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National Transient Lodge

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, DIRECTOR, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 50 YEARS — Barry L. Mitchell.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

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Locals  NTL, L-1, L-13, L-60, L-69, L-83, L-502, L-549, L-627
Reporter  V56N1

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, Director, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 40 YEARS — Timothy L. Thompson.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

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Reporter  V55N1

Boilermakers help prove Einstein theory

A technician at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory installs a mode cleaner tube baffle. Boilermakers built five miles of special tubes for each of the observatory's twin "detector sites" in Hanford, Wash., and Livingston, La. Scientists there recently announced a major breakthrough proving a key part of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab

Scientists make history by detecting gravitational waves

BOILERMAKER-BUILT STAINLESS steel vacuum tubes at advanced scientific test facilities in Washington and Louisiana have contributed to a major breakthrough in physics and astronomy. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that for the first time ever mankind has detected gravitational waves that were postulated by Albert Einstein 100 years ago as part of his general theory of relativity.

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Locals  NTL, L-242, L-582
Reporter  V55N1

AIP Bill Almond retires

William J. Almond, Director of the National Transient Division and AIP, retires effective August 1.

Director of National Transient Division calls end to 45-year career as ‘tankie’

AFTER A DISTINGUISHED 45-year career with the Boilermakers, AIP and Director of the National Transient Division (NTD) William J. Almond retired Aug. 1.

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Locals  NTL
Reporter  V47N3

Grandson lands the big one

KALOB HALLAUER, center, uses hand gestures to show how he landed an eight-pound bass in Perryville, Mo. The 8-year-old is the grandson of Larry Rumsey, a seven-year member of the National Transient Lodge (at left) and his wife, Debbie.

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Locals  NTL

Construction BMs train in Kansas City

New business managers from the U.S. and Canada attend training in Kansas City July 27-31.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN U.S. and Canadian business managers met in Kansas City, Mo., July 27-31 for new officer training. The event was hosted by Construction Division Services (CDS) in conjunction with the Education and Training Services Department.

“We had an excellent group that stayed focused the entire week on the curriculum we developed for new business managers,” said CDS Director Skipper Branscum. “Our goal was to introduce these leaders to the various programs and resources that are available to help them succeed.”

Reporter  V47N3

Senco Construction earns top OSHA award

Senco representatives display the STAR banner they earned at the Marathon Petroleum Co. in Robinson, Ill. Pictured behind the banner, beginning fourth from left, are Senco officers Don Bickers, vice president; Steve Neeley, CEO/owner; and Resa Shaner, president. In the third row, second, third, and sixth from left respectively, are NTL Boilermaker foremen Tom Farrar and Tim Midgett, and NTL Boilermaker steward Guy Tewell. (Photo by Tom Compton)

Contractor is first to receive STAR award in Illinois, and first Marathon Petroleum contractor awarded nationwide

The U.S. Department of Labor has approved VPP STAR status for NTL contractor Senco Construction Inc. — the highest OSHA award available.

Locals  NTL

Boilermakers refurbish world's most powerful electrical device

Arcs and sparks fly on the Z Machine, the world's most powerful electrical device, following its refurbishment by members of the NTL and Local 4.  Courtesy Sandia National Laboratories

The Z Machine is 300 times hotter than the sun and produces X-ray power 80 times the world’s entire electrical output

MEMBERS OF THE National Transient Lodge (NTL) and Local 4 (Page, Ariz.) are working on the world’s most powerful electrical device — the Z Machine. Located at the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., the Z Machine is a pulsed power accelerator, able to create X-ray power output of nearly 290 trillion watts, or 80 times the entire world’s output of electricity, for short periods of time. Pulsed power is a term used to describe a process in which

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Locals  NTL, L-4
Reporter  V46N2

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