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Plumbing Students Contribute Skills, Labor for Love INC's New Building Project

Western Dakota Tech Plumbing Technology program students, under the guidance of Program Director Walter Cline, are contributing their skills and labor on the Love INC of the Black Hills new building construction project. The new Love INC building is located at 414 E. Omaha St.  

Cline’s students have been working on the drain waste and vent system on a couple of bathrooms. Some of the work has been challenging, as they have had to work on lifts 15 ft. above ground to attach hangers for vents to steel bar joists.

“We have covered the processes and techniques utilized for this project in our campus lab, but this has provided a chance for the students to get additional, real work site experience,” Cline said. “It is a rewarding project for the students as they get to work on this as volunteers and they can take quite a bit of pride in that.”

The students have been working on the project a couple of days a week as part of their hands-on learning lab since October. The project will continue into Spring Semester 2020.

Cline thanks Streamline Plumbing, of Rapid City, for allowing his students the opportunity to work on this project.

Learn more about Western Dakota Tech's Plumbing Technology program at More information is also available by calling Western Dakota Tech Admissions at (800) 544-8765, (605) 718-2565 or emailing

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