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Local Lodge 154

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Website: http://www.boilermakerslocal154.com

Phone: (412) 343-3072

2009 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Great Lakes Area contestants include, front row, l. to r.: Matt Smith, Local 363; Brady Blotske, Local 647; Noel Springhart, Local 1; and Wayne Hayes, Local 60. Back row, l. to r.: Ryan Woods, Local 27 (runner-up); Jeffrey Rose, Local 107; Timothy Esparza, Local 374; Josue Fuentes, Local 169; and Matthew Vodraska, Local 744 (winner).

Northeast & Great Lakes

Toth and Buskey win Northeast; Vodraska and Woods win Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 23rd annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 4-8 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 27-Oct. 1.


Allegheny Energy praises Local L-154 as plant sets record

[LOCAL 154’s, (PITTSBURGH)] attention to safety and craftsmanship, your responsiveness to our needs, and your management of apprenticeship programs and welding teams has been invaluable to us. All of this effort has culminated in a record-setting year for Hatfield’s [the Hatfield Ferry Power Station in Masontown, Pa.] availability and production in 2008.

Locals  L-154

Members of Congress join delegates at reception

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, third from right, with (l. to r.) IR Dave Bunch; Dir. of Political Affairs Bridget Martin; Gary Aycock, L-627; Keola Martin, L-90; and IVP Warren Fairley.

Boilermakers build relationships with legislators

DELEGATES TO THE 41st annual LEAP conference welcomed legislators, congressional aides, and other guests to the Boilermakers’ congressional reception March 18 to continue the work of building good relationships.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V48N2

L-154 makes symbolic Navy anchor

Wet, cold, and hungry, newly-minted Navy CPOs charge up a muddy hill carrying a symbolic anchor made by Local 154 members.

Steel assembly is centerpiece for CPO training and induction

LIKE MANY BOILERMAKER lodges, Local 154 (Pittsburgh) occasionally gets an unusual request for services because of the special skills of its members. That was the case last year when a call came in to build a Navy anchor. The specifications were odd, to be sure. This would be a seven-piece anchor that could be assembled and carried by hand. And it would be made of plate steel.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-154
Reporter  V48N2

MOST holds project management training

Project management training, Jan. 18-23, Embassy Suites Hotel, Kansas City, Mo.

MEMBERS FROM 17 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the Kansas City International Airport Jan.

Reporter  V48N1

International announces 2008 scholarship winners

Forty-one Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2008 scholarship program April 25. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 41 scholarship recipients: $38,000 to United States students and $12,000 to Canadian students.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V47N3

Northeast, Great Lakes hold area competitions

The Northeast Area honors its 2008 contestants. L. to r. are Stephen Murphy, NEABAP co-coordinator;  John Cammuso, Babcock Power Inc.; Gary Gresko, L-13 apprenticeship coordinator; Jim Banford Jr., L-13 BM-ST; Paul Spear, L-29 contestant; Timothy Spencer, L-7 contestant; John Cawley, L-13 contestant (NEABAP runner-up); Sean Murphy, NE Area IVP; Chris Torrell, L-28 contestant; Jason Dupuis, NEABAP Co-Coordinator; Donald Goodwin, L-154 contestant (NEABAP winner); and John Hughes, L-154 apprenticeship coordina

Goodwin and Cawley win Northeast; Zeman and Avery win Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes Areas held their annual graduate apprentice competitions jointly May 12-15 at Local 13 (Philadelphia) facilities in Newportsville, Pa. Locals 13 and 28 (Newark, N.J.) hosted the event.

Donald Goodwin of Local 154 (Pittsburgh) and John Cawley of Local 13 placed first and second, respectively, in the Northeast Area Boilermaker Apprentice Program (NEABAP) competition.

Locals  L-7, L-14, L-28, L-29, L-85, L-154, L-169, L-374, L-647

Rep. Murphy ‘in tune’ with L-154

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA. 18th), right, joins Keith Quinn, son of L-154 Sec.-Treas. Dan Quinn, in a Steve Miller number.

Congressman plays guitar for members on Labor Day

WHEN LOCAL 154 (Pittsburgh) members say U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy rocks, they really mean it. Not only does the Republican representative (18th District) support many of the lodge’s issues — he even lends his musical talent to entertain its members.

That was the case Sep. 1, when Murphy strapped himself to a guitar at the lodge’s Labor Day celebration and strummed away with the band, “Pita.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-154

L-85’s Avery wins national apprentice competition

Matthew Avery of L-85 (Toledo, Ohio) raises his first-place trophy during the 2008 National Outstanding Apprenticeship Award banquet held in Kansas

L-647’s Zeman takes second place

MATTHEW AVERY, a fourth-generation Boilermaker from Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio), placed first in the 21st annual Boilermakers National Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition Sept. 21-25. Teammate Richard Zeman, Local 647 (Minneapolis), took second. The pair also won the team award, representing the Great Lakes Area.

Results of the four-day competition, held at the Boilermakers National Training Center in Kansas City, Kan., were announced at an awards banquet Sept. 25 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Locals  L-13, L-40, L-85, L-154, L-182, L-242, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V47N4

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