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C.W. Jones’ vision still going strong

C. W. Jones

OVER THE 60 YEARS Boilermakers have been holding summer seminars at the School for Workers, they’ve become an integral part of the Brotherhood’s training and leadership development. The program first began because of Charles W. Jones’ vision and passion for learning.

Reporter  V56N3

New BM-STs attend training in Kansas City

New BM-STs exchange ideas during a training session. From left: Clinton Penny, L-11; Kirk Cooper, L-60 and Wade Mason, L-110.

Four-day event draws 17 from every U.S. section

SEVENTEEN NEW BUSINESS managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States attended a training course Sept. 18-21 in Kansas City, Missouri, to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.


Members receive Code training at Local 363

First day participants

FIFTY-FIVE MEMBERS of Local 363 (East St. Louis, Illinois) completed Boilermaker Code training July 5-6. Instructors Chuck Clancy and Ed Hebert taught the class. MOST Mobilization and Training Representative Tony Smarra provided technical assistance.

Locals  L-363
Reporter  V56N3

Members receive Code training on Lackawanna job

Members receive Code training on Lackawanna job

MOST trainers conduct three classes in two days

NEARLY 150 MEMBERS working at the Lackawanna Energy Center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, completed Boilermaker Code training July 19-20. Prime contractor Kiewit hosted the training at the project site. Approximately 175 Boilermakers representing 30 locals from across the United States are on the job, building elements of a new 1,500 MW combined cycle gas plant. Local 13 (Philadelphia) has jurisdiction for the Boilermakers’ work.

Reporter  V56N3

Boilermakers embrace emerging welding technology

Members of L-92 train on the Miller PipeWorx 350 FieldPro. Front row, l. to r., Antonio Cardoso; Michael Ndipagbor; Leausa Finau; Karla Baeza; Oscar Davila, L-92 president and training instructor; Edwin Bogner, Miller Electric; Joe Acorn; and Tyler Rosenbaum.

Local 92 meets increasing demand for qualified craftsmen

LOCAL 92 (LOS ANGELES) is embracing new technology to stay attractive to contractors in a highly competitive market and to meet increased demand for qualified welders in California. For the past two years, L-92 has trained journeymen and qualified fourth-year apprentices in flux-core welding using PipeWorx 350 FieldPro, a regulated metal deposition (RMD™) system, according Oscar Davila, L-92 president and training instructor.

Locals  L-92
Reporter  V56N2

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

CB&I’s O’Connor praises Boilermaker Code

[Addressed to MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum]

Dear Mr. Branscum:

On behalf of Eddie Downs and myself, many thanks to MOST and Local One for inviting CB&I to participate in the new Boilermaker Code class this week in Chicago. Our class was led by John Skermont [now deceased], Patrick Gallagher, and Tony Smarra, all of whom did a great job.

Locals  L-1
Reporter  V56N1

L-374 members learn Code during AEP Rockport project

L-374 members listen to a presentation by MOST instructors Ray Parrot and Jim Porter.

Owner, contractor sponsor training for 100

NEARLY 100 MEMBERS of Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) received paid time off for Boilermaker Code training during a project to install a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system at the AEP Rockport, Indiana, plant February 21-23. The training was sponsored by AEP and contractor Graycor. The night shift attended the first session, and the day shift broke into two segments to attend training on the second and third days.

Locals  L-40, L-374, L-667
Reporter  V56N1

L-627 hosts Boilermaker Code training in New Mexico

Thirty-four members of L-627 and L-4 attend Boilermaker Code and steward/jurisdiction training in Farmington, New Mexico, Jan. 17-18. Jacob Evenson, L-627 BM-ST, is in the first row, fifth from left. Instructors include Code trainers Ernie Dorsey, first row, far left, and Steve Speed, first row, far right; and L-627 Assistant Business Manager and steward/jurisdiction trainer Richard Lerma, second row, far left. Jay Brophy, MOST representative/technical support is in the third row, far left.

Owner, contractor reps show support

LOCAL 627 (PHOENIX) hosted two days of Boilermaker Code and steward training Jan. 17-18 in Farmington, New Mexico, drawing more 34 members, including some from Local 4 (Page, Arizona).

The Boilermaker Code is the newest program of the MOST trust and is aimed at educating and inspiring members to work with absolute professionalism on every project. The program stresses the importance of “living the Code” to build trust and earn opportunities for more work.

Locals  L-4, L-627
Reporter  V56N1

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