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Immigrant finds rewarding life in Boilermakers union

Oscar Davila, L-92’s president and acting business manager.

Local 92’s Davila worked his first “job” at age 7

NINETEEN YEARS AGO — just four years after emigrating to the U.S. from Mexico — Oscar Davila was working a job to nowhere in the Los Angeles area when he heard about the Boilermakers from an unlikely source — an ironworker. That conversation changed the direction of his life. Since then, Davila, president and acting business manager of Los Angeles’ Local 92, has worked hard and smart, with both determination and ingenuity.

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Locals  L-92

‘Fight Back’ gives back to Navajo Nation

Retired IR Gary Evenson volunteers with Adopt-A-Native-Elder on the Navajo Reservation near Winslow, Arizona.

Local 4 forms as a direct result of recruiting Navajos

DURING A CHILLY, windy week in mid-October, retired IR Gary Evenson spent his time volunteering with Adopt-A-Native Elder to deliver food, clothing and supplies to elderly Navajos living on the reservation near Winslow, Arizona. Boilermakers began supporting 40 native elders through Adopt-A-Native Elder in 2017, but the union’s relationship with members of the Navajo Nation began long before that.

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Locals  L-4

Jim Phillips amasses 60-year antler collection

Jim Phillips stands inside “Jim’s Horn House.”

Retired D239 member finds bony treasure in Montana’s back country

IF THERE WERE a world record for most antlers collected by an individual, Jim Phillips would certainly be in the running. A retired member of Local D239 (Three Forks, Montana), Phillips has acquired more than 16,000 antlers over six decades of scouring the back country surrounding his home. His passion to collect has earned him the nickname Antlerman.

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Locals  L-D239

Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

SCOUTS FROM TROOP 1028 in Platte City, Missouri, spent a few evenings this past winter at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) learning about weld and cutting processes and tool identification, as well as watching demonstrations of welding and torch and plasma cutting. To cap off their week, the scouts worked with Boilermakers to make a popcorn popper for the troop’s next camping trip, and they earned a merit badge.

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L-693 member hustles his way to helping others

Local 693’s Terrence Nellum, left, receives the Hustle Award from Tee McCovey, public relations director for the Mississippi United Way for Jackson and George Counties.

TERRENCE NELLUM, LOCAL 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi), personifies the word “hustle,” at least according to the United Way. Nellum, who works at Ingalls Shipbuilding, signed up over 180 new United Way donors, earning himself the non-profit’s first Hustle Award.

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Locals  L-693

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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Locals  L-1, L-4, L-83, L-D500, L-647, L-744
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Retired Boilermaker rings in art skills

Retired L-592 Boilermaker Ed McCormack rings his latest piece of sculpture — an iron bell that weighs about 180 pounds. Photo credit: Patrick Ford, Okmulgee Times Editor

Ed McCormack designs artwork for his community

EVERY CRAFTSMAN IS an artist. In retirement, Ed McCormack, Local 592 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), has turned his welding art to crafting metal sculpture and furniture. Over the years, his artwork has ranged from an extraordinary public bench to bells of all sizes.

Locals  L-592

Lone Star District swears in officers

Lone Star District swears in officers

Recently elected officers of the Lone Star District assemble for swearing-in at the Local 132 (Galveston, Texas) union hall September 6. From l. to r., Vice President Mark Thompson, Trustee James Brewer, Trustee Jesse Esparza, District Manager-Executive Secretary Clay Herford, President Herman Sullivan and Trustee Chairman/Recording Secretary Jason McNutt. International Vice President Warren Fairley performed the ceremony.

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Locals  L-132

Boy Scouts earn badges, learn merits of being a Boilermaker

Boy Scouts earn a Model Design and Building merit badge by completing mock reeving project. From left to right: L-627’s Gary Bain, and Scouts Henry Flatt and Nathan Schrepfer.

Scouts complete mock reeving project with Local 627

BOY SCOUTS AND Boilermaker goals matched up perfectly when Scouts from the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council met up with Local 627 (Phoenix) and the Western States Apprenticeship Program. The Scouts fulfilled a goal to provide its members with career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. The local got an audience of young, prospective apprentices to educate. And the Scouts themselves earned their Model Design and Building merit badges.

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Locals  L-627
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