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DNCL member reflects on 50 years with Linwood Mining

Richard “Pete” Petersen recently retired after 50-years at Linwood Mining & Materials Corp. near Davenport, Iowa.

Pete Petersen started career at 17

WHEN RICHARD “PETE” Petersen, a 50-year member of the National Cement Lodge (DNCL), started working in 1967 at Linwood Mining & Minerals Corp. near Davenport, Iowa, he was a 17-year-old high school student. He worked 40 hours a week on Linwood’s second shift while finishing his senior year of high school during the day. When he wasn’t working, studying or sleeping, he also found time to work on area farms, cleaning barns and planting crops.

Locals  DNCL

Top graduate apprentice reflects on journey to title

Branden Dormire, winner of the 2017 National Outstanding Apprenticeship Award

Dormire credits L-169 mentoring for success

ACHIEVING THE TOP graduate apprentice title takes a commitment to studying and a helping hand from Boilermakers willing to commit their time and effort to mentoring, said 2017 winner Branden Dormire from Local 169 (Detroit). Dormire earned the National Outstanding Apprenticeship Award during competition hosted by Local 101 (Denver) August 21-22.

Locals  L-169

Local 693 apprentices graduate from Ingalls Shipbuilding program

FIFTY APPRENTICES FROM Local 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi) celebrated their graduation from the Ingalls Shipbuilding multi-craft apprenticeship program in ceremonies at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum August 26. At Ingalls, Boilermaker apprentices train four years to become journeyman ship fitters and two years to become journeyman welders.

Locals  L-693

Retired Boilermaker creates life-sized sculptures

Edward Goodhart, in his North Providence, Rhode Island, shop takes a break from detail work.

Goodhart’s work is on display in homes and churches

A BOY WIELDING a hockey stick, a Canadian Catholic saint, a colorful turtle — these are some of Local 29 (Boston) retiree Edward Goodhart’s creations. In the 10 years since his retirement, Goodhart has combined his Boilermaker skills with sculpting techniques to bring his ideas to life using metal, wood and stone at his North Providence, Rhode Island, home.

Locals  L-29

Gas-fired generation continues growth in L-13 jurisdiction

L-154’s David Campbell seal welds a seam on a turbine exhaust duct.

Lackawanna Energy Center will be one of Pennsylvania’s largest

ONE OF THE largest combined cycle, gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is under construction in the northeastern part of the state, and about 180 Boilermakers — members of Local 13 (Philadelphia) along with travelers from more than two dozen locals across the country — have a major piece of the work.

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Locals  L-13
Reporter  V56N3

Locals award service pins

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  L-1, L-11, L-83, L-D500, L-549, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V56N3

L-45’s Watson addresses pipeline safety

L-45 BM-ST Danny Watson

For three years, discussion of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has tended to focus on a small but vocal group that opposes the pipeline. I know these folks have spent hours protesting and making sure their voices have been heard. Discussion is an important part of the process, and I would like to add my comments to it.

The facts regarding this project seem to get lost in translation. As someone who has actually worked on these projects and seen the operations of existing pipelines, I have firsthand knowledge of how safe the construction and operations of these projects are.

Tags  Commentaries, Jobs
Locals  L-45

L-169 member thankful for disaster relief

RETIRED LOCAL 169 member Claude Phillips of Midland, Michigan, received a $1,000 disaster relief check in August from L-169 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Bob Hutsell to help restore Phillip’s shop, which was flooded earlier this year. Phillips’ daughter, Cheryl Sopcak, wrote to Hutsell, stating: “It’s refreshing to know that organizations such as the Boilermakers are committed to upholding their values and extend ‘the code’ to their brothers and sisters long after they’ve ‘paid their dues’ so-to-speak.”

Locals  L-169

Former L-659 members create ‘baby’ Gateway Arch

Ed Atwood solicits comments from former Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch project in the 1960s.

Builders of original monument dedicate structure near Warren, PA

A SMALL GROUP of former Boilermakers who helped build the nation’s tallest monument, the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, can now look upon a 1/45 scale (14-foot-tall) version of the structure near Warren, Pennsylvania, the small town where they once worked on the famous project.

Locals  L-659
Reporter  V56N3

Organizers add 78 members to L-S234

International staff and L-S234 volunteers participate in an internal organizing drive for Tennsco workers.

In-plant effort focuses on solidarity, union advantage

BOILERMAKER ORGANIZERS, OTHER International staff members and Local S234 volunteers added 78 new members to the local lodge through an internal organizing campaign in Dickson, Tennessee, this past August. The lodge represents employees of Tennsco, a manufacturer of cabinets, shelving and other storage products.

The campaign ran for two weekends and involved visits to non-member homes to discuss the advantages of union membership.

Locals  L-S234
Reporter  V56N3

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    Retired Boilermaker creates life-sized sculptures

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  • L-154’s David Campbell seal welds a seam on a turbine exhaust duct.

    Gas-fired generation continues growth in L-13 jurisdiction

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  • Locals award service pins

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