Alstom credits L-128 for proving value of union contractors

WE WOULD LIKE to thank and commend the Boilermaker crew that Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario) dispatched to the Timmins Kiddmet site last spring.

Day after day, without exception, this group of Boilermakers produced an excellent quality of work. Their cooperative attitude, friendly manner, and willingness to work left behind a very good impression.

The dedication and professionalism shown by this group under some very difficult situations earned the respect of all who observed.

According to our Falconbridge contact on site, “This was the best crew we’ve ever seen working on our site — safety, skill, and attitude wise.”

We believe that this customer now realizes the benefit in using a union contractor for this sort of work, and they recognize the benefit that Alstom and the Boilermakers brought to their site.

What else can be said other than we appreciate the efforts of all the Boilermakers involved on this contract, it was a pleasure to work with these people and we thank all of you for your excellent work.

Larry Ste. Croix, construction supervisor
Bruce Naim, project manager
Marty Albright, EHS labour relations manager

The Venture expresses appreciation to L-60

ON BEHALF OF the Venture Management Team at the Byron Nuclear Station we would like to express our appreciation to the staff and members of Boilermakers Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) for their support in helping us successfully accomplish our goals for B1R14.

The support of your staff in recruiting Boilermakers to support our outage work was excellent, and the support shown by the members of Local 60 to execute our outage commitments was exemplary. We especially appreciate the compliance to our safety program, which helped us achieve an outage without an OSHA recordable incident.

Again, our thanks go to you (Ed Hebert, L-60 BM-ST), your staff, and your members who supported us.

Bob Vivian, project manager
Jacci Schlosser, work control support
Fred Talsma, project support

FirstEnergy applauds Local 154 on outage work

It gives me great pleasure to once again thank you [BM Ray Ventrone]and the Boilermakers of Local 154 [Pittsburgh]. Your membership continually demonstrates a commitment for excellence. As an observer, I personally see that commitment and I also see the pride on the faces of your membership. You don’t see much of that these days.

Your membership again gave above and beyond effort to return our units 6 and 7 from a forced outage in safe and record time. I commend you and each member of Local 154.

I would also like to mention at this time that the Boilermakers working our massive AQC [air quality control] project also demonstrate this commitment for excellence.

Please let your membership know of my appreciation. If there is anything you need from me, please give me a call at your convenience.

Frank A. Lubich, FirstEnergy
W.H. Sammis Plant, Scranton, Ohio