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Local Lodge 28

Newark, New Jersey

Website: http://www.boilermakerslocal28.com/

Phone: (609) 784-8963

Delegates advocate for local and national issues during LEAP

Local 627’s Shane “Kalai” Ferreira, who works for BAE Systems in Hawaii, offers reasons why a strong Jones Act is essential to the nation. L to r: BM-ST Jacob Evenson; Jesse Isleman, legislative aide of Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI); Wesley Dale and Ferreira.

LEAP DELEGATES FROM across the United States brought Boilermaker issues to Capitol Hill April 15-17, scoring valuable face time in lawmakers’ offices. This year, in addition to leave-behind fact sheets, delegates presented a video brochure containing the film “CCS: Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future,” which explains the urgent need for increased funding for the development of carbon, capture, use and storage (CCUS). The video, which automatically plays when the brochure is opened, proved popular on the Hill.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-5/5, L-13, L-28, L-154, L-627, L-900
Reporter  V58N2

New Welding Boot Camp equips workers for field construction

 Students attend class at L-28’s Welding Boot Camp.

Training benefits recruits, apprentices and journeymen

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES OPERATIONS, along with the National Transient Division and the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program launched Welding Boot Camp — a detailed, structured training program to teach welding to recruits, apprentices and journeymen. Since the initial boot camp in July of 2018, over a dozen local lodges have hosted the program throughout the United States. It’s new, and it’s promising — with an 88 percent pass rate on testing for welding certifications given at the end of each program.

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V58N1

MOST hosts project management training

MOST hosts project management training

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 7-10. The class teaches Boilermakers to lead the management of multi-craft projects and to make decisions that benefit the owner, the contractor and the union. Instructing the class were Skipper Branscum, retired MOST Administrator; Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo and Chicago Bridge & Iron retired contractor Mike Suplizio.

Reporter  V58N1

Massive Phillips 66 refinery upgrade nears completion

BOILERMAKERS RIG RISERS (used to carry catalyst and oil) prior to installing the new reactor.

Boilermakers erect, install 850-ton reactor at New Jersey site

BOILERMAKER CREWS ARE being hailed for extraordinary quality workmanship and safety performance as a mammoth project to replace a 70-year-old reactor at the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden, New Jersey, comes to a close.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-28
Reporter  V57N1

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

24 members and company trainers update or earn credentials

MOST CONDUCTED OSHA 500 "train the trainer" classes in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 29-Feb 7 for 18 members and six company trainers seeking to attain or update credentials that will allow them to teach OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 classes.

Reporter  V57N1

Union-built, 4,000-ton, modular HRSG is first for US

Towed, pushed and guided by three tugs, the 4,000-ton HRSG heads down the Hudson River August 7.  Photo courtesy of Drone Pilots Leon Taufield & James Griggs Sr.

Massive steam generator makes historic journey down the Hudson

BOILERMAKERS PLAYED A leading role in 2017 in what is thought to be the first ever heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) built in the United States as a complete modular unit and shipped to its final destination.

Locals  L-5/197, L-28
Reporter  V56N4

L-28 apprentice serves as White House guard

L-28 apprentice and Marine guard Justin Hynes stands with his father, Franny, and President Barack Obama.

JUSTIN HYNES, A fourth-generation apprentice with Local 28 (Eastampton, N.J.), is proudly serving with the U.S. Marine Corps as a White House guard, reports Justin’s father, Franny Hynes, who is also a Local 28 member.

Franny says Justin placed his apprenticeship training on hold to serve in the Marines and that “his hard work habits and ‘can do’ attitude learned in the trade contributed to him being hand-picked for this important detail, from a field of hundreds of Marines.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-28
Reporter  V55N2

Apprenticeship areas plan 2015 contests

Local 456 will host national event

U.S. AREA APPRENTICESHIP committees have scheduled competitions for 2015. The events will be held as follows: Western States, May 4-7, at the Local 101 Training Center in Denver; Northeast/Great Lakes, June 1-4, at the Local 154 Training Center in Pittsburgh; and Southeast, June 28-July 2, at the Local 456 Training Center, Rock Hill, S.C.

The Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Competition will be held August 30-September 3 at the Local 456 Training Center.

Reporter  V54N1

Egyptian-born L-28 member reflects on career

I came to America from Egypt in 1982 when I was 22, looking for a better life. My father-in-law, the late John A. Harmer Jr., a first-generation Boilermaker, encouraged me to join the trade. I worked closely with highly-skilled Boilermakers who patiently taught me everything I needed to know. Coming from another country and having to learn English was hard, and my first years in the trade were the toughest.

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V54N1

International announces 2014 scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2014 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 28 recipients, with $40,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $10,000 to Canadian applicants.

Reporter  V53N4

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