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Local Lodge 363

East St. Louis, Illinois

Phone: (618) 234-8843

L-363 helps build $3.8 billion refinery expansion

The Phillips 66 Wood River refinery at night. At left is the new four-drum coker unit. All photos courtesy Phillips 66

Phillips 66 project raises heavy Canadian crude capacity 200 percent

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 363 (East St. Louis) and sister locals played a major role in a $3.8 billion, three-year expansion of the Phillips 66 Wood River oil refinery in Roxana, Ill. Referred to as CORE (Coker and Refinery Expansion), the project was completed and started up in November 2011.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-363
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

Locals  L-83, L-363
Reporter  V51N4

Members build tube liners for Ohio River hydro plant

Water from the Ohio River will rush into the hydro tube liners, turning the powe

$416 million project will generate renewable energy

ABOUT TWO DOZEN Boilermakers are working under National Transient Division articles of agreement to build draft tube liners for the $416 million, 84-MW Cannelton Hydroelectric Plant near Hawesville, Ky.

National Steel Erection, Inc. (NSE) has the contract for the liners. Each is 30 feet in diameter and 60 feet long. Their function is to direct water from the Ohio River through turbines, turning generators to produce electricity. The project adjoins the existing Cannelton Locks and Dam.

Tags  Jobs, Local News
Locals  L-40, L-363
Reporter  V51N1

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

Bechtel thanks L-363 for Prairie State work

I AM WRITING to recognize the Boilermakers working on the Prairie State Energy Campus, a 1,600-megawatt, state-of-the-art power plant in Washington County, Ill.

On Aug. 28 the Boilermakers of Local 363 [E. St. Louis, Ill.], along with many members from other [Boilermaker] locals, hung the last boiler wall in the second of two 800-MW Universal Pressure (UP®) boilers.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

Boilermakers excel at Prairie State power plant build

Standing in front of the massive new Prairie State Energy Campus power plant are, l. to r., Rick Eller, L-363 BM-ST; Mike Rother, PSGC director of contracts and industrial relations; and John Hoerner, L-363 member and Boilermaker general foreman.

Massive project brings five million man-hours to Local 363 jurisdiction

THE LARGEST COAL-FIRED power plant currently being built in the United States is taking shape in southern Illinois, and Boilermakers from across the country are playing a leading role in its construction.

Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

L-363 repairs 1895 steam tractor

Jumbo, an 1895 12-hp. steam engine tractor, is operational again thanks to the efforts of Local 363.

PMC donates material; members provide labor at no cost to museum

THE LABOR AND Industry Museum in Belleville, Ill., was stumped. “Jumbo,” their 12-hp. steam engine tractor built in 1895 by Harrison Machine Works in Belleville, was out of commission. Jumbo needed work on the firebox section of its boiler, and the museum couldn’t find an organization willing to make the costly repairs. That is until they called their area Boilermaker hall — Local 363.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N1

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.


Kudos - the Boilermaker Reporter V49N3

FMS credits L-582 for outage success

Fluor [Maintenance Services (FMS)] and NRG [Energy Inc.] have just completed a boiler outage on unit 2 at the Big Cajun II [a coal-fired power plant in New Roads, La.].

Facing an extremely tight schedule of 21 working days, this outage of 140,000 man-hours was a major concern to both NRG and Fluor. [However,] the outage was extremely successful, largely due to the Boilermakers dispatched by Local 582 [Baton Rouge, La.].

Work included:

Locals  L-363, L-582
Reporter  V49N3

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