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Poker Walk to benefit Fred Adrian
This year's Wojo Charity Poker Walk will benefit Brother Fred Adrian.  The walk is Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 1-6 p.m.  Walk begins at St. Joe Club in Michigan City.  See flyer below and their Facebook page for details. Read More...
Rally to Oppose House Bill 1019
On Monday, April 13, 2015 there will be a rally at the Indiana Statehouse to oppose House Bill 1019: Repeal of Common Construction Wage Law.  See flyer below for details.  *** Please note that we are NOT encouraging anyone to leave the jobsite to attend.*** This just is for informational purposes if you are not working Monday, April 13 and would like to attend. Read More...
Zone 1 Retirement Party
*****NEW LOCATION***** The Zone 1 Retirement Dinner will be at the Union Hall this year. 6333 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, IN 46323 3:00-6:00pm Please call the Hall (219-845-1000) to confirm you are coming to the party. There is no charge for retired members, $25 for a spouse. Read More...
MOST Extension of Deadline
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Download: Referral Notice - Extension of Deadline for Testing.PDF
Update Your Profile
Update Your Profile Please periodically check your profile to make sure your information is current.  If you have graduated the apprentice program and/or no longer wish to receive reminders about homework, lessons, or advancement testing, you need to update that information on your profile page.  You can do that by clicking on Account Settings at the top of the Member Home page. Read More...
EPA rules destroying American jobs

Together we’ll make sure the EPA knows their rules are destroying good American jobs!

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History of Boilermakers

What is a Boilermaker?

What is a Boilermaker?

A Boilermaker is a highly skilled tradesman who erects and maintains various types of pressure vessels.  These vessels include small boilers in schools and hospitals, coal fired boilers in power generation plants, blast furnaces and basic oxygen furnaces in the steel industry, precipitators and scrubbers which clean the exhaust from these furnaces and boilers, and numerous other tanks and pressurized containment vessels in industrial plants.  Welding, burning, heavy and high rigging and layout work are the most important skills a Boilermaker needs to perform his job.

Working Conditions…

A Boilermaker works primarily in plants that are considered heavy industry.  Steel mills, power generation plants for utilities, chemical plants, refineries, and paper mills are just a few of the industries that Boilermakers and their contractors’ service.  These plants can also pose dangerous working conditions, so safety training is constantly taught and reviewed by the union, the contractor, and the owner.  This tripartite alliance has proved very successful in minimizing lost time accidents. Persons interested in becoming a Boilermaker must not be afraid of heights or be claustrophobic, and can expect to work night shifts. 

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