New contract summaries

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

Local M6 — Chicago

Effective April 4, 2007 to April 6, 2008, for 50 members of Local M6, Chicago, who work at Midwestern Rustproof.

Local M13 — St. Louis, Mo.

Effective May 24, 2007 to May 31, 2009, for 18 members of Local M13, St. Louis, Mo., who work in production at the Diamond Plating Co., where workers have been performing commercial nickel and chrome plating for over 45 years.

Local M18 — Buffalo, N.Y.

Effective Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2009, for members of Local M18, Buffalo, N.Y., who work at the Bastain Co., and effective April 14, 2007 to May 7, 2010, for Local M18 members who work at Gettinge Sourcing LLC.

Local 83 — Kansas City, Mo.

Effective Nov. 30, 2006 to Nov. 20, 2009, for 35 members of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., who manufacture heat transfer equipment for the utility industry [including heat recovery steam generators (HRSG’s), packaged industrial boilers, gas coolers, and related waste heat recovery boilers] at the Chanute Manufacturing Co., and effective Feb. 1, 2007 to Jan. 31, 2010, for 64 Local 83 members who make concrete pipe forms out of iron at the Quinn Machine and Foundry Corp.

Local 104 — Seattle

Effective May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2012, for six members of Local 104, Seattle, who repair barges, tugs, and small vessels for Duwamish Marine Services; effective July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2009, for 64 Local 104 members who repair ships at the Lake Union Drydock; effective Feb. 15, 2007 to Feb. 1, 2010, for 25 members who perform dockside ship repair at Puglin Engineering Inc.; and effective Feb. 14, 2007 to Feb. 29, 2012, for 40 Local 104 members who work in the new construction of barges at U.S. Barge LLC.

Local D106 — Mason City, Iowa

Effective May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2010, for 100 members of Local D106, Mason City, Iowa, who work at the Lehigh Cement Co. Lehigh and its affiliated companies produce gray, white, custom colored, and blended cements; aggregates; ready-mix concrete; concrete pipe and block; pre-cast and pre-stress concrete units, and related construction materials throughout North America.

Local 107 — Milwaukee

Effective May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2010, for 20 members of Local 107, Milwaukee, who perform boiler repair for the Becker Boiler Co. A full service boiler company, Becker has been providing high quality boiler equipment and services since 1956.

Local D132 — Lee, Mass.

Effective March 1, 2007 to Feb. 28, 2010, for members of Local D132, Lee, Mass., at Oldcastle Industrial Minerals. A leading supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mix concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States, Oldcastle Materials is a division of CRH, an international building materials group.

Local 146 — Edmonton, Alberta

Effective Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2009, for 82 members of Local 146, Edmonton, Alberta, at Melloy Industrial Services Inc. A nationwide industrial contractor, Melloy services the oil sands, refining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas industries.

Local 154 — Pittsburgh

Effective Feb. 1, 2007 to Jan. 31, 2008, for eight members of Local 154, Pittsburgh, who work at Apex Maintenance.

Local 159 — Mountain Top, Pa.

Effective Jan. 14, 2007 to Jan. 13, 2010, for members of Local 159, Mountain Top, Pa., who work at the Ashley Machine & Tool Co. In business since 1954, Ashley Machine is a tool and die machine shop. In 1964, Ashley opened its West Wyoming, Pa., plant, where these Local 154 members machine hatches for Grumman Aerospace for use in the Apollo Lunar Module Program, and machine catapult launching cylinder covers for the U.S. Navy carrier fleet.

Local S185 — Belleville, Ill.

Effective April 15, 2007 to April 15, 2008, for 33 members of Local S185, Belleville, Ill., who work in the fabrication shop at Roesch Inc. Founded in 1916, Roesch Inc. is a contract manufacturer specializing in products like commercial and residential cooking equipment (oven liners, broiler pans, cook tops, pan supports, control panels, pull handles, cook tops, stove grates, burner caps, trim vents, oven cavities, and many more), commercial and residential heating equipment (heat exchangers, burners, control panels, fireplace division panels, and numerous replacement parts), barbeque (wire grills; cast iron, drawn wire, and fabricated steel grills), and ice related products (ice merchandisers, ice bags).

Local 357 — Peru, Ind.

Effective May 14, 2007 to May 14, 2010, for 125 members of Local 357, Peru, Ind., who make small boilers for the Bryan Steam Corp. When Bryan was first founded in 1916, workers manufactured steam-powered tractors. But by 1922, the rising popularity of gasoline engines forced Bryan to abandon the tractor. However, they were able to use the concept of the tractor’s bent water tube boiler for other applications. Today, Bryan Steam continues to incorporate many of the features found in the original boiler of their steam tractor.

Local 359 — Vancouver, British Columbia

Effective Dec. 14, 2006 to Nov. 30, 2010, for 96 members of Local 359, Vancouver, British Columbia, who make portland cement at Lehigh Inland Cement Ltd. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lehigh Cement Company, Lehigh Inland is one of the leading suppliers of construction materials in North America. Products include two types of clinker, normal portland and sulphate resistant; from these they produce nine types of cement. In addition they distribute two additional products: white cement and fly ash.

Local 651 — Somerville, Mass.

Effective March 24, 2007 to March 23, 2008, for members of Local 651, Somerville, Mass., who work at the Northland Industrial Truck Co. (NITCO). Since 1969, NITCO has been a materials handling solutions provider in the New England region.