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Blue Light Report - March / April 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have dedicated my report to only one subject because I, along with Justin and the rest of my staff, agree it is the most value we can provide the clients. And we need to continue to capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at hand.

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Blue Light Report Mid-Atlantic - November / December 2019

I am writing this report after returning home from North Carolina pre-jobbing two Price Gregory jobs. The work in North Carolina is better than usual this year. We haven’t been successful in getting a large share of the North Carolina market in the past few years, so this is positive.

Our signatory contractors are starting to be successful in obtaining more and more work in North Carolina. I still have a few more jobs in the area I haven’t pre-jobbed but expect to do so soon.  

The work in other areas of my jurisdiction has slowed this year, but there are some good jobs going out for bid now. These jobs are in Tennessee and Kentucky and should start in early spring. However, building trades jobs are still going strong. So, if you need work, contact me or the Dispatch office and see what is available. 

As everyone is aware, the Local 798 election will be coming up soon, and a lot of great candidates are running for office. I want to thank those who are running for office. It’s good to see the interest our members have in serving the membership of our great union. I encourage everyone to vote. 

The December meeting is coming up soon, and I hope to see you there. Attending membership meetings is an excellent way for members to stay informed on current affairs. It also helps keep the union strong with member participation.  I want to wish a safe and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and their families. Also, please keep our troops that are away from home in your prayers. It is a pleasure serving a great membership like Local 798. Please call if I can be of assistance. Hope to see you soon. 

Pre-Jobs: 

Price-Gregory International: 

- Sherrills Ford, NC.  19.28 miles of 20”. Welder Foreman: Jeffery Doyle. Superintendent:  Russell York. Working 6-10s under Market Strategy. Approx. completion 12-31-19. 

- Greenville, NC 19.48 miles of 12”. Welder Foreman: David Dickerson. Superintendent:  Doug Gregory. Working 6-10s. Special agreement. Approx. completion 11-2-19. 

- Salemburg, NC. 21.8 miles of 12” and 9.8 miles of 6”Welder Foreman: Rod Kelley Superintendent: Jim Parker. Working 6-10s. Special agreement. Approx. completion 11-15-19. 

Appalachian Pipeline Contractors, LLP: 

- Ramseur, NC.  5.1 miles of 12”. Welder Foreman: Johnny Ray Warren. Superintendent:  Ben Brown. Working 6-10s. Special agreement. Approx. completion 11-1-19. 

B&G Pipeline Company: 

- Statesville, NC 2.5 miles of 8” Welder Foreman: Jerimiah Bennett. Superintendent: Samuel Wilson. Working 6-10s. Mainline rates. Approx. completion 11-11-19. 

- Forrest City, NC. Four 12” fabrications. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent:  Thomas Born. Working 6-10s. Mainline rates. Approx. completion 10-26-19. 

- Mill Springs, NC. 1,400’ of 12” Take up and relay. Welder Foreman: Jamie Helmns SuperintendentMatt Brantley. Working 6-10s. Mainline rates. 

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  • Blue Light Report - March / April 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have dedicated my report to only one subject because I, along with Justin and the rest of my staff, agree it is the most value we can provide the clients. And we need to continue to capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at hand.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope everyone’s year has gotten off to a good start. At the time of this writing, union contractors have picked up three more jobs in Texas under the Market Recovery package. This is great news, and we anticipate more to come.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2020
    At the moment, work is slow at every level. In dispatch, we are diligently looking for work with other local unions by making phone calls every day.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2020
    New Pension Tax Table Installed Pension tax tables are updated in the first quarter each year. The new table for 2020 will be installed effective March 1, 2020.  Please review your deposit amount as of that date and after and let us know if you need to make any changes.