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Local Lodge 40

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Website: http://www.boilermakerslocal40.com/

Phone: (270) 769-3022

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.


MOST holds project management training

Project management training, July 14-19, Kansas City, Mo.

Week-long class held in Kansas City

TWENTY MEMBERS REPRESENTING 12 Boilermaker lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., July 14-19 to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund.

The class was established by MOST, the Boilermakers International union, and the National Tripartite Committee to teach Boilermakers how to manage projects in a business-like manner, make decisions that positively impact project goals, and provide an overall benefit to the owner, contractor, and union.


Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-40

Locals award service pins

L-37 (NEW ORLEANS) MEMBER GARY WEILAND, third from left, receives his 40-year pin from David L.Hegeman, District Manager of District 5. Also pictured are, far left, Perry Picou, L-37 president, and, second from left, Lionel Hanna, L-37 BM-ST.

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

45 YEARS — Kenneth Maddox, Robert L. Maus; and
35 YEARS — Frank M. Koteles, Jeffrey J. Murphy, Michael P. Murphy.

Local 40 • Elizabethtown, Ky.

MICHAEL AUTRY, BM-ST of Local 40, Elizabethtown, Ky., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-40, L-433, L-1702
Reporter  V52N1

Double-amputee ‘lends a hand’ in Hawaii Five-O episode

Jason Koger, left, and Alex O’Loughlin, star of the new Hawaii Five-O series as Steve McGarrett, flash a shaka hand sign, a Hawaiian symbol for “hang loose” or “Aloha.” Koger’s bionic hands have movable fingers.

Nephew of L-40 retiree is inspiration to many

WHEN PRODUCERS OF the new Hawaii Five-O series needed someone with bionic hands for a remake of the 1973 episode “Hookman” last year, they turned to Jason Koger, the nephew of David Koger, a retired member of Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.).

Jason, 33, lost both arms below the elbow following a 2008 four-wheeler accident involving a downed electrical wire. The near-fatal accident left him with a pair of mechanical hooks as well as a set of advanced bionic hands that allow finger movement.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-40

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-69, L-85, L-169, L-242, L-500

International announces scholarship winners

Thirty-two Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2012 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 32 scholarship recipients, with $38,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to applicants from Canada.

Tags  Scholarships

National apprenticeship competition begins

Joshua Breedlove, L-69 (Little Rock, Ark.) goes to work in the arc gouging exercise.

Eight contestants test at L-169

DEARBORN, MI, Sept. 24, 2012 – Eight graduate apprentices who placed first or second in their area apprenticeship competitions earlier this year began competing for national honors at Local 169 facilities yesterday.

Candidates took extensive written tests Sept. 23 and today began their practical tests, including reeving, ropes, and knots, arc gouging and safety, and tool identification and CPR.

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-69, L-85, L-169, L-242, L-500

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

John Skermont, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-40, L-85, L-242, L-433, L-647
Reporter  V51N1

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

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