the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 55, Number 4
Oct 2016 to Dec 2016

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2016, Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Contest, MOST National Tripartite partners brave stormy weather, Bryan Steam celebrates 100 years, L-37's Howell thankful for flood relief, International announces scholarship winners and much, much more.

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L-40's Autry remembers Dwain Smith

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers lost a dear friend and Brother Boilermaker September 5, when Local 40 member Larry Dwain “Smitty” Smith, 71, passed away after a 35-year battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

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Louisiana flooding drives Howell family from home

Anthony Howell’s home, left, during the August 2016 flood.

Disaster relief fund helps members recover

IT WAS STILL dark at Anthony (Cornbread) Howell’s home in Albany, Louisiana, one rainy morning this past August when he was awakened by pounding on his front door. An anxious neighbor told him she had water coming into her house. Historic rains had been drenching the state, and in Livingston Parish, where Howell lives, more than 31 inches fell in 15 hours.

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Lafarge-Holcim merger impacts IBB locals

Tyler Brown, COS/ED-ISO, gives an interview during a global cement conference in Hyeres, France, Oct. 17-19.

Global unions seek answers, dialogue

THREE GLOBAL LABOR unions affected by the merger of the world’s two largest cement companies, Lafarge and Holcim, are working together to promote the fair treatment of the conglomerate’s more than 100,000 workers worldwide, including cement industry Boilermakers belonging to eight local lodges in North America.

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Top graduate apprentice reflects on journey to the title

Marcus Delo, L-169, 2016 BNAP competition winner

Delo credits L-169 and wife for success

EARNING THE TOP graduate apprentice title takes dedication to studying, training, and support, says 2016 winner Marcus Delo, Local 169 (Detroit). He cites the help of his local, his wife and long hours “in the books” as significant factors in taking the title.

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SEA Tripartite Conference stresses safety, recruitment

IVP-SE Warren Fairley

Owners describe industry developments; work groups report

THE SOUTHEAST AREA Tripartite conference held in Destin, Florida, earlier this year stressed the importance of safety and recruitment while providing updates on the utility industry and committee work.

IVP-SE Warren Fairley praised Southeast locals for their commitment to safety, noting their successes, including winning the 2015 national safety award sponsored by the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE). Since 1991, the Southeast Area has won the award 19 times, Fairley noted.

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BNAP training helps save a life

Chad Riley, left, and father Jeff Riley, L-455 (Sheffield, Alabama).

FORMER APPRENTICE CHAD Riley, son of Local 455 (Sheffield, Alabama) Jeff Riley, saved a boy’s life on Labor Day weekend with CPR skills he learned while in the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program.

Chad Riley and his family were spending part of Labor Day weekend at the Phil Campbell, Alabama, swimming area when Riley heard shouts coming from the water’s edge. A friend’s nephew wasn’t breathing after being found unconscious in the water. A bystander tried CPR on the boy for two minutes, but he still wasn’t breathing.

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Boilermakers tour Museum of Making

Boilermakers present Ian MacGregor, far right, with an honorary membership and a replica of Hero’s steam engine. L. to r.: Dean Milton, L-146 BM-ST; Charles Jones, D-BHPD; Joe Maloney, IVP-Canada; Warren Fairley, IVP-SE; and MacGregor.

Private subterranean facility houses antique industrial machinery

THIRTEEN BOILERMAKERS GOT a rare treat September 26, when they traveled west of Calgary, Alberta, for a personal tour of the Canadian Museum of Making, a private collection of industrial machinery and tools, some of which are centuries old.

The group joined engineer, inventor and entrepreneur Ian MacGregor, as he led them through a vast underground chamber below his home containing some 20,000 artifacts.

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Local 108 receives Charles W. Jones Award

Birmingham, Alabama, Local 108 BM-ST Tim Simmons accepts the Charles W. Jones Award on behalf of his lodge. Left to right, IVP-SE Warren Fairley, Simmons, and IP Newton Jones.

THE CHARLES W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year, went to Local Lodge 108 of Birmingham, Alabama. International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to L-108 BM-ST Tim Simmons.

“I am very proud of what Local 108 has accomplished, and I credit everything to our members,” said Simmons. “It is because of their dedication, craftsmanship and desire to excel in training that we have achieved this recognition.”

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  • Don Hartney, L-29, left, gives Toys for Tots representative Tony Gatro a check for over $1,200.

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  • Local 83 scholarship winners

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