Steamfitters Local Union #449 is a member of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Sprinkler Fitters. Local 449 represents approximately 2,600 union-trained steamfitters living within all or parts of 15 counties in Pennsylvania. Steamfitters fabricate, install and service piping systems. They may be found on jobsites involving single-family homes, garden and high-rise apartment buildings, large and small office buildings, supermarkets, food warehousing and processing facilities, power plants, chemical installations, factories, public buildings and health care facilities. Their work involves working with process piping, steam – hot water, refrigeration, air conditioning, medical gas, boilers, pipe fabrication, hydraulics, controls, all welding processes, HVACR service, energy management, rigging, drafting/CAD drawing, and industrial instrumentation.