Congratulations to WJ Oyler, who along with
Philip Klingensmith from Boilermakers Local 85, took the team award at the Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program's
Apprentice of the Year Competition. WJ and Philip represented the Great
Lakes Area in the contest. The competition was held at
Boilermakers Local 37 in Slidell, LA from September 7-10, 2014.
Winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on
Thursday, September 11, 2014.
second at the Great Lakes Area Apprentice of the Year Competition. The
regional competition was held at Boilermakers Local 85 Toledo in June 2014.
WJ worked very hard to prepare for this event. He
has represented Boilermakers Local 169 very well throughout this whole
process, and we are all very proud of him.
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.
A message from the MOST Program -
Effective July 1, 2014 MOST will no longer conduct annual drug testing:Through
action taken by the MOST Trustees’, changes have been adopted in the MOST
Drug Screening Policy and Procedures, which applicants for referral should
familiarize themselves with. In particular, the Trustees have adopted the
following language found in Section 4 of the policy:
“All individuals who were MOST certified drug free at any time from and
including February 1, 2013 to the present shall remain MOST certified drug
free until such time as that individual test positive under a MOST approved
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