February ’21 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

At the December special meeting, all officers were elected on a white ballot including Brother Chris Sipos who takes over the Conductor post from Brother Lucas Janke.  An election was held for three delegates to the 2021 International Convention currently scheduled to be hosted in San Diego.  Brothers Bill Lynsky, Tim Narowitz and John Patton will join Business Manager John Driscoll Jr in representing Local 17 at the event. 

All eleven apprentices eligible for the Mechanics Exam passed.  Congratulations to Brian Bond, Matt Carlton, Bob Connelly, Felix DeJesus, Matt Herbold, Dave Horner, Pat Kelly, Andrea Rodriguez, Ernie Rodriguez, John Smith, and Dan Varga.  There are an additional eight apprentices eligible for the exam once they pass their last finals.

There are currently 20 apprentices in the Local 17 NEIEP program.  There will be two classes with those who passed 700 moving into 800 and those from 600 moving into 200.

With the start of the new year, this is a good time to reassess your personal and financial goals.  When doing these assessments do not overlook the beneficiary of your insurance policy through the Local.  This is an important designation in the event of your passing especially if you have not made one, are recently married, divorced or had a child.  You can contact John at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org for further information. 

Where are they working?

Al Ward and Deven Shields doing a mod a the Federal Reserve for Otis,

Craig Nolty and Dan Koprowski at Lubrizol installing a four-stop for Otis,

Jim Thompson and Jack Finucan at the Carlyle in Lakewood doing a mod for Otis,

John Logue and Pat Pollock at Fairview Village apartments doing a mod for Otis,

Matt Pinchot and Andrea Rodriguez at the Federal Reserve doing a mod for Otis,

Ken Bowles and Shane Huff at Chestnut Lake Apartments doing a mod for Otis,

Jerry Szmerekovsy and Pat Kelly at Swagelock in Solon installing two cars for Otis,

Bob Meyer, Dion Yatsko, Matt Ramser and three Houston mechanics installing fourteen cars at Metro Hospital for Schindler,

Felix DeJesus and Jason Mays doing a mod at Terrace Towers for Schindler,

Matt Carlton and Chris Boggess at Metro installing two hydros for Schindler,

Pat McCann and Ric Supinski doing a door mod at UH main campus for Schindler,

Matt Weingart and Lucas Janke doing a mod at UH Bishop for Schindler,

Ryan Todd and Brian Seither doing a four-car mod at Winton Place for Schindler,

Joe Simcic and Jay Schaefer at the GreatLakes Cheese Shop in Hiram installing two cars for Schindler,

Tom Peska and Brian Seither installing a car at NASA for Schindler,

Brendan Hyland and Russell Barrows installing a five-stop at Grosevnor Place in Tremont for Kone,

Todd Ross and Morgan Armstrong installing three cars at Euclid Grand for Kone,

Joe Gauker and James Hirz at the Columbus Airport installing one car for Kone,

Anthony Metcalf and Sean Canning doing a mod at Our House in Westlake for Thyssen,

Bill Dudas and Andrew Daniels doing a mod at CMHA West Boulevard for Thyssen,

Tim Narowitz and Matt Harden doing a one car mod at Bedford Hospital for Thyssen,

Jason Fredrick and Sebastian Ricco doing a mod at Orangewood for Thyssen,

Kevin Thomas and Jason Saunders installing a car at Aqua Marine for Thyssen,

Scott Hicks and Marc Carollo at 310 Lakeside doing a mod for Gable,

Jim Ehrbar and Wing Lui doing a mod at 5565 Erieview for Gable.

As of this writing there are two mechanics and one apprentice on the bench.

Until next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



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