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Hobart develops new welding rod

The shorter length of the new Boilermaker 8018 B2 welding rod lets a welder work in tight spots with less rod waste.

Grateful for L-108 support, company names rod the Boilermaker 8018 B2

LOCAL 108 BOILERMAKERS (Birmingham, Ala.) played a key role in the development of a new alloy welding rod designed specifically for use in the power generation industry. The new rod comes in a shorter length: 12 inches instead of the standard 14. The shorter length allows the welder to burn the rod without bending it to reach restrictive areas. Too often when a rod is bent, part of the rod is discarded, leading to unnecessary waste.

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Local S8 reaches out to community

Local S8 and the Big Ridge Co. donate $15,000 to the Share Your Blessings Program: l. to r., Rickie Phillips, Marzel Scates, Nicki Bishop, Katie Gulick, and Terry Ward of Big Ridge, and L-S8 Pres. Greg Fort and steward Tony Young.

Members participate in food drive, fund-raisers

MEMBERS OF LOCAL S8 (Equality, Ill.) spent their Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays helping others.

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Local 112 honors United Way liaison

Local 112 presents an award to United Way liaison Pat Rabbeitt. L. to r., J.M Crane, H.M. Turner, Dennis King, W.E. McDaniel, Mrs. Rabbeitt, John Nolen, C.T. Brooks, Don J. Staples, H.E. Turner, and H.E. Turner Jr.

Members thank Pat Rabbeitt for her efforts following Hurricane Katrina

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 112 (Mobile, Ala.) presented an award to United Way liaison Pat Rabbeitt at their August meeting for her tireless and unwavering support following Hurricane Katrina.

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Workers at nuclear outage dig deep for troops

Pictured (l. to r.) with a check for $8,270 are Dresden plant mgr. Dave Wozniak, L-17 steward Jim Bollin (Insulators), Deborah Trippiedi of Mom’s Cookies, L-1 steward Brett Hamilton (Boilermakers), L-916 steward Rick Wren (Carpenters), L-75 steward Paul Colabuono (Laborers), job site rep Jim Carpenter (L-1, Boilermakers), L-176 steward Mike Barkley (IBEW), L-444 steward Paul Falasca (Ironworkers), L-597 steward Bob Polancic (Pipe Fitters), and Stone & Webster site mgr. Graham Cross.

Stone & Webster employees raise over $8,000 for soldiers stationed overseas

UNION CONSTRUCTION WORKERS at Exelon’s Dresden Nuclear Station near Chicago have collected more than $8,000 for pre-paid phone cards and customized care packages for U.S. soldiers serving abroad.

The workers, employees of Stone & Webster Construction Inc., timed their donations to coincide with Veterans’ Day (Nov. 11).

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Local 154’s Crawford wins bear hunt

L-154’s Todd Crawford with the 300-pound bear he hunted on Escape to the Wild.

Member’s dream trip is televised on Escape to the Wild

TODD CRAWFORD, A member of Local 154 (Pittsburgh), loves to make people laugh, whether he is with friends or family, or creating an application video for Escape to the Wild, a TV show that surprises “hardworking” union members with the hunting or fishing trip of a lifetime.

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L-28’s Devlin chosen mayor of Wall, N.J.

L-28’s John Devlin, mayor of Wall, N.J.

Lodge’s legislative director becomes first Democrat to hold top township office

NOTCH ANOTHER POLITICAL first for John Devlin of Local 28 (Newark, N.J.). The lodge’s legislative director now holds the title of mayor of Wall, N.J. He is the first Democratic mayor in the history of the township, which was established in 1851. The community is a traditional Republican stronghold.

L-105 apprentice helps save life two days after CPR training

Nineteen-year-old Joshua Hutchinson, center, stands with L-105 instructors Richard Holland, left, and Bruce Stevens.

Proud retiree thankful his three sons knew what to do for swimming buddy

JOSHUA HUTCHINSON, 19, told his father he would probably never use the standard first aid and CPR training he received July 19 during his first apprenticeship classes at Local 105 (Chillicothe, Ohio). He could not have been more wrong.

On July 21, just two days after that training, Hutchinson would find himself in a life-saving situation.

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Local 555 presents gift to IR Norm Ross

Intl. Rep Norm Ross accepts a Robert Bateman print from the members of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

WHEN NORM ROSS accepted his appointment as an Intl. rep for the Boilermakers union in Oct. 2006, he had to step down as business manager of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A Local 555 member since 1969, Ross had served his local first as an assistant business manager for seven years, then as its business manager and secretary-treasurer for 10 years. At this year’s April monthly meeting, members of Local 555 gave Ross a gift in appreciation of all his efforts on their behalf.

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Local 158 supports Easter Seals Telethon

Komatsu Mining Systems matches union donations

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 158, Peoria, Ill., raised $2,000 for Easter Seals this year. L-158 President S. Mike Damm answered phones during the annual March 31-April 1 telethon, accepting donations for the help and hope of children with disabilities. He raised funds from Local 158 members who work at Komatsu Mining Systems and from two sister companies: Teleweld, out of Streater, Ill., and John Best & Sons, out of Galva, Ill. Komatsu then matched the donations.

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