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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 56, Number 1
Jan 2017 to Mar 2017

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Included articles:

IVP-Northeast Haggerty retires after distinguished career, Western States breaks ground on new training center, CSO conference tackles industry challenges, Boilermakers’ USA shoot hits fundraising high, L-374 members learn Code during AEP Rockport project, Local 73 good Samaritan backs cross-Canada cyclist, and much, much more.

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Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, DIRECTOR, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 50 YEARS — Barry L. Mitchell.

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  NTL, L-1, L-13, L-60, L-69, L-83, L-502, L-549, L-627
Reporter  V56N1

Retiree plugs the Boilermakers union on American Pickers

WILSON MULL, a retired member of L-29 (Boston), appears on the History Channel’s American Pickers and barters off some of his extensive collection of old signs and antique stoves.

Show’s hosts barter for antiques

WILSON MULL, A retired member of Local 29 (Boston), bartered on the air with the hosts of the History Channel’s American Pickers during a December episode of the show. In addition to making money by selling off antiques, he gave the Boilermakers a positive mention at the beginning of the show, taped at his Rochester, Massachusetts, home.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V56N1

Baby on board with the Code

Little Parker Sullivan, son of Tommy and Nicole Sullivan, shows off his Boilermaker Code T-shirt. His father purchased the shirt last year while serving as a delegate to the 33rd Consolidated Convention. After going through MOST’s Boilermaker Code training, Tommy, L-154 (Pittsburgh), became an enthusiastic supporter. “It’s never too early to start living the Code,” he says.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-154
Reporter  V56N1

MOST holds project management training

Gerry Klimo introduces a skills development exercise in customer service.

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM 10 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training Fund. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Kansas City International Airport Jan. 23-27, the class teaches Boilermakers to take leadership roles in managing multi-craft projects, and to make decisions that positively benefit the owner, the contractor and the union.

Reporter  V56N1

BNF office attends Boilermaker Code training

Front row, l. to r., Nicole Fergus, Cyndy DeKeyser, Christine King, Bridget Hillebert, Tonya Pavelac-Walker, Kathy James and Stephanie Leiker. Back row, l. to r., Branscum, Jasperson, Mario Rodriguez, Margaret Shriver, Rhonda Mahon-White and Brian McEnroe.

Twelve employees Of the Boilermakers National Funds attended MOST’s Boilermaker Code training Feb. 9 at the BNF office in Kansas City, Kansas. MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum led the training. Lori Jasperson, BNF Chief Operating Officer, said she felt it was important for the funds office to attend the class. “This training helps the staff stay connected to the Boilermaker culture and the people we serve,” she said.
 

Reporter  V56N1

Local 11 wins national safety award

Local 11 BM-ST Jess LaBuff second from right, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of Local 11 (Helena, Montana). Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) IP Newton Jones, NACBE President Greg Purdon, IVP-WS J. Tom Baca and NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson.

Safety records improve in two areas

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2016 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Florida on March 5-9.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-11
Reporter  V56N1

L-83 Boilermakers shine on Jeffrey Energy Center outages

Boilermakers position a reheat outlet header onto a trolley assembly. Left to right, Vitaliy Shevchenko, Vasiliy Shevchenko, Charlie Clark, Jared Brindley and Wade Adams.

Members replace re-heat outlet headers, air heater baskets

LOCAL 83 (KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) Boilermakers employed by Day & Zimmermann are demonstrating their skills at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys, Kansas, where crews are working the spring outage on Unit 1. The job follows on the heels of the Unit 2 fall outage, successfully completed late last year. Jeffrey Energy Center is the largest fossil power generation plant in Kansas, with three units rated at a combined 2,155 MW.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V56N1

IVP-Northeast Haggerty retires after distinguished career

D. David Haggerty

IEC elects Fultz to succeed

INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, Northeast Section, D. David Haggerty will retire May 1 after nearly six years as an IVP and a Boilermaker career spanning four decades. He will be succeeded by CSO Executive Director John Fultz.

The changes were announced March 6 by International President Newton B. Jones during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Marco Island, Florida.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-5/175, L-45
Reporter  V56N1

CB&I’s O’Connor praises Boilermaker Code

[Addressed to MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum]

Dear Mr. Branscum:

On behalf of Eddie Downs and myself, many thanks to MOST and Local One for inviting CB&I to participate in the new Boilermaker Code class this week in Chicago. Our class was led by John Skermont [now deceased], Patrick Gallagher, and Tony Smarra, all of whom did a great job.

Locals  L-1
Reporter  V56N1

CSO conference tackles industry challenges

 IP Newton Jones announces IVP Haggerty retirement, Fultz election.

Pension changes headline meeting

CONSTRUCTION LODGE LEADERS from across North America gathered in Marco Island, Florida, March 6-9 to address challenges, opportunities and changes affecting the Boilermaker membership.

International President Newton B. Jones began his remarks by announcing the retirement of IVP-NE David Haggerty, the IEC’s election of ED-CSO John Fultz to that office as well as staff changes in Construction Sector Operations.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V56N1

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