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Boilermakers help build $1B TVA gas plant in Kentucky

Local 40’s Stephen Small welds a seam on the “skin” of a HRSG.

Combined cycle generation will replace two coal units at Paradise

CONSTRUCTION IS ADVANCING steadily on a $1 billion combined cycle gas turbine plant adjacent to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro, Ky. The gas plant will replace two coal-fired units com- pleted in 1963 at the Paradise facility. A third coal-fired unit at the site, completed in 1970, will remain operational.

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Locals  L-40
Reporter  V54N4

Former Boilermakers get their due on Gateway Arch Builders’ Day

Former Boilermakers who helped build the Gateway Arch stand with a remnant of the actual stainless steel used in fabricating the monument sections. The men were on hand to celebrate Arch Builders Day in St. Louis Oct. 28.  Left to right, Ken Wright, Donald Chambers, Ike Erdman and Archie Brittain.  Walt Atwood photo

Local 659 members constructed monument sections in Warren, Pa.

A SMALL CONTINGENT of former Boilermakers who helped build sections of the Gateway Arch were on hand at the Missouri History Museum Oct. 28 to commemorate the “topping out” of the national monument in 1965.

Locals  L-659
Reporter  V54N4

Locked-Out L-1626 Members Need Your Help

Locked out L-1626 Boilermakers picket Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill. Photo by pdamerica/flickr

Please contribute to their financial assistance fund. Make checks payable to
“W.T. Creeden, IST”
Add “Take Action” on memo line at bottom of check.

Mail to:
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Attn: IST W. T. Creeden
753 State Ave., Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101.

Locals  L-1626

Lockout of L-1626 members enters second month

Locked out L-1626 Boilermakers picket Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill. Photo by pdamerica/flickr

Unions reject company’s brutal contract demands

FIFTY BOILERMAKERS, 19 Machinists and an Electrician employed by Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill., have been walking a picket line since September 29, locked out of their jobs after the unions unanimously rejected the firm’s brutal contract offer and approved a strike vote.

Despite the willingness of the union employees to work without a contract while negotiations continued, the company not only prevented them from returning to their jobs, but it also brought in replacement workers.

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Locals  L-1626
Reporter  V54N4

L-169 members help build CHP gas plant

Brandon Bittrick, L-169, works on the bottom section of an exhaust stack at the Holland Energy Park.. Photos by Marty Mulcahy, The Building Tradesman

Facility will generate electricity, melt snow

EIGHTEEN MEMBERS OF Local 169 (Detroit) are among the building trade workers constructing a $240 million combined cycle plant in Holland, Mich., a community of 28,000 in the state’s western Lower Peninsula. The new plant, situated on about 26 acres, will replace and double the output of the aging James DeYoung coal-fired facility, which was completed in 1939.

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Locals  L-169
Reporter  V55N1

Boilermakers union wins eight ILCA awards

Group cites IBB for publishing, photography, website work

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR Communications Association has announced that creative work produced by the Boilermakers International has been selected for eight awards of excellence.

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Reporter  V55N1

L-13 retiree hunts big game

Local 13 (Philadelphia) retiree and former lodge president Jim Delsordo, left, with a gemsbok taken in South Africa in 2007.

JIM DELSORDO has followed his passion for big game hunting across North America and as far away as South Africa. The Local 13 (Philadelphia) retiree and former lodge president is pictured with a gemsbok taken in South Africa in 2007. He has also hunted in Newfoundland, Canada (caribou); Wyoming (mule deer and antelope); and North Carolina (whitetail). During other trips to South Africa, he has taken a fallow deer and a kudu.

Locals  L-13

L-359 members retube tractor, ‘steam donkey’

Barry Dobrensky, left, and Mike Roxburgh stand alongside the 1917 Farquhar tractor they helped restore.

Volunteers donate skills to heritage society

VOLUNTEERS FROM LODGE 359 (Burnaby, British Columbia) have been connecting with history and the work of past generations of boilermakers by restoring steam-powered equipment at the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society at Port Alberni.

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Locals  L-359
Reporter  V54N4

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