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Local Lodge 13

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Phone: (215) 785-5536

L-13 marks service of four BM-STs

DURING A CELEBRATION at Local 13 (Philadelphia) this past summer, the lodge honored retiring BM-ST Jim Banford, who headed the lodge for nine years and also served as its treasurer for 15 years. Three other L-13 business managers — past and present — were on hand for Banford’s send-off. L. to r. are Mike Dicicco, 1984-1996; Joe Murray, 1996-2002; Banford, 2002-2011; and John Clark, the lodge’s new BM-ST.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13

L-13 praised for work on PPL’s Montour outage

BY ALL ACCOUNTS, the Montour Unit #1 Spring 2011 boiler outage [in Washingtonville, Pa.] was a huge success. We would like to thank you [BM-ST James Banford], Jack Borzell [L-13 business agent], your staff and the Boilermakers of Local 13 for making this possible. Jack’s constant attention to the Montour site is very much appreciated and helped a great deal in achieving our goals. You should be pleased to know that not only did the Boilermakers of Local 13 perform above our expectations, they once again completed a major outage ahead of schedule and under budget.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V50N2

Conference honors Boilermakers for CAF, LEF support

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2010 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., March 21.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V50N2

Six locals win NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards

L-13 BM-ST Jim Banford accepts an NMAPC safety award on behalf of his local for work done on the Brunner Island Station in York Haven, Pa.

BOILERMAKER LOCALS have been awarded a total of six Zero Injury Safety Awards by the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC). These awards recognize the union, the contractor, and the customer equally for their contribution to world-class safety on projects worked under the National Maintenance Agreement during 2010.

Locals  L-13, L-40, L-105, L-154, L-667, L-744
Reporter  V50N2

2010 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Northeast Area contestants include, front row, l. to r.: Daniel Gilmore L-154; Christopher O’Neill, L-237; Brian Scolamiero, L-29; (runner-up) Michael Bogue, L-7; Gary Smith, L-28; (winner) Jeffrey Nasta, L-5 Zone 5; Joseph Phillips, L-13; Russell Young L-5 Zone 197; and Ryan Taylor L-5 Zone 175.

Northeast & Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 24th annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 17-20 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 27-30.

JEFFREY NASTA of Local 5 Zone 5 (New York) and Michael Bogue of Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.) placed first and second, respectively, in the Northeast Area Apprentice Committee’s (NEAAC) John J. Harrington Apprentice of the Year competition.

L-13’s Smith wins bass boat from USA

Tim Smith sits in the new Triton TR-18 bass boat he won through his membership with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance awards boat, fishing day with Triton founder

THANKS TO HIS membership in the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Boilermaker Tim Smith (Local 13, Philadelphia) is the proud new owner of a U.S.-made Triton TR-18 bass boat with a union-made Mercury engine worth more than $22,000. The boat was a prize he earned through his membership with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance — USA is a hunting, fishing, and conservation organization for union members, retirees, and their families.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-13, L-73, L-83, L-105, L-108, L-128, L-146
Reporter  V49N3

Scholarships reduce cost of education for Boilermakers, dependents

L-13 member Gene Perchinski stands with his son, Zach, who recently took a summer position with the Ocean City Police Department in Maryland.

Son of L-13 member thanks lodge, International for assistance

WITH THE COST of college putting financial pressure on working families, scholarships can make a difference in getting an education without amassing a mountain of debt. Scholarship programs offered by the International, some local lodges, and organizations such as UnionPlus can help defray that debt for members and their eligible dependents.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13

Conectiv praises L-13 power plant work

[Letter addressed to BM-ST James Banford Jr.]

THE MEMBERS OF Boilermakers Local Lodge 13 [Philadelphia] on the Conectiv Delta site [a 545-MW combined cycle power plant currently under construction in Delta, Pennsylvania]... have represented your organization well and sustained a level of professionalism and commitment to safety aligned with your established objectives.

Tags  Kudos
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V49N2

L-13’s Jayne named TAUC Craftperson of the Year

Roger Jayne (c.) receives congratulations from Alex Tallick (l.), L-13 business agent on the Brunner Island job site, and BM-ST Jim Banford after receiving the TAUC Craftperson of the Year Award May 13.

Award recognize excellence in union construction

THE ASSOCIATION OF Union Constructors presented Local 13 (Philadelphia) member Roger Jayne with the annual James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year Award May 13 during the 2010 TAUC Leadership Conference in Phoenix [see video below]. The award recognizes quality craftsmanship and labor-management cooperation in the construction industry.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13


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