Producing milestone events for the areas oldest unions.

Formed in 1890, Local 50 of the The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry has been around longer than eight states, so it is LaborTools' honor to help such a longstanding institution celebrate their 125th anniversary.

More than a Union event

This month, LaborTools powered by BMA Media Group signed an agreement with Toledo, Ohio's UA Local 50 to produce its anniversary celebration event, to be held May 16, 2015 at Owens Community College. In addition to an evening event filled with dinner and dancing, the day's festivities will also include an open house in the afternoon for targeted guests in the construction industry, end users, school officials, the media and much more at the Local's state-of-the-art Piping Industry Training Center. 

LaborTools will be fully producing both of these events from start to finish - from invitations to staging and lighting, and everything in between. To honor the Local's storied history and bright future, LaborTools will also be producing a commemorative program book and video for guests to enjoy.


While the 125th anniversary is clearly a special occasion for UA Local 50, it also marks a significant milestone for us, as well, as it will be the 20th celebratory event we have produced for local unions across America.

As the saying goes, do something you love and you will never have to work another day in your life. Producing events for unions across the country is not only fun and exciting, but a privilege that we take very seriously. We are fortunate to be trusted with the responsibility to work with our clients on these prestigious, once in a lifetime events.

One of my favorite aspects of the job is working creatively with great union leaders and their committees to help them design an event that matches and exceeds the expectations of them and their membership. You are only as good as your last event, so we push hard to impress with every one and know that our clients expect only the best from us. 


LaborTools produces and constructs audience-captivating sights and sounds that have been praised by union leaders and their attendees at every event we have produced nationwide for over 20 years. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary of your organization or hosting a meeting or large conference, let us help you produce an event to remember. 

LaborTools powered by BMA Media Group is used to help strengthen our union client’s organizations. From working with unions from the local level to the international, with training funds and labor management partnerships, as well as other labor organizations, BMA has experience with organizations of all sizes. We are here to create and implement unique and customized marketing campaigns for our clients.

At BMA, we offer services in the following categories: union event services (from writing the history of your union to executing the logistics of an event,) video production, website design, union marketing campaigns, print and broadcast advertising, social media management, development of print materials, building trades industry education, labor public relations and crisis management, union merchandise, as well as strategic branding and marketing of union organizations.

BMA Media Group is a Union Building Trades Contractor, signatory with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 673 and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades DC 6 / Sign Display and Allied Trades Local 639. BMA Media Group is also signatory with AFTRA and an affiliate contractor of the Cleveland Chapter of NECA.

Topics: Event Production, Merchandise, Public Relations, Event History, Member Communications, BMA Media Group, Video Production, Event Management, Event, LaborTools, Union, Building Trades, United Association

Ray Liptak

Written by Ray Liptak