TransCanada is contributing 24 sections of large-diameter pipe to the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA) training facilities in Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sarnia, Montreal, Miramichi and Dartmouth.

Toronto’s UA Local 46 was the first recipient of the donated pipe in this mutually beneficial collaboration between TransCanada and UA Canada as they prepare to provide hundreds of skilled welders, journeymen and apprentices the opportunity to hone their welding skills with hands-on training on 42-inch sections of pipe.

The UA provides advanced training in pipe cutting and welding that pipefitters, welders and apprentices require to work on complex pipeline construction projects, such as TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Project.

The 4,600-kilometre Energy East pipeline will carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.

Connecting reliable and affordable sources of energy to markets is the foundation of North America's prosperous economy and high standard of living. Whether it is natural gas to heat homes and fuel industry, electricity to keep lights on and computers running, or gasoline that moves millions of vehicles every day, nothing is more fundamental to maintaining and enhancing our quality of life.

TransCanada has been safely delivering critical energy products across the continent for more than 60 years and has a solid track record of responsible development, reliable operations, and treating our customers, partners and stakeholders with integrity and respect.

We operate one of the largest natural gas transmission networks in North America — 68,500 kilometres (km) (42,500 miles) — tapping into virtually every major gas supply basin and transporting approximately 20 per cent of the continent's daily natural gas supply. We are North America's third largest provider of natural gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of storage capacity.

We own or have interests in 21 power facilities with the capacity to generate 11,800 megawatts (MW) of electricity, enough to power nearly 12 million homes. One-third of the power we produce comes from emission-less sources including nuclear, hydro, wind and solar.

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