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Local Lodge 101

Denver, Colorado


Phone: (303) 477-1045

L-169 Dormire wins 2017 graduate apprentice title

Competitors at the National Apprentice Competition face off at Local 101 in Denver. Front row, left to right: Branden Dormire, L-169 (winner) and Ryan Schroeder, L-85 (runner-up). Back row, left to right: Michael Mansbart, L-5 Zone 5; Chance Ellison, L-108; James Hynes, L-154; Alfredo Leyva, L-92; Charles Kouns, L-40 and Craig Rose, L-101.

Runner-up spot goes to L-85’s Schroeder; Great Lakes Section takes team honors

BRANDEN DORMIRE, A member of Detroit Local 169 (Great Lakes Area), won top honors at the 2017 National Apprenticeship Competition held at Local 101 (Denver) August 20-23. This was the third year in a row a graduate apprentice of L-169 took top honors and the local’s fifth top finish in the last six years.

Ryan Schroeder, a member of Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio), was named runner up. Team honors went to the Great Lakes Area, which paired winner Dormire and runner-up Schroeder.

Locals  L-5/5, L-40, L-85, L-92, L-101, L-108, L-154, L-169
Reporter  V56N4

Members receive Code training on Lackawanna job

Members receive Code training on Lackawanna job

MOST trainers conduct three classes in two days

NEARLY 150 MEMBERS working at the Lackawanna Energy Center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, completed Boilermaker Code training July 19-20. Prime contractor Kiewit hosted the training at the project site. Approximately 175 Boilermakers representing 30 locals from across the United States are on the job, building elements of a new 1,500 MW combined cycle gas plant. Local 13 (Philadelphia) has jurisdiction for the Boilermakers’ work.

Reporter  V56N3

Thousands rally nationally against EPA’s proposed power plant rule

IVP Dave Haggerty, far right in gray shirt, marches on the front line with UMWA officers.

Pittsburgh authorities arrest IVP Haggerty, UAW officials for civil disobedience

CONCERNED BY THE prospect of widespread job loss, higher consumer electric bills and the risk of power blackouts, thousands of union members and supporters of the coal and power industries turned out in major U.S. cities to tell EPA the agency’s proposed regulations on existing source power plants are dangerous for America. The rallies were planned in conjunction with the EPA’s “listening sessions,” held at regional offices to gather input from stakeholders and the public.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-101, L-154
Reporter  V53N3

L-101, Lincoln Electric team up to help Scouts

A young Scout shows his excitement after welding his initials in plate steel. Holding up the handiwork is L-101 member Vince Sheely.

Welding event draws kids seeking merit badges

BOILERMAKERS TEAMED UP with Lincoln Electric at the Denver Scout Show April 26 to provide some hands-on experience for about 200 members of the Boy Scouts seeking a welding merit badge. The Scouts, some as young as five or six, lined up at the welding stations throughout the day.

“We didn’t know what to expect going into this event,” said Local 101 (Denver) BM-ST Tim Ruth. “We were definitely the most popular exhibit. Some kids en-joyed it so much they lined up more than once. It was a blast to work with the little ones.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-101
Reporter  V53N2

MOST conducts project management training

Project management training, January 12-17, Kansas City, Mo.

Week-long class held in KC

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM eight Boilermaker lodges attended the MOST project management class held in Kansas City, Mo., January 12-17.

MOST stands for Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training. Created in 1989 as a joint labor-management trust fund operated by the Boilermakers union and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), MOST administers 17 programs to ensure the highest standards of excellence in the Boilermaker craft.

Area competitions test graduate apprentices

Great Lakes Area Competition

Events determine finalists for national title

THE U.S. NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition marks the highest level of skills and knowledge testing for Boilermaker graduate apprentices. But before the finale, contestants are selected at the local lodge level to compete in their geographic areas.

In 2013, 37 graduate apprentices reached their area competitions, from which eight were selected by judges to enter the nationals.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-101
Reporter  V52N3

L-101 hosts welding exhaust study

Participating in a recent welding exhaust study are, first row, left to right, Local 101 members Mickey Roer, Blayne Graham, T.R. Thayer, and Mykola Savechenko. Second row, Mark Garrett, D-H&SS; Vince Shelly, Local 101; Jesus Alfero, Local 101; Pam Susi, CPWR; Oleg Vdovich, L-101; and Andre Green L-101. Not in picture is Sergio Caporali, PhD, of the University of Puerto Rico.

Group seeks to measure training effectiveness

EIGHT VOLUNTEERS FROM Local 101, Denver, recently participated in a two-phase pilot study at the lodge designed to measure the effectiveness of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) training. The study is being carried out by the Center for Construction Research & Training (CPWR) and a consortium of university researchers.

Boilermakers Health and Safety Services Director Mark Garrett was on hand to observe the study, which was performed by Pam Susi of CPWR and Sergio Caporali, PhD, of the University of Puerto Rico.

Locals  L-101
Reporter  V52N2

Tags  LEAP Issues

Retired IVP-WS Don Lacefield passes away at age 71

IVP (ret.) Donnie “Don” R. Lacefield

DONNIE RAY LACEFIELD, 71, a retired International Vice President for the Western States Section, passed away Sept. 26, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Betty.

Lacefield began his Boilermaker career in 1963 as an apprentice in Denver Local 101. In 1967, he became the first apprentice to graduate from the Missouri Valley agreement’s apprentice program. He was appointed assistant business manager and dispatcher for the lodge in 1970 and was elected business manager/secretary-treasurer two years later.

Locals  L-101
Reporter  V50N3


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