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Apply to be a guest on Brotherhood Outdoors whitetail hunt

We're Looking for a Boilermaker - It could be you!

Watching hunting and fishing TV shows is great…but imagine being part of one!

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is looking for a hardworking, outdoors-loving, Boilermaker to be a guest on its union-dedicated TV show, Brotherhood Outdoors. A trip is already lined up for mid-November: an Alabama muzzleloader hunt for trophy whitetail with Hawkins Ridge Lodge on one of the largest unbroken tracts of land in the southeast - known for its big bucks! All that’s missing is a Boilermaker guest for the adventure.

L-146 cuts ribbon on $20 million training center

Massive facility reflects lodge’s growth, fulfills needs

LIKE THE OIL sands region where most of its members work, Local 146 in Edmonton, Alberta, has seen substantial growth in recent years — and with that growth has come the need for expanded administration and training facilities.

On June 14, the local cut the ribbon to formally open its new Boilermaker Apprenticeship and Mechanical Training Centre, located adjacent to its union hall. The event coincided with the lodge’s annual barbecue, which was held on the grounds of the centre.

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Locals  L-146
Reporter  V53N3

Industrial Sector meets in Las Vegas

International President Newton B. Jones

Conference is major learning event for lodges

INDUSTRIAL SECTOR OPERATIONS held its 2014 conference at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas July 29-August 1, drawing more than 200 participants. The conference is the largest learning event held for industrial lodges, with delegates attending from across North America.

The three-day meeting included half-day plenary sessions with speaker presentations followed by break-out segments for industry- and topic-specific educational content.

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L-154 BM Ventrone: EPA rules threaten Pa. jobs, economy

L-154 BM Ray Ventrone addresses union workers during a rally against job-killing EPA coal rules in Pittsburgh July 29, 2014.

Coal accounts for 60,000 jobs in state, injects $4 billion annually into Pa.’s economy

THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA, union members count on coal for the good-paying, middle-class jobs that enable them to support themselves and their families.

I should know. As the business manager for Boilermakers Local 154 in the western part of the state, I see every day the positive impact that coal — with jobs that rely on coal — has in our communities.

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Locals  L-154
Reporter  V53N3

L-169 retrofits air quality systems at two Michigan plants

Local 169 members (l-r) Branden Dormire, Chris Larose, Kevin Mackenzie, Ben Ryers and Brian Smith pause near the lime prep and byproducts disposal area, part of the new spray dry absorber system. Photos by Marty Mulcahy, The Building Tradesman

Consumers Energy adds spray dry absorbers for SO2 removal

BOILERMAKERS FROM Local 169 (Detroit) are completing work at two Consumers Energy coal-fired power plants in Michigan to retrofit air quality control systems. Work is underway on both sides of the state: at the Karn-Weadock Generating Complex near Bay City in the east, and at the J. H. Campbell complex near Port Sheldon in the west. Both projects involve installing spray dry absorbers to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from flue gas before it reaches the stack.

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Locals  L-169
Reporter  V53N3


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