Members Help Chesapeake Energy Move into Stark County Headquarters

Members Help Chesapeake Energy Move into Stark County Headquarters

When Chesapeake Energy announced it would build its Utica Shale headquarters in Louisville in Stark County, it also announced the project on the 291 acre site was on a tight schedule. Local 18’s professionalism was just what the project needed to meet that schedule. The first phase of the project was to build a road into the ...

Local 18 does the well pads well

Local 18 does the well pads well

It’s estimated there will be approximately 20,000 Utica Shale wells drilled in Ohio during the next decade. Local 18, with its trained, highly skilled, certified Operating Engineers already have been building the pads, roads and other requirements needed to help Chesapeake Energy explore and open the Utica Shale fields from Ashtabu...

New wind turbine rises with Local 18 help

New wind turbine rises with Local 18 help

Local 18’s most recent involvement in wind turbine project is a 225 kilowatt unit at Stamco Industries in Euclid, part of a research project by Case Western Reserve University and Stamco to study the wind activity in that area of the city. If the wind activity is positive, the plan is to put up se...

Fort Steuben 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 in a controlled demolition project.

Local 18 members help move REX Pipeline across Ohio

Local 18 members help move REX Pipeline across Ohio

7-02-077-300 Many Local 18 members have been busy with pipeline work during the final phase of construction of the Rockies Express (REX) Pipeline, one of the l...

A New Spin on Seeding

A New Spin on Seeding

Rough terrain! Adverse weather conditions! Deadlines! Not the best place or time to be seeding. But, when you've got more than 625 miles of pipe to put down in eastern Ohio as part of Spread K of the Rockies Express Pipeline, you better find a way to seed.

With Local 18’s Help – They’re Blowin’ in the Wind!

With Local 18’s Help – They’re Blowin’ in the Wind!

They soar 256-feet in the air. And go 32-feet under ground. They are wind turbines, and each of the four in the Bowling Green Wind Farm Project can produce enough electricity to power approximately 785 homes.

Local 18 has it covered

Local 18 has it covered

Ash-Cov-Bridge4 The largest covered bridge in the United States, 613 feet long, opened in Ashtabula County in 2008 thanks to the combined efforts of Local 18 members ...

RTW – Taking aim at Michigan’s middle class

RTW – Taking aim at Michigan’s middle class

(From the New York Times one day prior to the Michigan vote on the issue) The decline of the middle class in this country has paralleled that of the labor movement, which has been battered by the relentless efforts of business groups and Republicans to drive down wages, boost corporate profits and inflate executive salari...

Press Conference ‘Bridges’ Bridge Future

Press Conference ‘Bridges’ Bridge Future

"I am speaking on behalf of the many thousands of Operating Engineers and their families when I thank Governor Kasich for this program," Business Manager Pat Sink said at a press conference with the governor who announced the state would spend $120 million to help repair bridges in the state. "These bridges are the bricks in Ohio...