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A sister’s journey in the Brotherhood

Angie Holder is a 20-year member of Local 363 in Belleville, Illinois.

Mutual respect between the sexes is vital for success

WHEN ANGIE HOLDER started out as an apprentice 20 years ago at Local 363 (Belleville, 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

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

Retiree plugs the Boilermakers union on American Pickers

WILSON MULL, a retired member of L-29 (Boston), appears on the History Channel’s American Pickers and barters off some of his extensive collection of old signs and antique stoves.

Show’s hosts barter for antiques

WILSON MULL, A retired member of Local 29 (Boston), bartered on the air with the hosts of the History Channel’s American Pickers during a December episode of the show. In addition to making money by selling off antiques, he gave the Boilermakers a positive mention at the beginning of the show, taped at his Rochester, Massachusetts, home.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V56N1

Baby on board with the Code

Little Parker Sullivan, son of Tommy and Nicole Sullivan, shows off his Boilermaker Code T-shirt. His father purchased the shirt last year while serving as a delegate to the 33rd Consolidated Convention. After going through MOST’s Boilermaker Code training, Tommy, L-154 (Pittsburgh), became an enthusiastic supporter. “It’s never too early to start living the Code,” he says.

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Locals  L-154
Reporter  V56N1

Remembering Number 17

Mary Claire, Julianna and Jack Borzell

Local 13 family keeps son’s memory alive with philanthropy

RETIRED BUSINESS AGENT Jack Borzell, his wife Mary Claire, and daughter Julianna have turned the tragic loss of their son and brother, John, into a positive mission of honor and remembrance.

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Locals  L-13
Reporter  V56N1

Power Generation: Adapting to New Labor Demands in Power Plant Construction

The PipeWorx 350 FieldPro system has helped Boilermakers Local 92 train members in easier-to-learn and more productive advanced wire welding processes which, in turn, have helped the union meet the increasing demand for skilled workers on a wider variety of jobsites in southern California and southern Nevada.

Boilermakers Local 92 (Bloomington, CA) is experiencing significant growth in labor demand, caused in part by a recently enacted state law that impacts refinery jobs. The law requires that 60 percent of the skilled workers employed by contractors at refineries and chemical manufacturing facilities be graduates of state-approved apprenticeship programs.

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Locals  L-92

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