December ’21 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

Apprentice pay raises were effective with the first paycheck in September.  Several signatories have been having issues with making a correct payout for hours worked.  At the October meeting, Business Manager John Driscoll Jr said that if these issues continue he will instruct our members to go to the office and wait for their checks.  If you have any issues with your check contact John at 216-431-8088 or email him at

The August issue of the Cleveland Labor-Citizen featured an article on Local 17’s new classroom facility on Engle Road.  There is also the article for the October issue of the Elevator Constructor, with photos, available on the local’s website,

The December 10, 2021 and January 14, 2022 meeting are mandatory called meeting for the election and installation of officers.  Fines will be assessed for non-attendance.

Where are they working?

DJ Spring and Deven Shields doing a mod at Southpoint Hospital for Otis,

Craig Nolty and Brendan Teets in Painesville installing one car for Otis,

Jim Thompson and Matt Dinko at Ridge Tool doing a two-car mod for Otis,

John Logue and Pat Pollock at Shoreham Apartments doing a two-car mod for Otis,

Matt Pinchot working Akron on a mod at AMHA for Otis,

Ken Bowles and Shane Huff at Mercy Hospital doing a two-car mod for Otis,

Jerry Szmerekovsky and an Akron apprentice at Lordstown Battery installing a freight for Otis,

Pat Kelly and Carl Turner at Westwood in Elyria installing one car for Otis,

Tom Peska, Ernie Rodriguez, Andie Rodriguez, Joel Reyes, Matt Ramser and Adam Klein installing six 11-stop 5500’s at Market Square for Schindler,

Bob Myer, Chris Boggess and two Houston mechanics installing cars at Metro Hospital for Schindler,

Dion Yatsko and John Smith running two cars at Metro Hospital for Berkshire,

Shawn Yatsko and Brandon Light at Owl’s Nest doing a two-car mod for Schindler,

Gary Thompson and Jason Mays doing a mod at Erieview for Schindler,

Felix DeJesus and Lem Hurd doing a mod at Commodore for Schindler,

Matt Carlton and Rob Timko doing a mod at CSU for Schindler,

Pat McCann and Ric Supinski doing door mods at Akron General Hospital for Schindler,

Matt Weingart, Lucas Janke, Aaron Reed and Mike Bowles doing a mod at UH for Schindler,

Joe Sumph, Dan Varga, Andy Mesko, Tom Holian, Jarrett Adams and Tristan Coughlin doing a mod at Forest Hills for Schindler,

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

Joe Simcic and Don Yoho at Bendix in Avon adjusting three cars for Schindler,

Brian Bond and Tito Mike doing a two-car mod at Euclid Hill Villa for Schindler,

Dave Gnagy and Jay Carlson at Erieview doing a two-car mod for Schindler,

Todd Ross, James Hirz, Drew Williams and Russell Barrow at 55 Public Square doing a mod for Kone,

Tim Narowitz and Dave Ford doing a one-car mod at Acacia-on-the-Green for TK,

Anthony Metcalf and Brian Owens doing a one-car mod at 75 Public Square for TK,

Bill Dudas and Andrew Daniels doing a one-car mod at Slovene Home for TK,

Jason Fredrick and Chris Sipos doing a mod at Case 49 Building for TK,

Chris Scholle and Jason Saunders installing a car at Box Storage in Columbus for TK,

Kevin Thomas and Sean Canning installing a car at Berkshire School for TK,

Scott Hicks, Marc Carollo, Wing Lui and Brad Skotko at K&L buildings across from NASA doing a mod for Gable,

Jim Ehrbar and Tino Chabai doing a two-car mod at 11811 Shaker Blvd for Gable.

The Brothers and Sister of Local 17 send their condolences to retiree Dennis Dixon whose wife and mother both passed from complications of Covid-19.

As of this writing there is one mechanic on the bench.

Until next month,

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety,


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