Established over 60 years ago, the ARPEC Training Center has deep educational roots in the state of Florida. On October 11, 1949, the school was registered with the state as an apprenticeship program and welcomed their first class of apprentices. Since then, we have continued to lead as one of the most highly regarded apprenticeship programs in the state of Florida.

United Association
The home page of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. From humble beginnings of 40 delegates representing 23 independent unions in 10 states and the District of Columbia, the United Association has grown to a powerful, international union representing almost 325,000 members in more than 400 local unions throughout the United States and Canada.
UA Local 725
Local Union 725 represents over 1,300 members in the South Florida area (Dade, Broward and Monroe counties) who work in the air conditioning, refrigeration and mechanical systems industry.
My Florida
The latest in internet search, navigation, and ease of use - delivered to you by the State of Florida and Yahoo! This portal helps you locate Florida information and online services anywhere in the state -- just type in a search topic or navigate through topic categories organized by Visitor, Floridian, Business, and Government. Topics include everything from locating information about our beautiful state parks, to applying for professional licenses, to determining services available for our families and senior citizens, to doing business with the state.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OSHA strives to eliminate workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths so that all of America's workers can return home safely every day. Their goal is to identify workplace safety and health problems and apply a comprehensive strategy that combines common sense regulation; a firm, fair, and consistent enforcement policy.
U.S. National Labor Relations Board
The NLRB is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees want union representation and investigate and remedy unfair labor practices by employers and unions.
Special Offset
Local 725 member Clarence Lohmann has developed a calculator to solve 3 different types of special offsets. The calculator eliminates the need for trigonometry formulas and tables. It will solve for the unknown degree of an ell to make a offset using an 90' ell and an unknown ell, using a tee and an unknown ell, and two ells of an unknown degree back to back. For more information, visit or e-mail Clarence at