Our pipe fitters all belong to Chicago Pipe Fitters Local 597, which is known for its professionalism and state-of-the-art, 198,000-square-foot training facility in Mokena, Ill. All LU 597 members are required to complete a four-year apprenticeship program with more than 2,000 hours of on-the-job and classroom training per year. LU 597 members continually upgrade their skills, earning certifications that ensure their professionalism and safety. With training classes in welding, HVAC mechanical services, medical gas, rigging and U.A. Star exams for HVAC and pipe fitting mastery, there are no better-trained piping professionals in the industry than those at Northwoods.

“This project was a LEED Certified design-build project that involved a very aggressive schedule. Northwoods played an instrumental role in the decision making of the HVAC system during the design phase, and provided alternate ideas that accommodated efficient results. Northwoods was well equipped to meet sensitive deadlines and turn over a 185,000-square-foot building with a fully functional heating and cooling system all being run by a brand new Building Automation System. Both materials and labor were expedited to the fullest extent in order to maintain project schedules due to the large build-out of the mechanical design. Northwoods’ commitment to the project was reflected in their outstanding performance.”

Roland Schneider, Vice President
F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen