Boilermakers erect four absorber vessels at North Carolina steam station
Members of Local 30, Greensboro, N.C., have been working on several projects in their home state for Seattle-based PSF Industries Inc.
Their work for PSF is near completion at the Belews Creek Steam Station in Belews Creek, N.C., where they are erecting four 317 LMN absorber vessels for a flue gas desulphurization project.
According to PSF project manager Tim Schwartz, who is a member of Local 502 (Tacoma, Wash.), the job is over half-way done and is on schedule. He says the members have a great safety record and perform quality work.
“We have received great support and cooperation from Local 30 Bus. Mgr. Chuck Chapman,” Schwartz said. He wants to recognize the efforts of the Boilermaker leadership team, as well as the crew, for these projects: Rick Cowell (L-502); Harlan Hinkston (L-30); Adrian Hemby (L-30); Cody Hollinger (L-502); Bill Forbach (L-549, Pittsburg, Calif.); and Grant Metz (L-11, Helena, Mont.) “This is our second of three or four consecutive projects in North Carolina, and the teamwork with the local has been, and will continue to be, our key to joint success.”
The projects are being performed under a special Market Recovery Contract negotiated by PSF’s Stan Miller, NTD Director Bill Almond, and L-30 BM-ST Chapman. “Even though the contract allows employment of 50 percent NTL Boilermakers, Schwartz chose to employ nearly 100 percent Local 30 Boilermakers,” Chapman said. “Schwartz has been good to work with and very understanding about the importance of this work for Local 30 members. I want to thank our members who are working these projects for their exceptional performance and support of their home lodge.”