Nevedal, who graduated from the apprenticeship program in November 2014,
will be representing Boilermakers Local 169 at the upcoming Great Lakes Area
Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program's 2015 Regional Apprentice of the Year
The competition will be held at
Boilermakers Local 7 in Buffalo, NY from June 1-4, 2015. Contestants
from Boilermakers locals across the Great Lakes region will be taking both
practical skills tests as well as a written test. The top two
finishers will go on to represent the Great Lakes region at the National
Competition, which will be held at Boilermakers Local 456 in Rock Hill, SC
from August 30 - September 3, 2015.
Jon has been working very hard
preparing for this contest, and we are very proud of his efforts. We
are certain he will do a great job representing Boilermakers Local 169 at
this competition. Thank you Jon, and best of luck!
The Boilermakers have embarked upon a historical endeavor
to impact the attitude and conduct of every construction Boilermaker in
Our collective focus is to educate our Boilermakers on how
the consequences of inappropriate actions by a few, impact the future of our
entire craft, and to provide every Boilermaker with a clear directional
beacon in which to conduct themselves each and every day on our job sites.
Climate Change Solutions is a website of theInternational
Brotherhood of Boilermakers. Here, we track and analyze global
developments in technology, industry and government policy that impact
climate change mitigation.
We believe in an all-of-the-above approach to
solving humanityís energy needs, one that includes high-efficiency and
low-carbon fossil fuel technologies. Learn
Area One softball games will
begin on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Canton Sports Center, 46555
Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 48188.
Games will be at 5:30pm & 6:45pm. If you
are interested in playing, please contact Justin Howington at (734)558-7268.
Anyone interested in playing
for the Area Three softball team, please contact Mike Card at (989)662-6491.
MOST Board of Trustees have amended the drug policy to included annual
testing. The new policy will take effect on August 31, 2015. Anyone eligible for referral on the BDS who does not comply with the new
policy by that date will move to the Ineligible List until a negative drug
screen has been completed and received by the MOST office.
Annual Boilermakers Local 169 Charity Golf Outing will be held on
Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Golf Club at Mt. Brighton (formerly the
Jackal), located at 4141 Bauer Road, Brighton, MI 48116.Registration begins at 8:00am,
with a shotgun start at 9:00am.As always, there will be prizes,
a hot dog at the turn, and a steak dinner.
Tickets are $85.00 per golfer
($340.00 for a foursome). Please make your check or money order
payable to "Local 169 CSTF" and mail to Boilermakers Local 169, 1755
Fairlane Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101. If you are paying for more than
one golfer, make sure to include the other golfers' names. Payment is
due by June 19, 2015.
On Friday, May 1, 2015, Boilermakers Local 169
hosted the 13th Annual Boilermakers Local 169 High School Welding
Invitational at our Training Center in Allen Park.
The winners are:
1st place - Montana Heiss, Flat Rock High School
2nd place - Russel Klebba, St. Clair TEC
3rd place - Michael James, Newaygo County Career
your photo featured in the
Union Sportsmenís Allianceís 2016 calendar
and receive a USA-logo Carhartt jacket and a 2016 calendar, which qualifies
you for 52 chances to win a gun.
Plus, earn a chance to win a custom Remington 870 Express
shotgun with the USA logo simply by submitting your photo. Photo
entries must be received byJune
Winners will be announced by July 15, 2015. You must be an active USA member
What you need to know about alternative gas companies
Consumers warned about spikes in energy bills
You may have heard the sales pitch: Alternative gas companies offer you
lower rates than you get from the major companies, if you switch your
The state calls these businesses "gas choice" companies. They're also called
"third party suppliers." Whatever you call them, more than 1/2 million
people in Michigan have signed on the dotted line and made the switch.
However, during this bitter cold winter some customers came to regret that