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Local Lodge 374

Hammond, Indiana

Website: http://www.local374.org/

Phone: (219) 845-1000

Boilermaker Code is “survival tool”

[Addressed to IP Newton B. Jones, via email]

I JUST WATCHED “The Boilermaker Code: Ending the Red Ass Era.” The Boilermaker Code may be the most important survival tool since the inception of the MOST programs. I am so glad to see that we are admitting to and addressing an issue that has cost us untold man-hours and dollars.

Thank you.

MELVIN P. COOMER
Local 374 (retired)

Locals  L-374

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

New BM-STs complete training course

Newly-elected BM-STs attend 4-day training session in Kansas City, Mo., August 11-14.

Four-day event draws 21 from U.S. and Canada

TWENTY-ONE NEW business managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States and Canada attended a training course August 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.

Reporter  V53N3

LEAP honors CAF, LEF contributors

Northeast Section IVP D. David Haggerty, center, presents L-154 delegates with a Capitol Dome Award for achieving the highest CAF donations by a local. Left to right, delegates Tom McKittrick, Paul Price, IVP Haggerty, Ray Doria, and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2013 received recognition during the 46th annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1. The awards went to vice presidential sections, individual lodges and individual members.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V53N2

Massive Whiting refinery upgrade goes online

Evening shot of BP’s reconfigured 12 Pipestill unit. The new 166-ft.-tall vacuum tower is in the foreground.  Photo courtesy of BP.

BP’s $4.2 billion private investment is largest in Indiana history

VIRTUALLY ALL OF the Boilermakers working the massive upgrade to the BP Whiting Refinery in northwest Indiana have gone home or moved on to other jobsites, but the skills they brought and the work they performed at the sprawling plant just south of Chicago will yield production improvements for years to come.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-1, L-40, L-60, L-374
Reporter  V53N1

MOST conducts project management training

Project management training, January 12-17, Kansas City, Mo.

Week-long class held in KC

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM eight Boilermaker lodges attended the MOST project management class held in Kansas City, Mo., January 12-17.

MOST stands for Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training. Created in 1989 as a joint labor-management trust fund operated by the Boilermakers union and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), MOST administers 17 programs to ensure the highest standards of excellence in the Boilermaker craft.


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.


Locals award service pins

Two members of Local 587 (Spring, Texas) received pins during a ceremony at the lodge recently. Bobby Baggett Sr., left, was presented with his 50-year pin, and L-587 President Melvin Green, at far right, received his 60-year pin. Taking part in the ceremony are, second from left, Lone Star District BM-ST Clay Herford; third from left, District Rep Mack Wilburn; and retired L-587 BM-ST B.E. Herford.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 45 YEARS — James P. McIntyre;
  • 40 YEARS — William J. Holmes, John D. Mooney;
  • 30 YEARS — Dennis G. Bjorgo; and
  • 25 YEARS — Michael Lewandowski.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

Gary Lusk, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-374, L-502, L-587, L-647
Reporter  V52N3

L-374 member invents safety sling

Chris Still demonstrates his safety sling with a canvas bag insert.

Product carries water, tools

A SAFETY SLING designed by Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.) member Chris Still could soon begin appearing at construction sites across the country, that is if the journeyman’s invention takes off.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-374
Reporter  V52N3

International announces scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V52N3

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