The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Service Technicians (UA) held its state apprenticeship contest in Lima from April 23-25, at the office of UA Local 776 in Allen County, Ohio.

Apprentices from 15 different locals across Ohio competed for top honors in pipefitting, plumbing, welding, sprinkler fitting and HVAC service.

Reports indicate the event was a tremendous success, including some positive media coverage by the local newspaper, The Lima News.

The winning apprentices received a small cash prize but also go on to compete in the District 2 Regional Contest in Louisville, Ky. in June. Winners there compete in the national contest in Ann Arbor, Mich. in August.