Boiler Talk

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

URGENT NOTICE Any member that received a delinquent notice from the Hall this month has until Oct 31st to pay their dues. After the Oct. 31st deadline you will be suspended and have to pay a reinstatement fee of $450 to be reinstated no exceptions.

The Boilermakers Local Walleyes game is scheduled for January 24 2015. Contact Abe at the hall or stop in to put your name on the list to reserve tickets.

Congratulations to Phil Klingensmith for taking first place in the Great Lakes area apprenticeship competition. He represented local 85 very well and we are proud of him and his accomplishments. He will be competing for the National competition in Slidell, Louisiana at Local 37 in September.

Boilermakers local 85 and Avina Auctioneers are hosting a Auction Sunday, October 26th 1-5pm so come in and buy for Christmas and support the Shriners. Bidding be will be from 12-1. Come out and support a great charity.

Work is still going hot and heavy right now with work at TRC, BP Refinery, Gerdau Steel, Husky Lima, Ineos, and Amp Energy. Please come right in after lay off so we can get you right out to man our other work with other contractors while work is still going. We have heard that Hansons will have a lot of boats this winter for anyone interested in winter work. Contact the hall for details on how to get a application.


Our next union meeting is November 20th beginning at 7:00 pm. Please make sure you have an up to date dues receipt.


Work has started to slow down a bit for the summer. We are expecting some long term work this summer at Gerdau Steel for Detroit Boiler, Chem Plant in Lima for Cherne and Toledo Refinery for Nooter. Detroit Boiler will be keeping around 12 Boilermakers all summer for a new furnace job. Cherne will be keeping a hand full of Boilermakers all summer for some maintenance work and new construction with periodic peaks in manpower. Nooter will also have a hand full of Boilermakers preparing for the fall outage and will pick up a second shift in August. The short term list has been moving steadily with some unplanned work and should continue throughout the summer. If there is anyone interested in traveling here is the link to access the Most BDS. If any member has any question as to how to login and use it have them contact Abe Babcock at the Union Hall and he can walk you through it.

If you need to change your address or Phone number with the international here is the link  you will still need to contact the funds office to change your address there.



The next retiree Meeting will be August 19th  at the Bob Evans at the corner of Woodville and Lemoyne Rd. We hope to see a lot of you there.

Brothers and Sister we have a fight on our hands with So Called Right to Work knocking on our door. Please take the time to Educate yourself and your families so were able to stand our ground. For more information check out this is a Operating Engineer website but we strongly encourage our members to check it out to inform themselves and get involved.

Fraternally yours,

Tim Timmons, Bus. Mgr./Sec. Treas.