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DNCL member reflects on 50 years with Linwood Mining

Richard “Pete” Petersen recently retired after 50-years at Linwood Mining & Materials Corp. near Davenport, Iowa.

Pete Petersen started career at 17

WHEN RICHARD “PETE” Petersen, a 50-year member of the National Cement Lodge (DNCL), started working in 1967 at Linwood Mining & Minerals Corp. near Davenport, Iowa, he was a 17-year-old high school student. He worked 40 hours a week on Linwood’s second shift while finishing his senior year of high school during the day. When he wasn’t working, studying or sleeping, he also found time to work on area farms, cleaning barns and planting crops.

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Retired Boilermaker creates life-sized sculptures

Edward Goodhart, in his North Providence, Rhode Island, shop takes a break from detail work.

Goodhart’s work is on display in homes and churches

A BOY WIELDING a hockey stick, a Canadian Catholic saint, a colorful turtle — these are some of Local 29 (Boston) retiree Edward Goodhart’s creations. In the 10 years since his retirement, Goodhart has combined his Boilermaker skills with sculpting techniques to bring his ideas to life using metal, wood and stone at his North Providence, Rhode Island, home.

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Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-11, L-83, L-D500, L-549, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V56N3

Former L-659 members create ‘baby’ Gateway Arch

Ed Atwood solicits comments from former Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch project in the 1960s.

Builders of original monument dedicate structure near Warren, PA

A SMALL GROUP of former Boilermakers who helped build the nation’s tallest monument, the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, can now look upon a 1/45 scale (14-foot-tall) version of the structure near Warren, Pennsylvania, the small town where they once worked on the famous project.

Locals  L-659
Reporter  V56N3

Local 85 supports Ohio gubernatorial candidate on Labor Day

BOILERMAKERS FROM LOCAL 85 (TOLEDO, OHIO) express their support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Betty Sutton as they prepare to march in their city’s Labor Day parade. Sutton is the daughter of former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member, Leo Sutton. Paul McGrew, L-85, stands with Sutton in front of fellow lodge members gathered downtown.

Locals  L-85
Reporter  V56N3

A sister’s journey in the Brotherhood

Angie Holder is a 20-year member of Local 363 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Mutual respect between the sexes is vital for success

WHEN ANGIE HOLDER started out as an apprentice 20 years ago at Local 363 (East St. Louis, Illinois), she understood that working in a male-dominated profession would have its challenges. But Holder notes that since her first day on the job, the rewards of working as a Boilermaker have outweighed any trials she’s faced.

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Locals  L-363
Reporter  V56N3

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 55 YEARS — Kenneth Malecki; and
  • 25 YEARS — Kevin Conde, Kenneth Nading.

Local 29 • Boston

CHARLES T. HANCOCK, BM-ST of Local 29, Boston, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-29, L-60, L-83, L-D92, L-191, L-454, L-647
Reporter  V56N2

Local 106 members create twin towers replica for 9/11 memorial

Jim Stapf, L-106, installs a stainless steel replica of the World Trade Center’s twin towers on the 911 Steel traveling memorial. Photo courtesy of Fred Anderson

Traveling memorial honors victims of the World Trade Center attack

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 106 (Cincinnati) created a stunning 7-foot replica of the twin towers as an addition to 9/11 Steel, a Cincinnati traveling memorial honoring the victims of 9/11. The original memorial consisted of a 12-foot section of twisted structural steel from the World Trade Center that had been donated to the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati and maintained by volunteers of the city’s Goodtimers Foundation. For years, the steel had been displayed alone, on a flatbed trailer.

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Locals  L-106
Reporter  V56N2

Quilt brings in $4,240 for disaster relief

JoBeth Allison displays the quilt she made to support the Disaster Relief Fund. At left is Director of Health and Safety Services Mark Garrett.

JoBeth Allison crafts unique fund raiser

JOBETH ALLISON, wife of Local 69 (Little Rock, Arkansas) BM-ST Rodney Allison, used her quilt-making skills for an especially good cause – raising money for the Boilermakers’ Disaster Relief Fund. To create the quilt, she contacted construction lodges throughout the Southeast Section and requested T-shirts specific to each lodge. Then she worked the T’s into the quilt design. She also used T-shirts from MOST and the Southeast Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Locals  L-69
Reporter  V56N2

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, DIRECTOR, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 50 YEARS — Barry L. Mitchell.

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  NTL, L-1, L-13, L-60, L-69, L-83, L-502, L-549, L-627
Reporter  V56N1

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