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What’s cooking at Vulcan? Perfection.

Mark Campbell, fabrication TIG welder, inspects his work after TIG welding a convection oven outer door skin that will hold window glass.

Local S50 makes the equipment that serves up quality

IN A HIGH-END restaurant known for its steaks, a customer anticipates the juicy porterhouse he’s ordered. He’s hungry, and as he sips a nice cabernet and chats over the appetizers, he thinks about the melt-in-your-mouth, warm-red-centered, savory-seared goodness that’s to come. It’s the most expensive item on the menu. So, the steak stakes are high: If the chef misses the mark, chances are the customer won’t be back.

But there’s no worry, because when it arrives, the meat is perfect—just as it always is.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-S50
Reporter  V58N1

Boilermakers shine on Huntington Beach Energy Center job

Huntington Beach Energy Center

SAFETY AND HARD work — and having the right Boilermaker craftsmen on the job — were the keys to success for Local 92 (Los Angeles) on two recent Kiewit projects: AES Corp.’s Huntington Beach Energy Center and Alamitos Energy Center.

The Huntington Beach Energy Center is a “2x1” combined cycle power plant consisting of two combustion turbine generators (CTG), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), one steam turbine generator (STG), and a 30-cell air-cooled condenser (ACC).

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-92
Reporter  V58N1

Political friend, former congressman John Dingell dies at 92

John Dingell (Photo: Detroit News file photo)

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF Boilermakers mourns the loss of former Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan 12th), who passed away Feb. 7. Dingell, who was the longest serving member of the United States Congress, was often a political ally to the Boilermakers union. He served on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which he chaired for 15 years, and was known as a champion for working people.

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Locals award service pins

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-4, L-83, L-D500, L-647, L-744
Reporter  V57N4

Boilermakers win 10 ILCA awards

Boilermakers win 10 ILCA awards

Group honors IBB for magazine, video and promo material

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR Communications Association has announced that creative work produced by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has won 10 awards of excellence in Labor Communications.

The Boilermakers Communications Department received the following:

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Reporter  V58N1

Retired Boilermaker rings in art skills

Retired L-592 Boilermaker Ed McCormack rings his latest piece of sculpture — an iron bell that weighs about 180 pounds. Photo credit: Patrick Ford, Okmulgee Times Editor

Ed McCormack designs artwork for his community

EVERY CRAFTSMAN IS an artist. In retirement, Ed McCormack, Local 592 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), has turned his welding art to crafting metal sculpture and furniture. Over the years, his artwork has ranged from an extraordinary public bench to bells of all sizes.

Locals  L-592
Reporter  V58N1

Lone Star District swears in officers

Lone Star District swears in officers

Recently elected officers of the Lone Star District assemble for swearing-in at the Local 132 (Galveston, Texas) union hall September 6. From l. to r., Vice President Mark Thompson, Trustee James Brewer, Trustee Jesse Esparza, District Manager-Executive Secretary Clay Herford, President Herman Sullivan and Trustee Chairman/Recording Secretary Jason McNutt. International Vice President Warren Fairley performed the ceremony.

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Locals  L-132

Workers at EP Minerals join the Boilermakers

Workers at EP Minerals join the Boilermakers

EMPLOYEES OF EP Minerals in Fernley, Nevada, voted 22 to 3 to join the Boilermakers. The National Labor Relations Board certified the result shortly after the Aug. 22 vote, and contract negotiations will begin in January.

“Workers at the EP Minerals plant in Fernley wanted and deserved a voice in their workplace, and they’ve found that with the Boilermakers,” said Steve Adair, who is an ISO organizer. “They work hard every day to make EP Minerals a success. Being represented by the Boilermakers will give them input into their benefits, wages and working conditions.”

Reporter  V57N4

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