THE CHARLES W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year, went to Local Lodge 108 of Birmingham, Alabama. International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to L-108 BM-ST Tim Simmons.
“I am very proud of what Local 108 has accomplished, and I credit everything to our members,” said Simmons. “It is because of their dedication, craftsmanship and desire to excel in training that we have achieved this recognition.”
Local 108 is the sixth lodge to receive the award since its inaugural presentation to Local 154 (Pittsburgh) in 2011. Other recipients have included Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio) 2012; Local 433 (Tampa, Florida) 2013; Local 11 (Helena, Montana) 2014; and Local 29 (Boston) 2015. MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum noted that starting next year the Boilermaker Code will be added to the Charles W. Jones Award criteria.