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Local Lodge 128

Toronto, Ontario

Website: http://128.boilermaker.ca/

Phone: (905) 332-0128

International announces scholarship winners

International announces scholarship winners

THE BOILERMAKERS INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced the winners of its 2019 scholarship program. The committee awarded $50,000 to 22 recipients, with $38,000 going to U.S. applicants and $12,000 going to Canadian applicants. The one-year grants included 10 $3,800 awards and 12 $1,000 awards.

The committee selected scholarship recipients from a pool of 78 Boilermaker dependents. The applicants were judged on their academic achievements, leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities and a written essay.

Reporter  V58N3

Jamie McMillan: ‘Evangelist’ for the skilled trades

Local 128’s Jamie McMillan

WHEN JAMIE MCMILLAN interacts with high school students, it’s hard to tell if she’s a student or the teacher. She acts young, has boundless energy and fits in with students—which is a bit ironic, considering she dropped out of high school her senior year. But after getting her GED, and becoming a journeyman with the Ironworkers (she’s currently a Boilermaker apprentice), she now works the tools six months of the year. She spends the rest of the year speaking to school-age kids through her business KickAss Careers—a name students picked.

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Locals  L-128
Reporter  V58N3

Lodge 128 takes on massive tower removal

Boilermakers rigged part of a 166-foot tower that suffered a structural failure in Sarnia, Ontario. Members of L-128, L-555 and L-73 removed the tower safely.

LOCAL 128 (TORONTO) STEPPED it up when a 166-foot tall, 16-foot diameter naphtha stripper tower experienced a structural failure at the Imperial Oil Limited plant in Sarnia, Ontario. In April, during one of the largest shutdowns at the area’s refineries, the tower failed approximately 60 feet up and fell directly onto the fin fans at that same height.

While no one was hurt, it was a very precarious and potentially dangerous situation that had to be remedied immediately.

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Locals  L-128
Reporter  V58N3

Canadian members complete project management course

Sixteen members from across Canada completed a week-long project management course in Toronto late January.

SIXTEEN MEMBERS FROM across Canada completed a week-long project management course in Toronto late January. Participants included general foremen, superintendents and project managers, and also members with several years of supervisory experience.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-555

New Canadian leaders attend training in Toronto

Canadian business managers listen as presenters at a training in Toronto prepare them for their new lodge responsibilities.

NEW BUSINESS manager/secretary-treasurers from across Canada attended a training course in Toronto August 1 to prepare for their lodge leadership roles. International Vice President - Canada Joseph Maloney called for and hosted the training.

Locals  L-D10, L-128, L-146, L-191, L-203, L-555
Reporter  V57N4

International announces scholarship winners for 2018

International announces scholarship winners for 2018

Twenty-eight graduating seniors receive combined $56,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarship program. The committee awarded $56,000 to 28 recipients, with $38,000 going to U.S. applicants and $18,000 going to Canadian applicants. The one-year grants included one $5,000 award, 11 $3,000 awards, two $2,000 awards and 14 $1,000 awards.

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Canadian members complete project management course

Canadian members complete project management course

SIXTEEN MEMBERS FROM across Canada completed a week-long course in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in early 2018 aimed at enhancing project management skills. Participants included general foremen with several years of supervisory experience, superintendents and project managers.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-271
Reporter  V57N3

Local 128 helps build new home for disabled member

Jamie Stewart with his sister Terri Neely in his new house.

Boilermakers raise $35,000 for project as other unions, community support effort

IN 2016, JAMIE Stewart's house in Corunna, Ontario, was falling apart all around him. The foundation was sinking. The roof was falling in. Black mold threatened his health. It was a trying time for Stewart, a Local 28 (Toronto, Canada) apprentice who suffered a devastating swimming accident more than 20 year ago. That accident left him a quadriplegic.

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Locals  L-128
Reporter  V57N1

Retiree praises Boilermaker uncle

As kids up at the farm, we would see Gramma looking forward to seeing [Uncle] Fred and Mervin come home. They were construction Boilermakers. All across Canada they traveled. Cold or hot weather, they were building hydro plants and refineries. They were in a unique trade. There were lots of ironworkers. There were lots of carpenters. There were lots of auto mechanics. But not many Boilermakers.

Fred said to Eric and myself, “What are you two guys doing?”

Eric and I were going nowhere fast.

Fred said, “You are going to be BOILERMAKERS.”

Locals  L-128
Reporter  V56N3

Top Canadian apprentices honored

NTTF cites McLaughlin with industry award

TEN CANADIAN APPRENTICES received recognition as top achievers during an awards ceremony at the 2017 Canadian Tripartite Conference in New Brunswick August 23.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V56N3

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