Boilermakers have embarked upon a historical endeavor to impact the attitude
and conduct of every construction Boilermaker in North America.
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 everyday on our job sites.
Local 169 retrofits air quality systems at two Michigan
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...
MOST Project Management Program trains qualified Boilermakers on how to
manage projects in a business-like manner, make decisions that positively
impact project goals and provide an overall benefit to the contractor, union
and owner community. This focus on goal setting also creates profitability
improvements that many contractors and owners receive.
The next MOST Project Management Program class is scheduled
for the week of January 11, 2015.Click
see class details and obtain an application form. Deadline for
application submission is Friday, November 7, 2014.
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