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Local Lodge 60

Peoria, Illinois

Phone: (309) 266-7144

L-60’s Salter earns first place for restored bike

David Salter

DAVID SALTER, a 20-year union member out of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.), earned first place in the motorcycle trike category at the Sept. 11 Peoria Riverfront benefit car and bike show at Hooter’s. He and his son restored and built the 1959 Harley Davidson servi-car custom motorcycle.

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Boilermakers attend new train-the-trainer course

Participating in an OSHA signal training class are, l. to r., L-60 apprentice coordinator Darren Lindee, IUOE trainer Glenn Minyard, L-107 apprentice coordinator Rick Wilson, L-1 apprentice instructors Duane Shue and Bob Stewart, and IUOE training coordinator Martin Turek.

Class meets new OSHA requirements for crane signaling

APPRENTICE COORDINATORS and instructors from three Boilermaker lodges attended a Sept. 29 train-the-trainer course on qualification requirements for signal persons in OSHA’s new Subpart CC – cranes and derricks in construction.

Apprentice coordinators Darren Lindee of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) and Rick Wilson of Local 107 (Milwaukee), along with apprentice instructors Duane Shue and Bob Stewart of Local 1 (Chicago), attended the class offered by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).

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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.


Union Plus mortgage assistance helps out a brother in need

L-60’s Billy Stroud stands in the home he was able to keep thanks to the Union P

BILLY STROUD, a member of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.), joined the IBB in 2002, after working 37 years as an Ironworker. A 26-year homeowner, Stroud had been through recessions and dealt with workplace injuries and had always come out on top, paying his bills each month and saving money his whole life. But going nearly two years without work was almost too much for him.

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Local 60 sponsors training to keep competitive edge

Completing a series of rigging classes are L-60 members, l. to r.: Ruben Garza, Rich Rentsch, instructor Darren Lindee, Doug Eiben, Bruce Steffan, Ira Greenwalt, Josh Black, David Strickler, Ed Whitby, Gary Morrison, John Ward, Joe Grennan, Justis Howlett, Tracy Roots, Kurk Jonaway, David Bend, Clarence Fargher, Brian Dodge, Scott Gould, Chris McFarland, Carl Beattie, and Billy Stroud.

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 60 (Peoria, Ill.) have completed four supplemental rigging classes administered by MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training), a joint labor trust fund established in June 1989 by the Boilermakers union and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers.

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Local 60 apprentices graduate

THE OFFICERS AND members of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) offer their congratulations to the March graduate apprentices. L. to r., Nicholas Bernath, Richard Billings, Henry McGlothlin, Casey Servis, Michael Wallarab, Marc Huddleston, Tommy Hall, Josh Ackerman, James Cook, Matthew Rauh, Nathan Baima, Darren Wade, Matthew Forristall, Jorgina Breeding-Fulton, Ben Doty, Tamera Heser, James Haas, and Lynwood Dillman.

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L-60 inspector is an angler, too

L-60 Inspector Joe Eppy places 16th in his first professional fishing tournament

JOSEPH EPPY, inspector for Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.), has not quit his day job, but he has taken on what most fishing hobbyists would consider a dream profession. On Aug. 20, he participated in his first professional fishing tournament at the Central Division FLW Stren Series Tournament held in Fort Madison, Iowa. He received a check for placing 16th out of 100 pro anglers. A 2004 graduate apprentice, Eppy joined the Boilermakers union 12 years ago.

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Local 60 awards 12 $500 scholarships

Fund-raisers finance education program

LOCAL LODGE 60 (Peoria, Ill.) announced the recipients of its fifth annual scholarship award on Sept. 3. A total of $6,000 was awarded to 12 scholarship applicants. The one-year, $500 grants were awarded to every 2009 candidate — all Local 60 Boilermakers or their dependents. Only Local 60 members — or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Local 60 member — are eligible for this scholarship award.

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Local 60 apprentices graduate

THE OFFICERS AND members of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) offer their congratulations to the September 2009 graduate apprentices. L. to r., front row: Jason Lusk, Jeff Yaple, Charlie Evans, and Gary Lusk Jr. Back Row: Nicholas Wood, Scott Vandak, Bruce Hahn, and Jeremy Rodda.

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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).

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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.


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