The United Association’s 59th annual instructor training program starts Saturday at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Running until Aug. 17 and including Industry Day Aug. 15, new technology for plumbers and pipe fitters will be on display.

“This week is dedicated to training the trainers who take the latest technology and best practices back to more than 300 local unions across North America,” said Chris Haslinger, the United Association’s director of training. “Industry Day is a great opportunity for the industry to see first-hand how we are supporting the green building movement. This caliber of training is unmatched anywhere else within our industry or school systems.”

An estimated 2,000 contractors are expected to attend. Congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are expected to take part in the Industry Day festivities.