MY FATHER [the late William C. Calhoun, Local 74, Houston], in his early days, was very proud of being a part of boiler-making. He said it was a very hot job. My daddy was a special man. He had one leg eight inches shorter than the other due to a childhood accident. It did not stop him from doing anything. He wore an eight-inch cork shoe. Thank you [National Funds Office] so much for contacting me. I will not forget how great a union you are to contact me after five years of his death.
Decision hinges on waste gas handling, reverses umpire’s ruling
BOILERMAKER LOCAL 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) emerged victorious April 1 in a jurisdiction dispute over the assignment of waste gas ductwork at the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter upgrade near Kitimat, B.C.
The Local 154 (Pittsburgh) Retirees Club held its first annual chili cook-off during the group’s February meeting. Competing for the top honor were, left to right, Bill Karas, Ralph Polite, winner Don Halbedl, Bill Cornelius, and George Felsing.
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.