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Local 146 helps frontline workers during COVID-19 crisis

Members of Local 146 collect masks to protect health care and essential retail workers in their province.

WHEN LOCAL 146 (serving Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta) BM-ST Hugh MacDonald opened a recent e-mail from member Meeka Faucher suggesting a “mask drive,” he jumped into action. Shortly after, the call went out for masks to donate to Alberta Health Services and workers at essential retail stores.

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Helmets to Hardhats forges Marine into career Boilermaker

L-549 BM-ST Tim Jefferies had a 12-year career with the U.S. Marines before starting his own business ventures and eventually finding his way to the Boilermakers union through Helmets to Hardhats.

THINGS WERE GOING pretty well for Tim Jefferies after his 12-year career in the U.S. Marines.

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75-year pin presented to L-40’s Reedy

L-40 BM-ST Mike Autry presents Herbert Reedy with his 75-year pin.

BROTHER HERBERT “H.H.” Reedy, also known as “A ‘Bear,” received his milestone 75-year pin from Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Kentucky) BM-ST Mike Autry January 24, 2020, commemor

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World-championship para-cycling team gets kick-start from L-101

Paige Gray and Stephanie Zundel (tandem cycle on right) work their way up the pack at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Ontario. Gray is a control room operator at Black Hills Power in Pueblo, Colorado, and L-101 sponsors the racing duo.

WHAT STARTED OUT as a conversation about expensive hobbies led to Local 101 (Denver) learning about some unsung “hometown heroes”—and quickly becoming fans and supporters.

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Douin retires from national inspection board

D-NRS-CSO Tim Simmons, left, presents a retirement gift from the Boilermakers to Dave Douin, Boilermaker and outgoing executive director of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

FROM DAVE DOUIN’S years as a Boilermaker to his final job as executive director for the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, the work life of this Local 363 (East St.

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Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Babcock & Wilcox asks L-744 members to install antique boiler

From l. to r., B&W’s Boilermaker superintendent Don Wallace, supervisor Eric Boggs, rigging engineer Steve Fox, construction manager Marty Crum, and L-744’s Steven Walters, foreman Stephen Ginley, Business Manager Martin Mahon and (kneeling) Gregory Pamer.

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 744 (Cleveland, Ohio) helped rig and mount the façade of a 150-horsepower cast iron front boiler built in 1876 by Babcock & Wilcox in the lobby of the

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