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Boilermakers win six ILCA awards

International Labor Communications Association

Group cites IBB for publishing, video, photography, website

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR Communications Association has announced that creative work produced by the Boilermakers International has been selected for six awards of excellence.

The Communications Department received a first place award for Best Design/Newspapers and Newsletters; three second place awards for General Excellence/Website, Best Front Page/Cover, and Writing Awards/Best Profile; and a third place award for Best Photograph.

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Reporter  V57N1

MOST holds project management training

Pictured are, l. to r., Mark Garrett, D-H&SS; Joe Brender, Local 1 (Chicago); David Bobon, Local 13 (Philadelphia); Andy Jackson, Local 502 (Tacoma, Washington); Doug Hill, Local 242 (Spokane, Washington); Len Garaci Local 13; Randy Burchett, Local 744 (Cleveland); Chris Jenkins, Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio); Ryan Hunter, Local 11 (Helena, Montana); Jerry Hiatt, Local 502; Bridget Connors, MOST; and Skipper Branscum, MOST Administrator. Second row left to right; Jerry Klimo, Instructor; Rich Parker, Local 363 (E

SIXTEEN MEMBERS FROM 10 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 8-11 to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers' Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training Fund. The class, held at the Hilton near Kansas City International Airport, teaches Boilermakers to take leadership roles in managing multi-craft projects and to make decisions that benefit the owner, the contractor and the union. Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo and Chicago Bridge & Iron retired contractor Mike Suplizio instructed the class.

Reporter  V57N1

L-502 leads work on America's only new coal-fired power plant

Boilermakers working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks are building the only new coal-fired boiler in the United States.

Project will heat, power University of Alaska, Fairbanks

THIRTY-TWO MEMBERS of Local 502 (Tacoma, Washington), along with a few travelers, are constructing the only new coal-fired power plant in the United States for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Most of the other building trades from Alaska are also onsite, with Boilermakers logging the most man-hours and also running the project. L-502's Blaine Roulst works as the general superintendent.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-502
Reporter  V57N1

IVP Maloney receives Canada's Meritorious Service Cross

Governor General of Canada Julie Payette presents the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) to IVP Joe Maloney Dec. 12 in Ottawa, Ontario. MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2017

Honor recognizes Helmets to Hardhats initiative

INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT Joe Maloney has been presented Canada's Meritorious Service Cross for his work in founding the Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) program, which helps Canadian Armed Forces veterans find careers in the building trades when they leave the service. Governor General of Canada Julie Payette presented the decoration during ceremonies in Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 12.

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Reporter  V57N1

L-7's Spencer recounts history-making ship commissioning

The new USS Little Rock (LCS 9) littoral combat ship. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

Boilermaker-built USS Little Rock meets namesake in Buffalo

WHEN THE USS Little Rock littoral combat ship number 9 (LCS 9) was commissioned December 16, 2017, in Buffalo, New York, retired Local 7 member and former BNAP National Coordinator Marty Spencer was on hand to witness the historic event. It was historic because it marked the first time in the U.S. Navy's 242-year history that a new warship was commissioned alongside its namesake.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-7, L-696
Reporter  V57N1

L-D366 retirees find support in cement network

L-D366 retirees attending the October 3, 2017, meeting included Marcel Aubin, Gerard Bastien, Maurice Berubé, Don Booth, Egon Burke, Antonio Cabral, Antonio Carnevale, Roger Caron, Gerry Colarusso, Frank Folcarelli, Nick Folcarelli, Bogdan Halas, Laszlo Illes, Giuseppe Iosue, Donald Ladouceur, Rosair Lavoie, Danilo Lenarduzzi, John McKnight, Ben Minino, Pierre Pommainville, James Reston, Raffaele Rummo, Tony Sabljak, Fausto Sciarra, Frank Skorija, Kiro Stojanoski, Attilio Ventresca, Bruno Vienneau, George V

WHAT STARTED OUT as a loose network of retired Local D366 (Mississauga, Ontario) members that stayed in touch with one another has grown into something more, says Pierre Pommainville, who retired in 2009 from the Mississauga Cement Plant after 35 years. He organized a get-together for coffee back in 2010, and was pleased to see 15 retirees show up. That first event went so well that the group has more than doubled in size. Retirees from the Ogden Point Quarry are also part of the group. In 2016, Mississauga Cement Plant invited retirees from the group to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Locals  L-D366
Reporter  V57N1

Retired IVP-NE Michael Murphy passes

RETIRED NORTHEAST SECTION International Vice President Michael S. Murphy passed away Nov. 27. He was 71. He retired Sept. 1, 2004 after 36 years as a Boilermaker member. Murphy was the father of former IVP-NE Sean Murphy.

Locals  L-154
Reporter  V56N4

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-83, L-433, L-647
Reporter  V56N4

End of federal wind industry handouts is long overdue

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Billions in tax credits have propped up renewables, enriched corporations

THE WIND INDUSTRY is finally seeing a phase-out of the federal subsidies that have kept it alive over the past several decades. Ending that corporate cronyism is long overdue.

Reporter  V56N4

Hurricanes and fires affect dozens of Boilermakers

The Army National Guard helped those stranded in flood waters caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made an August landfall in Texas.

IBB Disaster fund helps members recover

A STRING OF natural disasters hit North America in 2017, causing destruction across the U.S. and Canada. Boilermakers in several regions were impacted by fires, hurricanes and flooding.

Reporter  V56N4

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