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Local Lodge 40

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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

Phone: (270) 769-3022

LEAP delegates make politics ‘local’

Local 169 BM-ST Bob Hutsell, second from right, discusses a Korean free trade ag

Lawmakers get reminder that Boilermakers vote

THE LATE TIP O’Neill, who served as Speaker of the House for 10 consecutive years, authored a book titled “All Politics Is Local.” What he meant by that statement, which he attributed to his father, was that politicians should never forget where they come from — and who their constituents are.

As Boilermakers attending the 2011 LEAP conference can attest, that is sage advice, not only for politicians, but for those who travel to Capitol Hill to lobby for their issues.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-40, L-169, L-696
Reporter  V50N2

Six locals win NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards

L-13 BM-ST Jim Banford accepts an NMAPC safety award on behalf of his local for work done on the Brunner Island Station in York Haven, Pa.

BOILERMAKER LOCALS have been awarded a total of six Zero Injury Safety Awards by the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC). These awards recognize the union, the contractor, and the customer equally for their contribution to world-class safety on projects worked under the National Maintenance Agreement during 2010.

Locals  L-13, L-40, L-105, L-154, L-667, L-744
Reporter  V50N2

L-7’s Bogue wins national apprentice competition

Michael Bogue, l., receives congratulation on his first-place finish from BNAP National Coordinator Pat Smith.

L-502’s Nordstrom places second; Northeast contestants take team honors

GRADUATE APPRENTICE Michael Bogue, Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.), won first place at the 23rd annual Boilermakers’ National Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition, held Sept. 26-30 at Local 7’s training center in Orchard Park. Western States apprentice C. Eric Nordstrom, Local 502 (Puyallup, Wash.), took second. Team honors went to Bogue and Jeffrey Nasta, Local 5 Zone 5 (New York), representing the Northeast Area.


L-40 picnic draws candidate for U.S. Senate

L-40 BM-ST Ray Parrott, r., visits with Jack Conway, c., Kentucky attorney general and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, as L-40 Chairman of Trustees William Link looks on. In background is L-40 member Jim Arnett, Conway’s chief of staff.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway visits lodge

ONE OF THE candidates in a key U.S. Senate race in Kentucky was on hand at Local 40 (Elizabethtown) during the lodge’s annual picnic June 12. Democrat Jack Conway, currently the state’s attorney general, visited with members and lodge leaders during a trip across the state.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-40

50 Boilermakers receive Fight Back payouts

Local 627 members display a mock check representing their portion of a $12 million settlement with Fluor Daniel. Joining in the presentation are, standing, BM-ST Allen Meyers, third from right; Blake & Uhlig attorney Mike Stapp, fourth from right; D-CRS/AIP Gary Evenson, seventh from right; and IST Bill Creeden, eighth from right.

Fluor Daniel settlement checks arrive just before Christmas

FIFTY BOILERMAKERS who participated in the union’s Fight Back strategy against Fluor Daniel Inc. in the 1990s received early Christmas presents last December. Settlement checks for those members arrived at L-627 (Phoenix), L-40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.), and L-582 (Baton Rouge, La.) and were distributed to 42 living members and the heirs of eight members who are now deceased.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-40, L-627

L-40 offers advanced welding class

Eric Stewart, Lincoln Electric’s global pipe welding technologist, demonstrates an STT machine to Local 40 apprentices.

Lincoln Electric demonstrates new technology during five-day seminar

THIRD AND FOURTH-year Local 40 apprentices attended an advanced welding techniques class at their training center in Elizabethtown, Ky., July 20-24.

Locals  L-40

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.


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

Frank Linton now welds for fun

L-40 retiree Frank Linton displays two of his paintings and samples of his metal art — a life-size turkey and sculpture of Blue Heron.

L-40 retiree creates metal art using skills he developed on the job

AFTER WORKING 35 years as a field construction Boilermaker, Frank Linton is now using his welding skills to create some rather spectacular metal art.

Linton, who joined Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.) in 1973, may have retired two years ago, but he never put away his welding tools. Instead, he has been using them to make herons, turkeys, deer, and ducks.

Tags  Retiree News
Locals  L-40
Reporter  V47N4

Dietsch, Carpenter win top spots in SE contest

Southeast area apprentice contestants include, first row, l. to r.: Brian Coln, Local 263; Christopher Carpenter, Local 667 (runner-up); Herschel Brown, Local 26; Brent Sexton, Local 105; and Asbury Waltz IV, Local 687. Back row, l. to r.: David Tidwell, Local 108; William Dietsch, Local 40 (winner); Jason Abeln, Local 83; Zachary Sisk, Local 455; and Richard Walker, Local 453.

Local 40 places first for third consecutive year

FOR THE THIRD year in a row, a Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.) member has won the Paul D. Wedge Memorial Award for the Outstanding Graduate Apprentice of the Southeast Area. William Dietsch took the top honor at the competition, which was held July 28-31 at Local 433 in Tampa, Fla. Christopher Carpenter of Local 667 (Charleston, W.Va.) was the runner-up.


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