Amphitheater dedication honors L-146 member

L-146 BM-ST addresses the crowd in February at the dedication to renaming of the AMTC amphitheater to the Henry Gusse Amphitheater.

Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) honored longtime member and union advocate Henry Gusse by renaming the amphitheater at their Apprentice and Mechanical Training Center in his name. Many current and former employees attended the dedication.

Mr. Gusse, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2018, at the age of 85, had been a L-146 member for 60 years. He founded his own company, Edmonton Exchanger, in 1975. It’s a manufacturing and maintenance shop, that now employs over 1,000 people. He retired as CEO in 2016.

The local memorialized his unquestionable dedication to the Boilermaker trade with the plaque that is now on display in the newly christened Henry Gusse Amphitheater.

“Through his tireless efforts and skills as a businessperson, he put many Boilermakers to work,” said L-146 BM-ST Hugh MacDonald. “He always paid fair wages for a day’s work, no questions asked.”