We have settled the State Wide Language and wages for the Muncie Chapter. We will have a meeting Friday May 25 at 5:30 at the Muncie Hall to determine where the money will go.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!
Activity in the Muncie Chapter has been a bit slow over the winter months. With that being said the membership has still been able to stay fairly busy with work opportunities in the surrounding areas. Going forward things are shaping up to be another good year for man hours. As the temperatures get warmer the work schedules of the jobs are getting closer. Contractors such as Broady-Campbell, Complete Masonry Services, FA Wilhelm, and Hagerman Construction all have work scheduled at this time with more work coming out to bid. There are no major refractory rebuild jobs scheduled at this time, but as always there will be pop up hot work repairs taking place.
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Monthly Chapter Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7. As we get closer to summer that time will be earlier. I hope to see many of you there.
The State Apprentice Contest will be April 8 at the Indianapolis Hall. Come out to watch and support our future skilled craftworkers as they compete in this annual contest.
The State Wide Meeting will be April 22nd at the Indianapolis Hall at 10:00 AM.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the recently deceased- Bob Leckron, Mike Hodson, and David Dishon.
25 year members:
Brad Hodson, Greg Jester, Kevin May, Roger Randolph, Don Remington, Scott Stigleman, Jeffrey Bulen, Boyce Kates, and Patrick Rowles
40 year members: Ted Champ, Greg Champ, and Bennie Neal
50 year members: Carl Lindsay
State Wide Apprentice Contest will be this Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 am. Come out and see the future of our organization, and enjoy fellowship with bricklayers form around the state and Kentucky.
State Wide Union Meeting will be Saturday April 23 at 10:00 at the Indianapolis Hall. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the latest reports on what is happening around Local 4 plus share your thoughts and or concerns.
Although the winter weather this year has shown very favorable conditions, the man hours have been a bit low, mainly due to jobs finishing and not much starting. Even with the lack of work in the area most members have stayed busy getting work in surrounding areas and or traveling out of state for refractory and outside commercial work.
As we move toward spring it looks like we can anticipate a slow start to a good year. It may be mid-April to early May, but once things take off there will be a lot of things happening. Several Contractors such as Broady-Campbell, CMS, FA Wilhelm, HCC, and Purdy already have work on the books waiting to get started. Along with those projects, Lilja is scheduled to do a rebuild on a glass furnace at the OI plant in Lapel as well. I will send out more info as things progress.
I would like to announce and Congratulate Joe Alberts as the new apprentice instructor for the Indy, Muncie, and Lafayette Chapters. I expect that he will do a great job and I look forward to working with him. Good Luck to 1st year James Sears, 2nd year Austin Gray, and 3rd year Tom Passmore Jr. as they participate in the State Wide apprentice contest in April. We will be taking in new apprentices in the near future, if you know of anyone that is interested please have them contact me.
*Journeyman Upgrade class- First Aid/CPR training March 26 at 8:00 am at the Muncie Ivy Tech.
*State Apprentice Contest April 9 at the Indianapolis Hall and Training Center. Come out for breakfast and support our apprentices.
*State Wide Meeting on April 23, 10:00 am at the Indianapolis Union Hall 8455 Moller Rd. Indianapolis, In. 46268.
CONGRATULATIONS! Cole Smith has completed his apprenticeship and is now a Journeyman. Good Luck Cole!
Congratulations to Shawn Hummel for his 25 years of service award!
It was with great honor that I got to be a part of presenting a 75 year award to Donald (Skinny) Byrd. Congratulations Skinny! Thank you Clyde Bray (60 year member) and Jim Hummel (66 year member) for your help in presenting his award.
Hope to see many of you on the jobsites this summer!