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UA Local 502


Plumbers, Pipefitters & Service Technicians


Welcome to UA Local 502

The Plumbers, Pipefitters & Service Technicians of the United Association Local 502 has been constructing, installing, and maintaining mechanical systems throughout our jurisdiction for over 100 years. Our expertise includes plumbing, pipefitting, heating & air conditioning, steam and condensate systems, power gas piping, high purity process systems, hazardous waste systems, pneumatic control systems, pipe fabrication, ASME code welding, pressure vessels, backflow prevention and medical gas installation.

Local 502 has been training qualified pipe tradesmen longer than anyone else in the industry. The United Association and Local 502 boasts the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, organized instructor training, and certification programs.  

Over the past several decades, United Association Local 502’s training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up Central Kentucky. No one can match our commitment or investment as UA Local 502 spends close to $1 million annually on education and training of Journeymen and Apprentices without any government funds.

We would like to thank you for visiting our site. If we can be of help, please fill free to give us a call at (502) 361-8492 or contact one of our contractors listed on this website.

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U A Scholarship Fund Information - (2/7/2018)

Each application includes detailed instructions on everything a student needs to do in order to apply. Completed applications, including all required documentation, should be sent to:

Patrick H. Kellett
General Secretary-Treasurer
UA Scholarship Trust Fund Office
Three Park Place
Annapolis, MD 21401

Scholarship recipients from the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 academic year may, at their option, apply by completing only the "Previous (2017-2018 Academic Year) Award Recipient" application (found on the UA web site at www.ua.org) and providing their most recent official grade transcript along with a certification from the educational institution that the applicant remains in good academic standing with no disciplinary actions brought against them. Unofficial grade transcripts (including self-generated computer grade printouts or class schedules) will not be accepted as a substitute for the official grade transcript from the registrar's office of the educational institution. However, UA scholarships do not automatically renew each year, and receiving an award in one year does not guarantee you awards in future years. Because of this, prior year recipients may find it in their interest to complete the full length application in subsequent years to fully display their achievements.

If you were not awarded a 2017-2018* scholarship, you must apply by submitting a fully completed 2018-2019 application with all enclosures and attachments as instructed above. *Note, you must complete the full length application if you did not receive an award in the immediately preceding academic year (2017-2018), even if you received an award in an earlier year.

Awards will primarily be based on academic achievement and potential, personal achievement, and community involvement. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Applications will be judged by an independent and impartial Selection Committee, comprised of distinguished members of the community. Financial need may also be considered in making awards. The Selection Committee may request information concerning the financial circumstances of applicants and use this information in the award of scholarships. Finally, because UA scholarships do not automatically renew each year, receiving an award in one year does not guarantee you awards in future years.

In addition, six scholarships will be given to six "Second Chance" applicants. Those selected will be students whose academic achievement is not the best in their region, but rather students who demonstrate that they want another chance at an education that will help them get a good paying job.

We would like to thank everyone for the support to the Fund, and look forward to awarding our next round of scholarships to our deserving UA students.

Full Application for 2018-2019 Academic Year

                                     Updated Application for Recipients of a 2017-2018 UA Scholarship

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Meet our team

Full-time Local 502 Officers

Scott Lewis

Business Manager

Erik Elzy

Asst. Business Manager

Kent Jesse

Business Agent

Ryan Kleber

Business Agent


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