PLCA membership is divided into three categories: Regular Members, Associate Members & Honorary Members.
Regular Members are union contractors performing construction or maintenance of mainline oil and gas transmission pipelines under the National Pipe Line Agreements (NPLAs) - nationwide collective bargaining agreements with the four industry unions:
Regular Member dues range from $5,000 to $26,000 annually based on the Member’s gross volume of work during the calendar year in question.
Associate Members are vendors, suppliers, and other service providers that support the work of the Regular Members.
Associate Member dues are $5,000 annually.
Honorary Members are individuals recognized by the PLCA for distinguished service to the pipeline industry. Each year, the PLCA solicits nominations for Honorary Member from our current Members.
The PLCA strives to provide a robust portfolio of services to Members in areas such as safety, quality, training, and recruitment, among others. The PLCA also acts as an advocate on behalf of its Members, as well as to the pipeline construction industry more generally, on a broad range of issues.
The benefits of membership in the PLCA serve as a foundation for success of companies within the pipeline industry through a variety of ways, some of which are noted below.