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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 46, Number 3
Jul 2007 to Sep 2007

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Local 73 builds first Canadian cruise ship since the 1930's, Blacksmith's keep the T rolling, Local 128 opens new union hall in Toronto, Local 555’s Mollison wins Canadian apprentice contest, Local lodge leaders, staff attend 2007 Summer Training Institutes, and much, much more...

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Setting the nozzle

David French (Local 359) lines up the spot.

THE EXERCISES USED to test apprentices often seem easier than they turn out to be. The nozzle exercise is a good example. Contestants were required to cut a hole in the side of a vessel and attach a nozzle.

The steps are deceptively simple: choose a spot, measure and mark a perimeter, cut the hole, place the nozzle, and tack-weld it into place. But because the wall of the vessel is curved and the nozzle is also round, drawing and cutting the hole is not a simple exercise.

Locals  L-146, L-203, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V46N3

Local 555 presents gift to IR Norm Ross

Intl. Rep Norm Ross accepts a Robert Bateman print from the members of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

WHEN NORM ROSS accepted his appointment as an Intl. rep for the Boilermakers union in Oct. 2006, he had to step down as business manager of Local 555 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A Local 555 member since 1969, Ross had served his local first as an assistant business manager for seven years, then as its business manager and secretary-treasurer for 10 years. At this year’s April monthly meeting, members of Local 555 gave Ross a gift in appreciation of all his efforts on their behalf.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-555
Reporter  V46N3

Boilermakers on L-92 job save heart attack victim

Boilermakers employed by Nooter at Chevron’s El Segundo, Calif., refinery saved the life of a heart attack victim July 1. Administering CPR were, front row, second and third from left, Richard Six, Local 92 (Los Angeles) and Ed Sullivan, Local 237 (Hartford, Conn.). Bill Schmidt, front row, far left, a Chevron operations supervisor and member of the Steelworkers, also assisted in the life-saving effort.

Crew springs into action at Chevron refinery

RICHARD SIX KNEW something was wrong as soon as the door to the break trailer at Chevron’s El Segundo, Calif., refinery flew open. Local 92 (Los Angeles) Boilermakers on the Nooter outage crew spilled out of the trailer in a mad rush.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-92
Reporter  V46N3

Reporter  V46N3

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