Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 40
100-A Old Forge Road
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 p 1-860-529-2616. 1-800-201-5840 (CT Only)
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New Haven Hill Central High School

The construction of New Haven’s Hill Central High School encouraged economic growth in the construction industry and created hundreds of jobs. The Hill Central High School project employed 25% New Haven residents and 39.4% minorities, many of whom came from the Job Funnels program. In addition, the construction of Hill Central High School in New Haven successfully utilized a PLA to ensure an on-time finish and an on-budget project. The city of New Haven received national recognition in 2007 for the "Best Hiring Practices in Construction for Minorities and Women". In 2010, the Department of Labor for Region 1 recognized New Haven’s program as the "Best Practices for Pre-Apprenticeship in Construction Region 1". 

Thirty-five New Haven schools have been either built or renovated under a PLA. All 35 projects were completed on time – as it related to actual construction. Thirty-one percent of the total workforce hours were minority hours, which exceeds the goal for targeted minority hiring, which is 25%. The city of Waterbury has also utilized PLAs for its school construction projects. All four of the projects were completed under budget.

Another success story can be seen in the construction of the Killingly High School and Regional Vocational-Agricultural Center: Please read this letter from Killingly Town Manager. Click here to read more letters regarding the success of PLAs.

Some Completed PLA Projects
- Adrian's Landing: Convention Center, Front Street District, Hartford Marriott Hotel
- Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Department
- Hartford Public Safety Center
- New Britain Schools
- New Haven Schools
- Rentschler Field
- Saint Francis Hospital
- Waterbury Schools
- Yale University
- Yale-New Haven Hospital Cancer Center

Please take a look at the complete PLA project list

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