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Local Lodge 363

Belleville, Illinois

Phone: (618) 234-8843

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

IBB-hosted USA clays shoot raises $125,000

THE L-363 TEAM CAPTURES first place in Class A with a score of 382. From left, Bob Pennington; Bob Hartung, Jr.; Matt Leach; Ted Critchfield; and Rich Eller, retired business manager. The team also took first place in Class A last year, with a score of 396.

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance got a nice financial boost from a sporting clays shoot hosted by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Oct. 20.

Locals  L-83, L-363
Reporter  V51N4

Members build tube liners for Ohio River hydro plant

Water from the Ohio River will rush into the hydro tube liners, turning the powe

$416 million project will generate renewable energy

ABOUT TWO DOZEN Boilermakers are working under National Transient Division articles of agreement to build draft tube liners for the $416 million, 84-MW Cannelton Hydroelectric Plant near Hawesville, Ky.

National Steel Erection, Inc. (NSE) has the contract for the liners. Each is 30 feet in diameter and 60 feet long. Their function is to direct water from the Ohio River through turbines, turning generators to produce electricity. The project adjoins the existing Cannelton Locks and Dam.

Tags  Jobs, Local News
Locals  L-40, L-363
Reporter  V51N1

PMC superintendent cites work at Dynegy plant outage

Every now and then Boilermakers pull off a task others think is next to impossible. Recently members working in the jurisdiction of Local 363 [East St. Louis, Ill.] achieved such a feat.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

Bechtel thanks L-363 for Prairie State work

I AM WRITING to recognize the Boilermakers working on the Prairie State Energy Campus, a 1,600-megawatt, state-of-the-art power plant in Washington County, Ill.

On Aug. 28 the Boilermakers of Local 363 [E. St. Louis, Ill.], along with many members from other [Boilermaker] locals, hung the last boiler wall in the second of two 800-MW Universal Pressure (UP®) boilers.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

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