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Local Lodge 587

Orange, Texas

L-587 family thankful for assistance

A HEART-FELT thank you to the Boilermaker Relief Fund for your generous monetary gift to us after the recent flooding of our home. We are forever grateful!

DANIEL & BECKY BURKS
Boilermakers Local 587
Orange, Texas

Locals  L-587
Reporter  V55N4

L-587 wins national safety award

DISTRICT LODGE BM-ES CLAY HERFORD, center, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of Local 587 (Orange, Texas). Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, outgoing NACBE Pres. Greg Purdon, IVP-SE Warren Fairley and IP Newton Jones.

Safety records improve in two key areas

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2015 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla., Feb. 20-Mar. 3.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-11, L-85, L-587, L-667
Reporter  V55N2

Locals award service pins

Two members of Local 587 (Spring, Texas) received pins during a ceremony at the lodge recently. Bobby Baggett Sr., left, was presented with his 50-year pin, and L-587 President Melvin Green, at far right, received his 60-year pin. Taking part in the ceremony are, second from left, Lone Star District BM-ST Clay Herford; third from left, District Rep Mack Wilburn; and retired L-587 BM-ST B.E. Herford.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 45 YEARS — James P. McIntyre;
  • 40 YEARS — William J. Holmes, John D. Mooney;
  • 30 YEARS — Dennis G. Bjorgo; and
  • 25 YEARS — Michael Lewandowski.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

Gary Lusk, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-374, L-502, L-587, L-647
Reporter  V52N3

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

Local 587 wins national NACBE safety award

Lone Star District Lodge BM-ST Ronnie Keck, center, accepts the national NACBE safety award on behalf or Local 587 (Orange, Texas). L. to r.: John Erickson, NACBE executive director; George Rogers, South Central area IVP; Clay Herford, IR-CD; Newton Jones, IP; and Wendell Bell, NACBE president.

Orange, Texas, lodge works without injury in 2006

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2006 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ five U.S. vice-presidential areas March 5 during the annual Construction Division conference at Marco Island, Fla.

Local 587 (Orange, Texas), representing the South and Central area, took national honors with zero lost-time accidents, zero compensable injuries, and zero OSHA-recordable injuries.

Locals  L-11, L-69, L-105, L-193, L-587

SAJAC builds training center in Texas to meet job growth

SAJAC’s new training facility houses state-of-the-art equipment.

Facility honors IVP George D. Rogers, former L-132 BM-ST

“Build it and they will come.” That famous movie phrase could easily apply to the new training facility built by the Southeastern Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee (SAJAC) on land donated by Local 132 in LaMarque, Texas.

Since the center was completed in June 2006, the two classrooms and 22 welding booths have been in near-constant use, says Mark Thompson, business manager and secretary-treasurer of Local 132 since July 2002.

Locals  L-74, L-132, L-531, L-587

Boilermakers rehab boiler at A.S. King Plant

Workers on this night shift rigging crew are among 265 Boilermakers employed by B&W at the A.S. King Plant in Bayport, Minn.

B&W crews work 140,000 man-hours without injury

WORKING AT EXCEL Energy’s A.S. King Plant in Bayport, Minn., 265 Boilermakers are completing a Babcock & Wilcox boiler rehab project ― and they are compiling an impressive safety record in the process. B&W field supervisor Mike James reported that more than 140,000 man-hours have been worked “without so much as a scratch.” The job requires 10 cyclone change-outs. “These men truly deserve praise for their hard work and attention to detail,” James stated.

Tags  Jobs

Fourth-generation Kirkland is new L-587 vice president

Kevin Kirkland, second from right, is sworn in as vice president of Local 587 (Orange, Texas) by his uncle and retiring president, Terry Kirkland (far left).

Pictured second from left is Kevin’s father, Local 587 BM-ST James Kirkland. The photo was taken by Kevin’s twin brother, Keith Kirkland.

Both young men are fourth-generation Boilermakers. Their grandfather, James H. Kirkland Jr., was a trustee and asst. business manager for Local 587. Their great-grandfather, James H. Kirkland Sr., was also a Local 587 member.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-587

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