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Blue Light Report - September / October 2019

I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.

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Blue Light Report Texas -May / June 2019

I have just returned home from Steward School.  It was great to see a lot of old friends and meet some new ones.

First, I would like to thank all the members and their wives who took their time and hard-earned money to come to Steward School to be a part of the greatest Union and Brotherhood in the world. Without the support of the membership, sponsors, participants, and all our Inside Guards, it would not be a success.

I would like to thank the retirees, the living and those deceased for all you have done for Local 798. Being able to retire one day and be honored at the 50-year banquet should be everyone’s ultimate goal.  The Ladies of 798 never cease to amaze everyone with their basket auction.  It was another huge success, thanks to everyone that participated.

Thanks to all our speakers and especially Jim Moss who always does a great job!  Thanks to the UA Pipeline Department Director David Barnett, Mike Mikich and Chad Gilbert, for all your help.  Ellen Boardman with the UA, and Beth Worrell with the PLCA, did a great job explaining the DOL regulations on per-diem and also helping with the NPLA.

Farron and everyone working at the 798 Training Center was on the ball.  The Lincoln Electric BBQ and Miller Crawfish & Shrimp Boil were great.  A special thanks to all our great sponsors!

And last but not least, Danny, Justin, Josalyn and the 798 staff did an excellent job putting together another great Steward School. Thanks for the countless hours and making it such a success. PIBF Director Renee Vause and staff put together a very informative presentation.

We are finally starting to pick up a little work in Texas; the job I spoke about in the last Blue Light is a reality.  Price Gregory has a contract for Exxon to lay 65 miles of 30” with the warehouse in Wink, TX.  I should be pre-jobbing in the next few days.  Rockford just signed a contract with Energy Transfer to lay 19.8 miles of 42” with the warehouse in Donie, TX, and should be pre-jobbing in the next few days.  I am headed to Denver City, TX, to pre-job with Hanging H.  They have signed a contract with Kinder Morgan for an Integrity Management & Fabrication job.

If I can be of assistance to anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (918) 633-3435.  Always remember Brothers and Sisters, we are and always will be “The Best of The Best.”

Pre-Jobs:

Price Gregory:

- Conroe, TX.  Run procedures for the Exxon at RMS shop.  Job complete.

MORE 798 STORIES

  • Blue Light Report - September / October 2019
    I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - September / October 2019
    I want to start by thanking every member that is doing their part to make the Action Network a success. We’ve had several opportunities lately to take action with the Cheyenne Connector Project, the Northeast Supply Enhancement, Jordan Cove Project, the Line 5 Project, and the Line 3 Project.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - September / October 2019
    The current number of members on the out-of-work list is as follows: Welders – 1,287; Journeyman – 207; and Helpers – 1,655. The out-of-work numbers do not reflect the members who are working building trades and still on the out-of-work list.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - September / October 2019
    401(k) Plan  We frequently are asked about taking a loan against a member’s 401(k) balance.  The Pipeline Industry 401(k) Plan does not allow participant loans.  401(k) loan repayment must be set up as a deduction from payroll.  Due to the nature of the construction industry, working for different contractors for various time frames doesn’t allow for consistent repayment of the loan, which would cause the loan to be in default.