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Blue Light Report - July / August 2018

Do you remember the first time you stepped onto the ROW to work for Local 798?  Maybe it was your first job, or maybe you came from the non-union side with a leap of faith to better yourself.  Either way, it can be a little intimidating to say the least.  All of us, no mater how young or old, remember that first day.  We also remember the people who reached out to us to help us feel like we were in the right place, and everything was going to be ok.

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Blue Light Report Northeast - July / August 2018

The work in the Northeast is currently booming. Eight Mountaineer Express (MXP) spreads are hiring, and the Mountain Valley (MVP) spreads are doing the same. I have pre-jobbed one Atlantic Coast (ACP) spread and I have a job notification for another.

The ACP schedule is behind the MXP and MVP due to tree cutting permits, but ACP will still do some work in 2018.

We are having a lot of jobs go unfilled, especially with the Journeyman and Helper classifications. I am working through the list of Helpers that have documented hours to fill the Journeyman positions. The Helper openings are being filled by non-books and travelers. I have been receiving numerous calls from members who are recommending non-books for employment. I would like to ask everyone to think long and hard before you suggest someone for Local 798 employment. Are you vouching for this person to advance the Local or are you trying to get them off your payroll?

Once again, I would like to reiterate how important working safely is going to be this year. Everyone needs to work smart and watch out for each other, so we can go home the same way we reported to work each and every day.

Pre-Jobs:

Ace Pipeline:

-Salem, WV.  34 miles of 30”. Superintendent: Sam Jarvis. Welder Foreman: Jason Pitts. Mainline rates. Working 5-10s and 1-8.

Associated:

-Clarksburg, WV.  13.57 miles of 36” and 6.3 miles of 24” (MXP Spread 3). Superintendent: Mark Nail. Welder Foreman: Charlie Beddingfield. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

-Ellenboro, WV.  23.4 miles of 36” (MXP Spread 4). Superintendent: Byron Johnson. Welder Foreman: Leroy McDougal. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

Bond Brothers:

-Ramapo, NY.  Various station work. Superintendent: James Comeau. Welder Foreman: Jeff Stockwell. Station fringes paying High-Scale. Working 6-10s.

Contractors Rental:

20.5 miles of 24”. Superintendent: Jackie Berryman. Welder Foreman: David Salzgerber. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

LMC:

-Eldred, NY.  1-36” Compression upgrade. Superintendent: Mike Adams. Welder Foreman: Brian Signorelli. Station rates. Working 5-10s.

-Long Eddy, NY.  1-36” Compression upgrade. Superintendent: Tracy Stevens. Welder Foreman: Nate Stevens. Station rates. Working 5-10s.

Michels Pipeline:

-Buckhannon, WV.  15.6 miles of 42” (ACP Spread 2-1). Superintendent: Skeeter Imes. Welder Foreman: Shannon Jackson. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

Rockford:

-Montrose, PA.  3.6 miles of 24, 16, and 10”. Superintendent: Kevlin Shaw. Welder Foreman: Jesse Davis. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

U.S. Trinity:

-Beaver, WV.  40.6 miles of 42”. Superintendent: Randy Mathis. Welder Foreman: Troy Rice. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

 

Welded:

-Glen Dale, WV. 19 miles of 36”. Superintendent: Art Gavlock. Welder Foreman: Fred Calvert. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

MORE 798 STORIES

  • Blue Light Report - July / August 2018
    Do you remember the first time you stepped onto the ROW to work for Local 798?  Maybe it was your first job, or maybe you came from the non-union side with a leap of faith to better yourself.  Either way, it can be a little intimidating to say the least.  All of us, no mater how young or old, remember that first day.  We also remember the people who reached out to us to help us feel like we were in the right place, and everything was going to be ok.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - July / August 2018
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year is meeting and possibly going to exceed all our expectations. Through April, we’ve already recorded over two million man-hours, and it looks like it’s only going to get better as the year progresses.  The work this year is taking place in some of the roughest terrains the United States has to offer, so remember to work safely.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - July / August 2018
    The amount of work we are dealing with is joyfully amazing. We have 427 Helpers on the wheel. People at the top have only been there since March 21, 2018. We continue to call Helper members off the top, along with Journeymen and Welders.
  • Blue Light Report Mid Atlantic - July / August 2018
    The work season is off to a good start.  A lot of jobs are under way and several have yet to start, including the Rockford and Price Gregory spreads in NC on the Atlantic Coast job. These are 36” spreads that are going to need several UA members. If you are not working, I encourage you to get on the Out-of-Work List and be ready to go to work.