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Rigging award named for John Cammuso

NEABAP Co-coordinator Jason Dupuis, right, presents the inaugural rigging award to John Cammuso.

L-28’s Cefaratti takes home first-ever trophy

JOHN CAMMUSO, a long-time apprentice competition judge and Babcock Power employee, received special recognition earlier this year when the Northeast Area Apprenticeship Program (NEABAP) announced an award in his name.

Locals  L-28, L-242, L-502

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:

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

L-627 hosts golf tournament, picnic

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 627 held its annual golf tournament and area picnic in Farmington, N.M., August 30-31, with 42 active and retired members attending. L-627 BM-ST Jacob Evenson noted that owner representatives from the PNM power plant were among those participating in the tournament, along with contractor representatives from Babcock & Wilcox, CB&I, and Electrical Energy Services Inc.

Front row, left to right: Darrell Yazzie, Filbert King, Truman Arizona, Monty Kinlicheenie, Lionel Goldtooth, Randy Wilcox, Steve Stephenson, Asst. BM Wes Hevener, BM-ST Jacob Evenson.

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Locals  L-627

L-85 member enjoys racing success

BRIAN LAY (center), a member of Local 85, Toledo, Ohio, has a passion for racing that started at a tender age. He began competing on three-wheelers at age 3 and later graduated to go-carts, where he won six championships by age 17. A year later, he began racing 410 Sprint Cars. Now 33, Lay has won three dirt-track championships in the last five years. His racing has taken him to South Africa for four events. Joining him in the photo are, left to right, Rick Katafiasz; L-85 member Andrew Varga; Kenny Katafiasz; and Kent Lay, Brian’s father, a retired 32-year L-85 member.

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Locals  L-85

L-169’s Opalewski wins top graduate apprentice title

L-169’s Christopher Opalewski hoists the first place trophy after being named the top graduate apprentice for 2013.

National award is first for an H2H contestant

CHRISTOPHER OPALEWSKI, a member of Local 169 (Detroit), became the first military veteran indentured through the Helmets to Hardhats program to be named the top U.S. Boilermaker graduate apprentice, following a four-day competition at L-169’s training center in Allen Park, Mich., Sept. 22-25. The 26th annual competition was held under the auspices of the Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program (BNAP), with L-169 serving as the host lodge.

Locals  L-7, L-69, L-85, L-154, L-169, L-242, L-433, L-502

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.

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Locals  L-374
Reporter  V52N3

L-1998 welcomes shipbuilding orders

L-1998 Pres. and IR Robert C. Godinez, left, and Asst. Dir. – Shipbuilding and Marine Division Services Steven Beal, right, meet with Navy Sec. Ray Mabus in May.

NASSCO to design and build six product tankers

WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND Local 1998 (National City, Calif.) members laid off and a possible two-year gap in future orders, Boilermakers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego were facing tough times as 2013 began. Those worries have diminished, however, following news of two new contracts for Jones Act product tankers and an announcement by the Navy that it would move up production of new fleet oilers.

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Locals  L-696, L-1998
Reporter  V52N3

DOL offers help for beryllium exposure, silicosis

Eligible employees, contractors could get compensation, free medical care

WORKERS EMPLOYED AT 11 Department of Energy sites across the United States who were made ill by exposure to beryllium or silica dust may have a claim for compensation and free medical care under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

The program went into effect July 31, 2001 with the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of Part B. Part E implementation began Oct. 28, 2004.

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