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Local Lodge 456

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Phone: (803) 980-5522

Are you on Bigelow’s bucket list?

Gikus Bigelow, a member of L-456, sits among tool buckets he donated to contestants in the 2015 National Apprenticeship Competition.

L-456 member sells, donates tool buckets

ABOUT THREE YEARS ago, Local 456 member Gikus Bigelow decided to make a tool bucket for himself that was lightweight, tall enough to sit on comfortably and fitted with a sturdy rope handle for hoisting. When he brought the bucket to work it was an immediate hit with his fellow Boilermakers.

“Everybody wanted one,” Bigelow says. He began making buckets as fast as he could. “I sold 230 of them on one job,” he recalls.

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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.

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L-456 welcomes first apprentice class

THIRTEEN FIRST-YEAR apprentices are now receiving instruction at the newly-completed...

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