This section recognizes the lives and contributions of Boilermakers as told by their union brothers and sisters, family members and friends. Submissions are welcome and should be sent as indicated below. Sender should include a telephone number and return mailing address. Submissions may be edited for length, accuracy, grammar and punctuation. Maximum article length of 500 words is preferred.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Attn: Communications Department
753 State Ave., Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101
JIM TAICLET, LOCAL 154
You would be hard-pressed to find a more proud Boilermaker than my Dad, Jim Taiclet. He was a member of local 154 in Pittsburgh for 40 years. He tells anyone who will listen — and I mean anyone — how much he loved being a Boilermaker and that if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.
LARRY DWAIN “SMITTY” SMITH, LOCAL 40
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers lost a dear friend and Brother Boilermaker on September 5, 2016, when Brother Larry Dwain Smith passed away at the age of 71 after a 35 plus year battle with Muscular Dystrophy.
RON ROBERTS, LOCAL 29
WHEN MEMBERS RETIRE, their co-workers often throw them parties with gifts. But when Ronald Roberts retired, he provided the gifts — framed and matted copies of a poem he wrote for his local and International union.