Week-long class held in KC
FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM eight Boilermaker lodges attended the MOST project management class held in Kansas City, Mo., January 12-17.
MOST stands for Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training. Created in 1989 as a joint labor-management trust fund operated by the Boilermakers union and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), MOST administers 17 programs to ensure the highest standards of excellence in the Boilermaker craft.
The project management class teaches Boilermakers how to conduct projects in a business-like manner, make decisions that positively impact project goals, and provide an overall benefit to the owner, contractor, and union.
Construction Division Director Skipper Branscum, Pittsburgh Local 154 instructor Gerry Klimo, and Madison Industrial’s Mark Schneider taught the course, in coordination with MOST Representatives Bridget Connors and Brian Loftus.
Participants pictured include, left to right, front row: Jake Jaffa, L-502 (Tacoma, Wash.); James Hoffman, L-105 (Chillicothe, Ohio); Dustin Moore, Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio); Steve Ginley, Local 744 (Cleveland); Bridget Connors; and Brian Loftus.
Middle row: Mark Gorecki, Local 107 (Milwaukee); Brad Guizzetti, Local 107; Mike Fernandez, Local 101 (Denver); David Galloway, Local 28 (Newark, N.J.); Tom Burgess, Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.); William Turner, Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.); and Skipper Branscum.
Back row: Gerry Klimo; Steve Chase, Local 169 (Detroit); Troy Jones, Local 27 (St. Louis); Mark Montague, Local 85; Kevin Coones, Local 83; Chris Knox, Local 83; and Mark Schneider.