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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 58, Number 1
Jan 2019 to Mar 2019

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IVP-Canada Maloney retires, New Welding Boot Camp equips workers for field construction, Local S50 makes the equipment that serves up quality, CSO Conference highlights solutions for stronger future, New partnerships forged in support of CCUS, and much, much more...

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Jim Phillips amasses 60-year antler collection

Jim Phillips stands inside “Jim’s Horn House.”

Retired D239 member finds bony treasure in Montana’s back country

IF THERE WERE a world record for most antlers collected by an individual, Jim Phillips would certainly be in the running. A retired member of Local D239 (Three Forks, Montana), Phillips has acquired more than 16,000 antlers over six decades of scouring the back country surrounding his home. His passion to collect has earned him the nickname Antlerman.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-D239
Reporter  V58N1

IVP-Canada Maloney retires

Outgoing IVP-Canada Joe Maloney

Stadnick elected to fill position

AFTER NEARLY FIVE years as International Vice President of Canada, in addition to nine years as IVP of Western Canada, Joe Maloney retired Feb. 1 from a distinguished career in the Boilermakers. The International Executive Committee, by unanimous vote, elected Arnie Stadnick, Director of Canadian Industrial Sector Operation Lodge Services and Assistant Director – ISO, as Maloney’s replacement.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V58N1

Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

SCOUTS FROM TROOP 1028 in Platte City, Missouri, spent a few evenings this past winter at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) learning about weld and cutting processes and tool identification, as well as watching demonstrations of welding and torch and plasma cutting. To cap off their week, the scouts worked with Boilermakers to make a popcorn popper for the troop’s next camping trip, and they earned a merit badge.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V58N1

Boilermakers’ booth popular with career expo participants

Tim Simmons, Director of National Recruitment Services, draws interested students to the IBB booth at the career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation in Greenville, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Greenville Technical College, Copyright 2019

Flux core, stick and TIG welding equipment attract prospective Boilermakers

TIM SIMMONS, DIRECTOR of National Recruitment Services, took inventory of the contents of his truck bed: Brochures and handouts? Check. Stands for the welding equipment? Check. Backdrop? Check. Table cover? Check. He needed to make sure he packed everything for the 350-mile trek to attend an annual invitation-only career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in Greenville, South Carolina.

Reporter  V58N1

No deal for Green New Deal

Newton B. Jones, International President

Plan would ruin U.S. economy, fail to mitigate climate change

THE GREEN NEW Deal, introduced in the U.S. House as a non-binding resolution Feb. 7, is a wildly unrealistic and unworkable proposal for mitigating climate change by radically remaking America’s economy and society.

Reporter  V58N1

MOST hosts project management training

MOST hosts project management training

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 7-10. The class teaches Boilermakers to lead the management of multi-craft projects and to make decisions that benefit the owner, the contractor and the union. Instructing the class were Skipper Branscum, retired MOST Administrator; Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo and Chicago Bridge & Iron retired contractor Mike Suplizio.

Reporter  V58N1

L-693 member hustles his way to helping others

Local 693’s Terrence Nellum, left, receives the Hustle Award from Tee McCovey, public relations director for the Mississippi United Way for Jackson and George Counties.

TERRENCE NELLUM, LOCAL 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi), personifies the word “hustle,” at least according to the United Way. Nellum, who works at Ingalls Shipbuilding, signed up over 180 new United Way donors, earning himself the non-profit’s first Hustle Award.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-693
Reporter  V58N1

John Cammuso passes

John Cammuso

Former Babcock Power manager was familiar face to Boilermakers

JOHN CAMMUSO, WHOSE lengthy career in the construction industry included serving as Babcock Power’s manager of power plant construction nationwide, died in Worcester, Massachusetts Jan. 2. He was 87.

Reporter  V58N1

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

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