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Local Lodge 45

Richmond, Virginia

Phone: (804) 271-1545

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.


Labor Education News

Tyler Brown discusses Boilermaker educational initiatives at the Harvard Trade Union Program anniversary event.

HTUP graduates mark 70th anniversary

THE HARVARD TRADE Union Program (HTUP) celebrated its 70th year of operation in 2012 with a gathering of former students on the university campus in Boston. About 50 graduates from around the world participated, including Boilermaker staff members Tyler Brown (D-ISO/AAIP) and Gary Powers (A/D-ISO).


Local 263 wins NACBE safety award

Mike Allen, BM-ST for Local 263 (Memphis, Tenn.), accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of his local. Joining in the presentation are, (l. to r.), NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, NACBE Pres. Wendell Bell, IVP Warren Fairley, and IP Newton Jones.

Injury rates drop across three categories

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2011 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections March 5 during the annual Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla.

Local 263 (Memphis, Tenn.), representing the Southeast, took national honors with zero lost-time accidents, zero compensable injuries, and zero OSHA-recordable injuries.

Locals  L-45, L-85, L-263, L-627
Reporter  V51N2

Boilermakers host congressional reception

Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), center, with Local 193’s Jeff Baerlein and Matt Maelsick.

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of attending conference sessions and visiting the Hill to lobby for Boilermaker priorities

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Boilermakers expand project management skills

MOST Project management training, Jan. 15-20, Kansas City, Mo.

Twenty attend MOST training session

MEMBERS FROM A dozen local lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15-20 to expand their skills under the MOST Project Management Training Program. MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training) is a pioneering labor-management trust fund designed to address issues in the construction industry through innovative programs and collaboration.

Reporter  V51N1

Local 687 wins NACBE Safety Award

istrict 57 BM-ES Ed Vance, second from right, accepts the top NACBE safety award

Lost-time injuries drop to record low

TO PREFACE THE NACBE awards presentation at the Boilermakers Construction Division Conference held at Marco Island, Fla., March 20-25, NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson congratulated all locals for driving the 2010 lost-time injury rate to an all-time low. “We could not have accomplished these numbers without the participation of each and every single Boilermaker,” he said.

Locals  L-45, L-105, L-500, L-687
Reporter  V50N2

Boilermakers join One Nation Rally in Washington

Rally for jobs, justice, and education draws attention to November elections

Members of Boilermaker Locals 45, 57, 154, 193, 199, and 502 – active and retired – attended the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, D.C, on Oct. 2.

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Locals  L-45, L-57, L-154, L-193, L-199, L-502

L-45’s Brown wins national apprentice competition

Title is first for Richmond, Va., lodge; L-69’s Tucker takes second place

GRADUATE APPRENTICE Jason Brown broke new ground for his lodge Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 by becoming the first L-45 (Richmond, Va.) member to win the Boilermakers’ national outstanding apprenticeship competition. Brown was also the first L-45 member ever to place in the Southeast area event — he was runner-up in that competition, held July 27-30 at L-199 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Locals  L-5, L-27, L-45, L-69, L-237, L-242, L-549, L-744
Reporter  V48N4

2009 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Northeast & Great Lakes

Toth and Buskey win Northeast; Vodraska and Woods win Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 23rd annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 4-8 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 27-Oct. 1.


Boilermakers rally for health care reform

MORE THAN TWO dozen Boilermakers took part in a rally for health care reform on Capitol Hill June 25. They joined thousands of activists from across the country — including many representing labor unions — in demanding that Congress fix the broken health care system. President Barack Obama has proposed major revisions in order to contain cost and make health care available to all Americans.

Representing the Boilermakers were Local 13 (Philadelphia), Local 45 (Richmond, Va.), and Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio).

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Locals  L-13, L-45, L-85

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