At the March 2018 Construction Sector Operations Conference, Boilermakers Local 105 in Piketon was named the winner of the John F. Erickson NACBE Award. The National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) names one nationwide winner annually, recognizing a Local that exemplifies safety, as determined by the lowest injury rates followed by the highest percentage of Boilermaker man-hours from NACBE contractors participating in its safety index.

“I’m very proud of [the membership] and what they’ve achieved,” said Local 105’s Business Manager Secretary/Treasurer Scott Hammond. “We stress the importance of safety and every monthly meeting. We want everyone to go home from work the way they got to work. This also means contractors will look at Local 105 and see what we have to offer.”