Week-long class held in Kansas City
TWENTY MEMBERS REPRESENTING 12 Boilermaker lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., July 14-19 to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund.
The class was established by MOST, the Boilermakers International union, and the National Tripartite Committee to teach Boilermakers how to manage projects in a business-like manner, make decisions that positively impact project goals, and provide an overall benefit to the owner, contractor, and union.
Construction Division Director Skipper Branscum, Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo, and Madison Industrial’s Mark Schneider taught the course, in coordination with MOST Representatives Bridget Connors and Brian Loftus.
Participants pictured include, left to right, front row: Kristian Harmon, L-83 (Kansas City, Mo.); Francis Limburger, L-83; Darrell Manroe, L-83; Wendell Jacobson, L-85 (Toledo, Ohio); James Ellerbush, L-85; Timothy Barker, L-85; and Bridget Connors.
Middle row: Jonthan Smith, L-5/Z-175 (New York); Joseph Wood, L-627 (Phoenix); Gregory Arman, L-667 (Charleston, W.Va.); Jeffrey Rose, L-107 (Milwaukee); Michael McCoy, L-667; Don Stapleton, L-627; Steve Collins, L-40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.); Shawn Morris, L-363 (East St. Louis); and Skipper Branscum.
Back row: Gerry Klimo, instructor; Tony Sonneman, L-647 (Minneapolis); Kory Olson, L-647; Jeffrey Jackson, L-83; Richard Wilson, L-110 (Hattiesburg, Miss.); Nathan Boyte, L-582 (Baton Rouge, La.); Maxwell Richardson, 108 (Birmingham, Ala.); Brian Loftus, MOST; and Mark Schneider.