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L-83 gives to American Legion

L. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

Donation will help fund ADA-compliant restroom

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, Local 83 has donated $1,000 to American Legion Post 598 to help the veterans group fund an ADA-compliant restroom. Participating in the check presentation at the union hall are, l. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

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Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N1

Local 128 helps build new home for disabled member

Jamie Stewart with his sister Terri Neely in his new house.

Boilermakers raise $35,000 for project as other unions, community support effort

IN 2016, JAMIE Stewart's house in Corunna, Ontario, was falling apart all around him. The foundation was sinking. The roof was falling in. Black mold threatened his health. It was a trying time for Stewart, a Local 28 (Toronto, Canada) apprentice who suffered a devastating swimming accident more than 20 year ago. That accident left him a quadriplegic.

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Locals  L-128
Reporter  V57N1

L-D366 retirees find support in cement network

L-D366 retirees attending the October 3, 2017, meeting included Marcel Aubin, Gerard Bastien, Maurice Berubé, Don Booth, Egon Burke, Antonio Cabral, Antonio Carnevale, Roger Caron, Gerry Colarusso, Frank Folcarelli, Nick Folcarelli, Bogdan Halas, Laszlo Illes, Giuseppe Iosue, Donald Ladouceur, Rosair Lavoie, Danilo Lenarduzzi, John McKnight, Ben Minino, Pierre Pommainville, James Reston, Raffaele Rummo, Tony Sabljak, Fausto Sciarra, Frank Skorija, Kiro Stojanoski, Attilio Ventresca, Bruno Vienneau, George V

WHAT STARTED OUT as a loose network of retired Local D366 (Mississauga, Ontario) members that stayed in touch with one another has grown into something more, says Pierre Pommainville, who retired in 2009 from the Mississauga Cement Plant after 35 years. He organized a get-together for coffee back in 2010, and was pleased to see 15 retirees show up. That first event went so well that the group has more than doubled in size. Retirees from the Ogden Point Quarry are also part of the group. In 2016, Mississauga Cement Plant invited retirees from the group to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Locals  L-D366
Reporter  V57N1

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-83, L-433, L-647
Reporter  V56N4

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.

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Locals  L-449
Reporter  V56N4

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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Reporter  V56N4

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.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V56N4

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.

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Reporter  V56N3

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