Business Manager from 1990 to 2004 Passes Away

Business Manager from 1990 to 2004 Passes Away

James H. Gardner, Local 18 Business Manager from 1990 until his retirement in 2004, passed away on Tuesday, September 4. Mr. Gardner, a second generation Operating Engineer, joined Local 18 in the field in 1956, and 15 years later was named a business representative in District 1. Over the next two decades he was elected to a vari...

This Oil Exploration Was ‘Rigged’

This Oil Exploration Was ‘Rigged’

And, that rig was Patterson drill rig 329 on a Utica Shale drilling site operated by Chesapeake Energy in Carroll County. This drill rig can...

Euclid Creek: A unique situation for a crane

Euclid Creek: A unique situation for a crane

This is a crane project in which what goes up, also comes down. It requires the same accuracy and skill to lower a load as it does to raise it. Initially, a Liebherr 440-ton crane, with District 1 member Fred Gunn working for McNally Kiewit, hoists a 165-ton steering head up and then down 220-feet into Shaft #1 at the Euclid ...

Transportation budget means jobs

Transportation budget means jobs

Governor Kasich signs two-year Transportation Budget bill which includes almost two billion dollars for construction projects. It ALSO means JOBS for Local 18 members across the state.

Median weekly pay for full-time union workers $200 more than non-union

Median weekly pay for full-time union workers $200 more than non-union

The Plain Dealer | Breaking news: cleveland.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 TODAY'S NUMBERS 11.3%: Share of U.S. wage and salary workers who were members of unions in 2012. 20.1%: Union share in 1983, the first year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports comparable data. $943: Median weekly pay for

Business Manager Active at State’s Job Summit

Business Manager Active at State’s Job Summit

Business Manager Sink was one of seven statewide leaders who recently took part in “The Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy and Economic Summit.” Its purpose was to take a look at a jobs-friendly energy policy for the state. One of the key topics the panel covered was “How can management and organized labor better work tog...

Well Pad

Qualified operators and technology work together

View the photos and see how it all came together successfully at Beaver Excavating’s four-acre well pad project for Chesapeake Energy in Portage County. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="568,569,570,571,572,573,574,575,576,577,578,579,580,581,582,583"]

Bridge Build

Chesapeake Energy Bridge Build

“Beam me up” is not from Star Trek, but from Chesapeake Energy’s new headquarters site in Louisville. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="588,589,590,591,592,595,594,593"]

Bridge Demolition

Bridge Demolition

Fort Steuben Bridge Demolition

For almost 84 years, the Fort Steuben Bridge spanned the Ohio River linking Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia. In 2009, due to a weakening of its structure, the bridge was closed. At 715 a.m. on February 21, 2012, 153 pounds of explosives were used to destroy the suspension bridge ...

Tunnel Lift

Tunnel Lift

What goes up, also comes down Watch as the Local 18 crew orchestrates a 330,000-pound lift in two directions. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="617,618,619,620,621,622,623,624,625,626,627,628,629"]