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Bluelight Report - July 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is a great time to be a pipeliner in Local 798. With over two million man hours worked this year, I would say that the work season is off to a fantastic start. The great news is that the work doesn’t appear to show signs of slowing down anytime soon. After seeing a record-breaking number of man hours worked in April, I predict that this will be a trend for the coming months as well. With that in mind, we must do our best to fulfill our obligation to our fair contractors. To fulfill our end of the bargain, we have nearly exhausted the Out-of-Work Lists and have heavily utilized the application list. In doing so, we have taken in many new members this year and will continue to do that to man the work. I ask that our long-time members welcome these new Brothers and Sisters to our membership and set the bar high for what it truly means to be a Local 798 member.

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Donation to BMC honors Joyce Curran

SOUTH RENOVO — Renovo resident Fred Curran recently presented Bucktail Medical Center Administrator Tim Reeves with a $1,000 check in memory of his wife Joyce Curran, who passed away recently.

The check was sent on behalf of Pipeliner Local Union 798 of Tulsa, Oklahoma from which Fred retired following 52 years of service and remains a member today.

Danny Hendrix, business manager of Local 798, assisted Curran with acquiring the donation.

Fred and Joyce Curran were well known to area residents and moved back to Renovo in recent years. Joyce once worked at the BMC before eventually being on the board of supervisors in the 1990s. When Joyce became ill, after returning home, the BMC became a necessity, and the care that she received there was the best possible, according to Fred.

“Joyce was a board member of the BMC in the ’90s, she loved this hospital, and she died here,” he said of his wife.

“I can tell you first hand, this is the best hospital that we have ever been to; this is where she received the most immediate and compassionate care,” Fred explained. “We have been to so many hospitals both in and out of the area. The employees here that take care of patients are second to none.”

When it comes to the gas power plant proposed for Renovo, Curran said area residents and the businesses and unions that will be here while constructing the plant need to act now to secure a future for the BMC.

“It’s time to step up. With hundreds expected here to build the plant, we need the BMC here more than anything,” he said.

Written for The Express by Kevin Rauch

http://www.lockhaven.com/news/local-news/2016/12/donation-to-bmc-honors-joyce-curran/

 

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  • Donation to BMC honors Joyce Curran
    SOUTH RENOVO — Renovo resident Fred Curran recently presented Bucktail Medical Center Administrator Tim Reeves with a $1,000 check in memory of his wife Joyce Curran, who passed away recently. The check was sent on behalf of Pipeliner Local Union 798 of Tulsa, Oklahoma from which Fred retired following 52 years of service and remains a member today. Danny Hendrix, business manager of Local 798, assisted Curran with acquiring the donation. Fred and Joyce Curran were well known to area residents and moved back to Renovo in recent years. Joyce once worked at the BMC before eventually being on the board of supervisors in the 1990s. When Joyce became ill, after returning home, the BMC became a necessity, and the care that she received there was the best possible, according to Fred. “Joyce was a board member of the BMC in the ’90s, she loved this hospital, and she died here,” he said of his wife. “I can tell you first hand, this is the best hospital that we have ever been to; this is where she received the most immediate and compassionate care,” Fred explained. “We have been to so many hospitals both in and out of the area. The employees here that take care of patients are second to none.” When it comes to the gas power plant proposed for Renovo, Curran said area residents and the businesses and unions that will be here while constructing the plant need to act now to secure a future for the BMC. “It’s time to step up. With hundreds expected here to build the plant, we need the BMC here more than anything,” he said. Written for The Express by Kevin Rauch http://www.lockhaven.com/news/local-news/2016/12/donation-to-bmc-honors-joyce-curran/  
  • Doing Our Part - Introduction
    Pipeliners Local 798 takes great pride in a job well done. Our 65-year history is built on a reputation of quality and integrity. We train and take care of our members and in return they take care of the environment and the communities where they work. Our quality speaks for itself, with our welders consistently performing to the highest of industry standards. These stories represent why Local 798 members are the greatest pipeliners in the world.