SCOTT HAMMOND, LOCAL 105 (Piketon, Ohio) business manager/secretary-treasurer, offered his views of the 2016 presidential election recently during an interview with CNN. The news network traveled across Ohio for a special "CNN Money" segment on battleground states that could help decide the election results. Other states in the series include Florida and Pennsylvania.
SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course held in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 10-15. The course teaches members how to manage a project in a business-like manner, enhancing the value that Boilermakers bring to contractor and owner communities as well as to the union.
Launched in 2004, the MOST Project Management Program was developed in conjunction with management consultant FMI and Cornell University.
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for two local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).
The committee selected Jason Boutilier, son of Daniel Boutilier, Lodge 73 (St. John, New Brunswick), and Dawn Elizabeth Curran, granddaughter of Edward Curran, Lodge 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), to each receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship award.
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2015 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 31 recipients, with $38,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.
NICK MCWHORTER, a member of Local 105 in Piketon, Ohio, was ecstatic when he learned he had been picked for a Brotherhood Outdoors hunting trip (televised this past spring). Hunting and fishing are a cherished tradition in the McWhorter family. The McWhorters also cherish their craft as construction Boilermakers: Nick’s father, John, and brother, Matthew, are also members.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2014 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla., March 2-5.
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.
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for three local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).
The committee selected Victoria Wren Kuefler, daughter of Ken Kuefler, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the lodge. Victoria is a graduate of Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks, Alberta. She is attending Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and plans to pursue a career in health care. (Attendance deferred for one year.)