I decided that for my company working with the local 469 offered more for startup businesses. I like the idea of business introductions that the Local 469 Business Development Team would setup for me. As a small business with a limited budget, to have this team assist you along the way in capturing new work was key. In addition to hands-on plumbing and piping training, doing BIM training on-site and being able to get BIM-trained people when needed, is a benefit. There’s no need to have an outside hiring agency.