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Local Lodge 85

Toledo, Ohio

Website: http://www.ibblocal85.org/

Phone: (419) 666-9724

Nearly 200 complete Code training at Plant Vogtle

MOST instructor Steve Speed discusses the value of a positive reputation.

L-26 sponsors instruction at Georgia Power nuclear plant

WITH HUNDREDS OF Boilermakers working at nuclear power station Plant Vogtle in southeast Georgia — many of them living in temporary housing near the project and far from the nearest union hall — Local 26 (Savannah) BM-ST Johnathon Bates decided it only made sense to bring Boilermaker Code training onsite.

Over two successive weekends, April 14-15 and April 21-22, MOST Code trainers Steve Speed and Ray Parrot taught four day-long classes. MOST Representative Tony Smarra provided technical support.

Reporter  V57N2

Boilermaker’s daughter joins Democratic hopeful in Ohio governor race

Betty Sutton

Cordray/Sutton show strong commitment to labor

FROM A YOUNG age, Betty Sutton, running mate of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, learned the value of hard work and the importance of the Labor Movement from her father, Leo Sutton, a former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member. Her father’s ability to earn a living wage and provide for six children from his union job at Babcock & Wilcox drove Sutton’s lifetime passion to support working families.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-85, L-744, L-900
Reporter  V57N1

MOST holds project management training

Pictured are, l. to r., Mark Garrett, D-H&SS; Joe Brender, Local 1 (Chicago); David Bobon, Local 13 (Philadelphia); Andy Jackson, Local 502 (Tacoma, Washington); Doug Hill, Local 242 (Spokane, Washington); Len Garaci Local 13; Randy Burchett, Local 744 (Cleveland); Chris Jenkins, Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio); Ryan Hunter, Local 11 (Helena, Montana); Jerry Hiatt, Local 502; Bridget Connors, MOST; and Skipper Branscum, MOST Administrator. Second row left to right; Jerry Klimo, Instructor; Rich Parker, Local 363 (E

SIXTEEN MEMBERS FROM 10 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 8-11 to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers' Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training Fund. The class, held at the Hilton near Kansas City International Airport, teaches Boilermakers to take leadership roles in managing multi-craft projects and to make decisions that benefit the owner, the contractor and the union. Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo and Chicago Bridge & Iron retired contractor Mike Suplizio instructed the class.

Reporter  V57N1

L-169 Dormire wins 2017 graduate apprentice title

Competitors at the National Apprentice Competition face off at Local 101 in Denver. Front row, left to right: Branden Dormire, L-169 (winner) and Ryan Schroeder, L-85 (runner-up). Back row, left to right: Michael Mansbart, L-5 Zone 5; Chance Ellison, L-108; James Hynes, L-154; Alfredo Leyva, L-92; Charles Kouns, L-40 and Craig Rose, L-101.

Runner-up spot goes to L-85’s Schroeder; Great Lakes Section takes team honors

BRANDEN DORMIRE, A member of Detroit Local 169 (Great Lakes Area), won top honors at the 2017 National Apprenticeship Competition held at Local 101 (Denver) August 20-23. This was the third year in a row a graduate apprentice of L-169 took top honors and the local’s fifth top finish in the last six years.

Ryan Schroeder, a member of Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio), was named runner up. Team honors went to the Great Lakes Area, which paired winner Dormire and runner-up Schroeder.

Locals  L-5/5, L-40, L-85, L-92, L-101, L-108, L-154, L-169
Reporter  V56N4

Local 85 supports Ohio gubernatorial candidate on Labor Day

BOILERMAKERS FROM LOCAL 85 (TOLEDO, OHIO) express their support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Betty Sutton as they prepare to march in their city’s Labor Day parade. Sutton is the daughter of former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member, Leo Sutton. Paul McGrew, L-85, stands with Sutton in front of fellow lodge members gathered downtown.

Locals  L-85
Reporter  V56N3

MOST holds project management training

Gerry Klimo introduces a skills development exercise in customer service.

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM 10 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, 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 Kansas City International Airport Jan. 23-27, the class teaches Boilermakers to take leadership roles in managing multi-craft projects, and to make decisions that positively benefit the owner, the contractor and the union.

Reporter  V56N1

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

Sixteen receive project management training

Pictured are, front row, left to right, Skipper Branscum, instructor, IBB; Shannon Thompson, L-502 (Puyallup, Wash.); Adam Howard, L-169 (Detroit); Adam Mueller, L-1 (Chicago); Charles Stobaugh, Local 502; Bridget Connors, MOST; Mike Suplizio, instructor (retired contractor); middle row, Timothy Heider, L-83 (Kansas City, Mo.); Jeremy Stinehelfer, L-85 (Toledo, Ohio); Kevin Griffith, L-40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.); Kenneth Cress III, L-363 (East St. Louis, Ill.); Jason Sandusky, L-363; James Smith Jr., L-83; Jer

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course held in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 10-15. The course teaches members how to manage a project in a business-like manner, enhancing the value that Boilermakers bring to contractor and owner communities as well as to the union.

Launched in 2004, the MOST Project Management Program was developed in conjunction with management consultant FMI and Cornell University.

Reporter  V55N1

L-85 members run 5K for Wounded Warriors

Pictured above, l. to r., are Barker, Reid Blakeman (son of Lee Blakeman, to Reid’s left), Ed Hobbs, Javin Hobbs (son to Ed Hobbs), Abe Babcock, Brien Babcock (son to Abe Babcock) and Tim Timmons. Pictured but camera shy is Henry the Bassett Hound.

FOUR BOILERMAKERS FROM Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio) took part in the 2015 Wounded Warriors Run in Rossford, Ohio, August 23. The 5K event raises awareness and funds for the Wounded Warriors project.

Local 85 served as a general sponsor of the run, which drew over 175 participants.

“These events represent what the IBB is truly about — Brotherhood!” said BM-ST Tim Timmons. “We stand hand-in-hand with those men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-85
Reporter  V54N3

Apprenticeship areas plan 2015 contests

Local 456 will host national event

U.S. AREA APPRENTICESHIP committees have scheduled competitions for 2015. The events will be held as follows: Western States, May 4-7, at the Local 101 Training Center in Denver; Northeast/Great Lakes, June 1-4, at the Local 154 Training Center in Pittsburgh; and Southeast, June 28-July 2, at the Local 456 Training Center, Rock Hill, S.C.

The Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Competition will be held August 30-September 3 at the Local 456 Training Center.

Reporter  V54N1

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