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Local Lodge 27

St. Louis, Missouri

Website: http://www.local27.org/

Phone: (314) 421-3151

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

Local 27, Nooter complete complex boiler overhaul in record time

CAREFULLY – The new, five-story superheater header is hoisted by Boilermakers Local 27 members through an opening cut into the side of the building where the 17-story boiler is located.

Crews work 23-million man-hours without an injury

HOW DO YOU remove a worn out, five-story, 59,000-pound cylinder with 141 attached tubes from a 17-story boiler at Ameren Missouri’s Labadie power plant and out of the building housing it when the 40-year-old equipment was never intended to be removed in the first place? And then reverse the process to re-install new equipment?

Answer: You call on Nooter Construction and the skilled members of Boilermakers Local 27, who provide:

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-27
Reporter  V54N2

New BM-STs complete training course

Newly-elected BM-STs attend 4-day training session in Kansas City, Mo., August 11-14.

Four-day event draws 21 from U.S. and Canada

TWENTY-ONE NEW business managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States and Canada attended a training course August 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.

Reporter  V53N3

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.


Trainer classes begin for LMS

Great Lakes Area apprentice coordinators and instructors receive trainer instruction on the new LMS and Related Studies Lessons.

APPRENTICE COORDINATORS and instructors from the Great Lakes Area received training Sept. 12-14 on the new On-Line Interactive Learning Management System (LMS) and the updated Related Studies Lessons. The Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program (BNAP) is developing the system in conjunction with Kelly Press to upgrade and standardize apprentice instruction.

Locals  L-1, L-27, L-60, L-85, L-107, L-169, L-363, L-374, L-647
Reporter  V51N4

Brotherhood honors Gateway Arch builders

Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch sections in Warren, Pa., during the 1960s are interviewed by KSDK Channel 5. Row one, l. t r., Channel 5 reporter Dana Dean, Donald Chambers, and Ray Nelson. Standing, l. to r., Ken Wright, James Phillips, David Maze, James Hand Sr., Ike Erdman, and Archie Brittain. At far right is Ed Atwood, a former Boilermaker and coordinator for the trip. Not pictured are Robert Youngquist, Donald Gilmore, and Martin Hagstrom.

Group visits national monument, some for first time

A CONTINGENT OF 11 former Boilermakers who helped build sections of the Gateway Arch traveled 700 miles from Warren, Pa., to St. Louis Nov. 14 to visit the monument they helped build. For some, it was their first time to see the 630-ft.-tall structure in person — nearly 50 years after its completion in 1965.

The Boilermakers union arranged the trip to honor the men’s contribution to one of the most widely-recognized monuments in the world.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-27, L-363
Reporter  V51N4

Boilermakers expand project management skills

MOST Project management training, Jan. 15-20, Kansas City, Mo.

Twenty attend MOST training session

MEMBERS FROM A dozen local lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15-20 to expand their skills under the MOST Project Management Training Program. MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training) is a pioneering labor-management trust fund designed to address issues in the construction industry through innovative programs and collaboration.

Reporter  V51N1

International announces 2011 scholarship winners

37 Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2011 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 37 scholarship recipients, with $36,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $14,000 to applicants from Canada.

Reporter  V50N3

Boilermakers raise money for Shriners

Shriners raising funds for children’s hospitals include Local 27 member Jeff Casson (third from right) and his father and brother, L-27 retirees David Sr. (ctr.) and David Jr. (r.)

WORKERS AT THE Prairie State Energy Campus in Washington County, Ill., participated in a fund-raiser Oct. 8 for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The workers donated over $5,300 in response to the Shriners’ annual “Paper Crusade.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-27

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