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L-449 supports special needs group

Shipbuilding lodge reaches out to Sunshine House

LOCAL LODGE 449 (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin) recently announced that it has engaged with Sunshine House, Inc. to assist with the union’s mailing services. L-449 President Stephen “JR” Bowen said Sunshine House, located in Door County, provides those with special needs and disabilities opportunities to be productive, and the lodge is happy to support that mission.

“The membership of Local 449 believes that community involvement is vital in keeping with the values of being a good union organization and citizen,” he stated.

Pictured above, l. to r., front row, are SHI clients Tiffany, Keith, Patrick, Mary Jo and James. Back row, l. to r., are SHI clients Sherita and Kim and L-449 officers: President Bowen, Trustee Gabriel Host-Jablonski, Recording Secretary Matthew Malvitz, Inspector Kurt Schley, Trustee Brian DeGrave, Vice President Shawn Claflin, Chairman of Trustees Mark Schroeder and Secretary-Treasurer Lee Claflin.

Local 449 members are employed at Bay Shipbuilding Company, a subsidiary of Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC. The lodge received its union charter in 1941.