Contributions and Participation
Section 2.01. Employer Contributions.

Each Employer will contribute on behalf of each Employee employed by that Employer in Covered Employment. These Contributions will be made in the amount and manner and within the time limits required by the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Trust Agreement, this Plan, and any rules adopted by the Trustees in connection with this Plan.

Section 2.02. Employee Contributions.

No Contributions are permitted by Employees.

Section 2.03. Participation.

An Employee becomes a Participant in the Plan on the date he completes his first Hour of Work in Covered Employment performing work of the type covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between a Sprinkler Local Union and an Employer.

An Employee who completes his first Hour of Work on or after January 1, 1993 in Covered Employment performing work of the type not covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements between Sprinkler Local Unions and Employers will become a Participant in the Plan on the first day of the month following the completion of 1000 Hours of Service.

Section 2.04. Termination of Participation.

An Employee is no longer a Participant in the Plan on the date on which final payment of his or her Accumulated Share has been made.

Section 2.05. Return to Covered Employment.

A former Participant in the Plan participates again as of the date of his return to Covered Employment.

Section 2.06. Contributions for Military Service.
  1. Effective December 12, 1994, notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary, Contributions, benefits, and service credit with respect to qualified military service will be provided in accordance with Section 414(u) of the Internal Revenue Code


  2. Contributions to a Participant's Individual Account for qualified military service in accordance with Section 414(u) of the Internal Revenue Code will be paid from the investment earnings of the Plan, with this payment to occur prior to the allocation of investment earnings to Individual Accounts.