welders Meeting

Thursday, July 25, 2019
On July 11, 2019, Local 488 hosted a Special Call Welders Meeting. A number of issues were addressed that night including the need for Alloy Welders in the upcoming months. Please take the time to read the notes from this meeting as well as the suggestions that were made by those in attendance.

Fall 2019 Shutdown Schedule Now Available!

Monday, July 22, 2019
Members: The Fall 2019 Shutdown Schedule has been updated to July 22, 2019. Please have a look at contractors, dates and locations.

Congratulations to Our Members at the Nutrien Redwater Turnaround!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Congratulations to all of our members who did a fantastic job during the recent Turnaround at Nutrien Redwater. Please click on the letter we received from John Aitkin, Vice-President and General Manager with Melloy Industrial Services. Great job everyone!

June 2019

Member Profile: Local 488 Plumbing and Sprinkler Fitting Representative, Angus Potskin

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to read this fantastic feature on Local 488 Plumbing and Sprinkler Fitting Representative, Angus Potskin:

Local 488 Weld Test Training Centre - C-Pressure Qualification for Fall Shutdowns

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: The Local 488 Weld Test Centre is looking for any Second or Third Year Welding Apprentices as well as Journeyman without a B-Pressure ticket that are interested in getting a C-Pressure Qualification for the Fall Shutdowns. This would be only for ACTIMS sites - Suncor (Fort...

Local 488 Introduces Plumbers 911

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Local 488 is looking to expand its market share into segments that we have not focussed on for some time. That is why we are introducing Plumbers911. We are currently looking for members who are considering starting their own Plumbing business - we are here to help and assist you in developing a...