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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 Mid-Atlantic - January / February

As we are going into a new year, I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 2018 has been a super work year for most everyone, and 2019 looks great as well.

There are still several spreads on the Atlantic Coast project that haven’t got started yet, as well as some smaller but good jobs to go in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication in 2018 and for manning and keeping the work going. I know a lot of these jobs were hard and in steep terrain but thanks to you and your efforts we are building the best pipelines in the country.

 

I want to thank and congratulate Chad Gilbert on his appointment as Special Representative to the UA Pipeline Department. I know this had to be a hard choice for him to make but I am proud he is taking this position. I know he will represent the UA in the very professional manner as he has as Business Agent for 798. He will be truly missed by us in 798, for he has done an outstanding job over the past several years as Business Agent. In many ways, he has helped advance our Local in a positive direction. My best wishes go out to him and his wife Crystal as he takes on this important task in his life as Special Representative.

 

The January Union meeting is just around the corner, I’m sure it will be a great one as always, I hope you will be able to attend. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. If I can be of help, don’t hesitate to call.

 

Pre-Jobs:

 

Price Gregory:

- Erlanger, KY. 2-8” Meter runs. Welder Foreman: Carl Traweek. Superintendent: Darryl Ditterline.  Working 6-10s.  Approx. completion 11-22-18.

United Piping, Inc:

- Lafayette, TN. 100’ of 34” casing removal. Welder Foreman: Sam Chapman. Superintendent: Joel Bailer. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 12-1-18.

Price Gregory:

- Enfield, NC. 62.5 miles of 36”. Welder Foreman: David Dickerson.  Superintendent: Doug Gregory.  Working 6-10s. Approx. Completion 2-15-19.

B&G Pipeline:

- Halifax, NC. 2-16” Decommission old line. Welder Foreman: James Griffith, Jr. Superintendent: Tim Himschoot. Working 6-10s.  Approx. completion 11-20-18.

- Ellenboro, NC.  2-20” Fab. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Thomas Born. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 11-15-18.

- Conway, SC. 7.3 miles 12” Welder Foreman: Jeremiah Bennett Superintendent: Phillip Booth. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 12-15-18.

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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.
  • 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.