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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.

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MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

24 members and company trainers update or earn credentials

MOST CONDUCTED OSHA 500 "train the trainer" classes in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 29-Feb 7 for 18 members and six company trainers seeking to attain or update credentials that will allow them to teach OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 classes.

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Members of Local 83 complete Code training

Day 1 participants

THIRTY-ONE MEMBERS OF LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) received Boilermaker Code training Feb. 20-21, conducted by instructors Chuck Clancy and Fred Keith. The training is a mandatory program of the MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training) trust. MOST Safety and Training Representative Nicki Benson provided technical assistance.

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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.

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Local 4 receives Charles W. Jones Award

Page, Arizona, Local 4 BM-ST Louis Dodson, Jr. accepts the Charles W. Jones Award on behalf of his lodge. Left to right, IVP-WS J. Tom Bacca, Dodson, IP Newton Jones.

THE CHARLES W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year, went to Local Lodge 4 of Page, Arizona. International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to Local 4 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Louis Dodson, Jr. Local 4 is the seventh lodge to receive the award since its inaugural presentation to Local 154 (Pittsburg), in 2011.

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NTA Conference emphasizes partner cooperation

Tripartite partners share achievements in the Torrance Refinery turnaround. Left to right, AIP Jim Cooksey, Construction & Turnaround Services President Alan Black, IP Newton Jones, PBF Senior Vice President of Refining Herman Seedorf and IVP J. Tom Baca.

Event brings together owners, contractors and union

PARTNERS IN THE MOST National Tripartite Alliance met at the 32nd annual conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Oct. 2-5 to identify opportunities and challenges in keeping with the alliance’s goals of problem solving and improving industry performance.

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SEA Tripartite meets on industry issues

TVA Senior Program Manager for Industrial Relations Jerry Payton speaks about the Boilermaker Code during a presentation by MOST National Administrator Skipper Branscum (background).

Pension, recruitment, training, top agenda

PARTNERS IN THE Southeast Area Tripartite Alliance met April 10-12 in Destin, Florida, to review construction industry developments involving the Boilermakers, signatory contractors and owners.

Among the key topics addressed were changes to the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust and Boilermaker initiatives to ramp up training and recruitment.

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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.

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BNF office attends Boilermaker Code training

Front row, l. to r., Nicole Fergus, Cyndy DeKeyser, Christine King, Bridget Hillebert, Tonya Pavelac-Walker, Kathy James and Stephanie Leiker. Back row, l. to r., Branscum, Jasperson, Mario Rodriguez, Margaret Shriver, Rhonda Mahon-White and Brian McEnroe.

Twelve employees Of the Boilermakers National Funds attended MOST’s Boilermaker Code training Feb. 9 at the BNF office in Kansas City, Kansas. MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum led the training. Lori Jasperson, BNF Chief Operating Officer, said she felt it was important for the funds office to attend the class. “This training helps the staff stay connected to the Boilermaker culture and the people we serve,” she said.
 

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Local 108 receives Charles W. Jones Award

Birmingham, Alabama, Local 108 BM-ST Tim Simmons accepts the Charles W. Jones Award on behalf of his lodge. Left to right, IVP-SE Warren Fairley, Simmons, and IP Newton Jones.

THE CHARLES W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year, went to Local Lodge 108 of Birmingham, Alabama. International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to L-108 BM-ST Tim Simmons.

“I am very proud of what Local 108 has accomplished, and I credit everything to our members,” said Simmons. “It is because of their dedication, craftsmanship and desire to excel in training that we have achieved this recognition.”

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