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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 50, Number 2
Apr 2011 to Jun 2011

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Boilermakers excel at Prairie State power plant build, Boilermakers mourn the loss of Abe Breehey, Construction conference tackles industry issues, LEAP fires up delegates, Local 687 wins NACBE Safety Award, Boilermakers support Canadian workers’ memorial, Local 28’s Engle family lends a hand to historic documentary, and much, much more...

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Hunt thanks L-83, Brotherhood

We would like to thank Local 83 and all the Boilermakers for their kindness during these trying times. This is a long, rough road [for Dale Hunt and his family, due to his serious illness], and if not for the union, I don’t know where we would be. Even during a difficult economy, the Brotherhood still stands strong and united. We are so thankful for the union and all its benefits. So if anyone ever gets to wondering if it’s all worth it, trust me, it is — and your brothers have got your back.

All of your cards and heartfelt prayers mean so much to our family.

Locals  L-83
Reporter  V50N2

L-73 Boilermaker celebrates 50 years in the field

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the reception held on March 18th to celebrate my 50th year as an active Boilermaker. Special thanks to Glen Aker, Ernie Aker, [L-73 BM-ST] Kevin Chaisson, and “Big” Joe Linthorne, for providing music. Thanks also to Derek Carey, Kevin Chaisson, [L-73 President] Marcel Losier, [IR] Kent Oliver, and [retired IVP] Sandy MacDonald for the gifts presented on behalf of Local 73 and the International.

Locals  L-73
Reporter  V50N2

L-13 praised for work on PPL’s Montour outage

BY ALL ACCOUNTS, the Montour Unit #1 Spring 2011 boiler outage [in Washingtonville, Pa.] was a huge success. We would like to thank you [BM-ST James Banford], Jack Borzell [L-13 business agent], your staff and the Boilermakers of Local 13 for making this possible. Jack’s constant attention to the Montour site is very much appreciated and helped a great deal in achieving our goals. You should be pleased to know that not only did the Boilermakers of Local 13 perform above our expectations, they once again completed a major outage ahead of schedule and under budget.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V50N2

L-627 receives praise for Cholla plant superheat project

I am writing this letter to commend and thank the members of Local 627 [Phoenix] who worked on the Cholla Unit 1 horizontal superheat project [Joseph City, Ariz.]. The Boilermakers removed and replaced 384 superheat assemblies and made 1,600 welds in 26 days. We x-rayed 240 welds, with no rejects. They managed to do this with wind delays, crane breakdowns and other obstacles. APS [Arizona Public Service, owner/operator] was very pleased with this outage. The project was completed with an excellent safety record and ahead of schedule.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-627
Reporter  V50N2

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

Locals award service pins

Retired Local 83 member John A. Cicutto received his 70-year service pin during

Local 1 — Chicago

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

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-83, L-169, L-374, L-433, L-454, L-647
Reporter  V50N2

UMWA’s Cecil Roberts receives courage and leadership award

UMWA President Cecil Roberts

ONE OF THE Brotherhood’s closest friends, United Mine Workers of America’s international president, Cecil Roberts, received the prestigious “Courage and Leadership Award” from the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center (AFYRC) May 18 in Washington, D.C.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V50N2

Babcock Power thanks L-199 for baffle plate work

THE PURPOSE OF this letter is to express our appreciation for the outstanding performance of the Local 199 Boilermakers supplied by you [BM-ST Carl Ferguson] and assigned by W.W. Gay Inc. to perform the baffle plate work on the Deerhaven Plant unit 2 for Gainesville Regional Utilities. [Babcock Power affiliate Riley Power Inc. subcontracted the work to Gay.]

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-199
Reporter  V50N2

Reporter  V50N2

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  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

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  •  L-D23’s Terris Deans, left, and Daniel Jones repair crane cables at the Cemex plant in Clinchfield, Georgia. Both Deans and Jones are in college through the plant’s college education program.

    L-D23 boosts education and safety at Cemex plant

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  • From l. to r., B&W’s Boilermaker superintendent Don Wallace, supervisor Eric Boggs, rigging engineer Steve Fox, construction manager Marty Crum, and L-744’s Steven Walters, foreman Stephen Ginley, Business Manager Martin Mahon and (kneeling) Gregory Pamer.

    Babcock & Wilcox asks L-744 members to install antique boiler

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    Local 374’s Shick earns top honors at National Apprenticeship Competition

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