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Canadian Boilermakers conduct first master rigger course

Members attend the first Canadian Master Rigger Course. Left to right, Jim Beauchamp, National Training Program coordinator/instructor; Kyle Howard; Bruce Callihoo; Gabriel Gauthier; Grant Kostner; Ross Gartner (crouching); John Wells, crane operator; Fred Wright; and Russell Reid, Local 146 instructor.

New L-146 training centre hosts four days of training

THE FIRST MASTER rigger course developed for Canadian Boilermakers took place at the Local 146 training centre in Edmonton, Alberta, last December. The four-day course was a joint initiative between Boilermaker National Training, Local 146 and the Canadian local lodges to enhance the rigging knowledge and expertise of our members in the area of rigging.

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Locals  L-146
Reporter  V54N1

Triple Nickel celebrates 60 years

INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS AND L-555 BUSINESS MANAGERS, past and present, celebrate the lodge’s 60th anniversary. Left to right, IST Bill Creeden; IR Norm Ross (BM-ST, Feb. 1996-Nov. 2006); Dallas Rogers, (BM-ST, Nov. 2006-Nov. 2011); current BM-ST Emile Gareau; Ken Pasaluko, (BM-ST, Oct. 1967-July 1972); Dan Semenyk, (BM-ST, Oct. 1966-March 1967); and IVP-Canada Joe Maloney.

LOCAL LODGE 555, the “Triple Nickel,” celebrated its 60th anniversary in Regina, Saskatchewan, January 10 with a dinner and dance. Some 400 members and guests attended the event, including four former business managers.

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L-60 members complete OSHA 30

EIGHT MEMBERS OF Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) completed OSHA 30 training last September. Front row, l. to r., instructor Darren Lindee, Denis Burress, Suzan Besimi and Joe Palazzo. Back row, l. to r., Jason Johnston, Lucas Balek, Aaron Lochbaum, Mark Walbeeser and Henry McGlothlin.

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Locals  L-60
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Navy launches L-696-built LCS 7

LCS 7 is rolled out of the assembly building for additional work prior to launch.

Littoral combat ship will be named USS Detroit

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 696 reached another milestone October 18 with the launch of the U.S. Navy’s LCS 7 into the Menominee River at the shipyard of Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis. Marinette Marine is a subsidiary of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

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Locals  L-696
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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-83, L-193, L-647, L-1510
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L-158 celebrates Labor Day

Local 158 celebrates Labor Day

LOCAL 158 (Peoria, Ill.) members and their families turned out in good numbers September 1 for the annual Peoria Labor Day Parade organized by the West Central Illinois Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Members of the lodge are employed by Komatsu America Corp.’s Peoria Manufacturing Operation, Mining Division. They build large (up to 360-ton payload), off-road mining trucks for mining applications around the world. They also support mining equipment produced at other Komatsu facilities, such as bulldozers, excavators, and wheel loaders.

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International announces 2014 scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2014 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 28 recipients, with $40,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $10,000 to Canadian applicants.

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L-29 member hikes 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

Holland and Miss Kay take a break along the trail.

Adventure takes more than five months

IF YOU EVER plan to hike the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail, Dola Holland has some advice. Pack light. Bring rain gear. Plan on cold weather, even in the South.

Holland, a member of Local 29 (Boston) and his 4-year-old black lab, Miss Kay, made the five-and-a-half-month trek in 2013, starting in Maine on June 11 and ending in Georgia on November 23. It was a trip that had captured his imagination for some time, especially as the trail meanders close to his home near Plymouth, Vermont.

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Boilermakers back Wounded Warriors fishing event

Marlin Gatlin, left, a wounded warrior from Mississippi, stands with fishing partner Larry Horseman, a retired L-83 president.

L-83’s Horseman partners up with Army vet from Mississippi

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION and Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) made substantial donations to the annual Wounded Warriors “Fishing for Freedom” tournament on Truman Lake recently, becoming one of the event’s primary sponsors, along with IBEW Local 124, also of Kansas City.

Hosted by the Leavenworth, Kan., Bass Fishing Club, the tournament matches up wounded veterans with boat-owning volunteers who want to give something back to those who have given so much in the service of our nation.

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Locals  L-83
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