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Local Lodge 363

Belleville, Illinois

Phone: (618) 234-8843

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

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

  • 35 YEARS — David L. Ordway.

Local 1 — Chicago

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

Tags  Local News
Reporter  V54N1

Apprenticeship areas plan 2015 contests

Local 456 will host national event

U.S. AREA APPRENTICESHIP committees have scheduled competitions for 2015. The events will be held as follows: Western States, May 4-7, at the Local 101 Training Center in Denver; Northeast/Great Lakes, June 1-4, at the Local 154 Training Center in Pittsburgh; and Southeast, June 28-July 2, at the Local 456 Training Center, Rock Hill, S.C.

The Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Competition will be held August 30-September 3 at the Local 456 Training Center.

Reporter  V54N1

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 40 YEARS — Louis Benz; and
  • 25 YEARS — Jeffrey Deinema, Michael Hagan.

Local 83 • Kansas City, Mo.

JOE LEWANDOWSKI, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-83, L-104, L-363, L-374, L-647
Reporter  V53N3

L-146 members learn automatic welding

Boilermakers from across Canada and the United States use the CIMS process during the 2013 Suncor vacuum tower turn-around.

CIMS process provides protective overlays

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 146 in Edmonton, Alberta, are developing specialized skills using an automated GMAW welding process from CIMS Ltd. The process can be used to protect or restore vessels and equipment in heavy industry. The portable, all-digital system includes an aluminum track with a weld head, a hand-held controller, and a wire spool. It can be loaded in a wire basket and passed through a 16-inch man-way.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-146, L-363
Reporter  V53N2

Area competitions test graduate apprentices

Great Lakes Area Competition

Events determine finalists for national title

THE U.S. NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition marks the highest level of skills and knowledge testing for Boilermaker graduate apprentices. But before the finale, contestants are selected at the local lodge level to compete in their geographic areas.

In 2013, 37 graduate apprentices reached their area competitions, from which eight were selected by judges to enter the nationals.


MOST holds project management training

Project management training, July 14-19, Kansas City, Mo.

Week-long class held in Kansas City

TWENTY MEMBERS REPRESENTING 12 Boilermaker lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., July 14-19 to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund.

The class was established by MOST, the Boilermakers International union, and the National Tripartite Committee to teach Boilermakers how to manage projects in a business-like manner, make decisions that positively impact project goals, and provide an overall benefit to the owner, contractor, and union.


2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress...

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V52N2

Trainer classes begin for LMS

Great Lakes Area apprentice coordinators and instructors receive trainer instruction on the new LMS and Related Studies Lessons.

APPRENTICE COORDINATORS and instructors from the Great Lakes Area received training Sept. 12-14 on the new On-Line Interactive Learning Management System (LMS) and the updated Related Studies Lessons. The Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program (BNAP) is developing the system in conjunction with Kelly Press to upgrade and standardize apprentice instruction.

Locals  L-1, L-27, L-60, L-85, L-107, L-169, L-363, L-374, L-647
Reporter  V51N4

L-363 helps build $3.8 billion refinery expansion

The Phillips 66 Wood River refinery at night. At left is the new four-drum coker unit. All photos courtesy Phillips 66

Phillips 66 project raises heavy Canadian crude capacity 200 percent

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 363 (East St. Louis) and sister locals played a major role in a $3.8 billion, three-year expansion of the Phillips 66 Wood River oil refinery in Roxana, Ill. Referred to as CORE (Coker and Refinery Expansion), the project was completed and started up in November 2011.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V51N4

Brotherhood honors Gateway Arch builders

Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch sections in Warren, Pa., during the 1960s are interviewed by KSDK Channel 5. Row one, l. t r., Channel 5 reporter Dana Dean, Donald Chambers, and Ray Nelson. Standing, l. to r., Ken Wright, James Phillips, David Maze, James Hand Sr., Ike Erdman, and Archie Brittain. At far right is Ed Atwood, a former Boilermaker and coordinator for the trip. Not pictured are Robert Youngquist, Donald Gilmore, and Martin Hagstrom.

Group visits national monument, some for first time

A CONTINGENT OF 11 former Boilermakers who helped build sections of the Gateway Arch traveled 700 miles from Warren, Pa., to St. Louis Nov. 14 to visit the monument they helped build. For some, it was their first time to see the 630-ft.-tall structure in person — nearly 50 years after its completion in 1965.

The Boilermakers union arranged the trip to honor the men’s contribution to one of the most widely-recognized monuments in the world.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-27, L-363
Reporter  V51N4

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