April ’22 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

In a first for Local 17, the February union meeting normally held in the main hall downstairs was called off to the general membership as the area immediately around the hall was struck with a blackout.  Because the business of the Local still needed to be conducted, the officers met upstairs and held the meeting by flashlight.

Congratulations to Sister Andrea Rodriguez who was sworn in at the meeting as the new Warden and is the first woman to hold an elected Local office.

On Friday, May 20 Local 17 will be honoring its retired members at Harry’s Steak House, 5664 Brecksville Road, Independence.  Drinks at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $50 at the door for active members with retirees attending for free.  Please get your reply into Business Manager John Driscoll Jr at the hall no latter than May 10.  You can call John at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.

Where are they working?

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

Craig Nolty and Brendan Teets at Meridian doing a three-car mod for Otis,

Jim Thompson and Matt Dinko at Fairview Hospital doing a three-car mod for Otis,

Matt Pinchot and Justin Swain at Shoreham Apartments doing a two-car mod for Otis,

Shane Huff and Luke Schnitzler doing a mod at Parma Park Apartments for Otis,

Ken Bowles and Kyle Rosenkranz doing a two-car mod at Marine Towers for Otis,

Jerry Szmerekovsky and Nick Ward at the VA Wade Park installing a car for Otis,

Pat Kelly and Carl Turner bouncing between Bay Village Library and Brecksville School installing cars for Otis,

Tom Peska and Matt Ramser at Market Square installing for Schindler,

Joe Simcic and Joel Reyes at 10 Pins Bowling Alley installing a car for Schindler,

Don Yoho and Adam Klein at Lincoln Apartments installing a car for Schindler,

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

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

Gary Thompson, Felix DeJesus, Lem Hurd and Jason Mays doing a soda t Erieview for Schindler,

Rob Timko and Jason Mays doing a mod at 55 Public Square Parking Garage for Schindler,

Pat McCann and Ric Supinski doing a two-car door mod at Vista for Schindler,

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

Dan Varga and Matt Carlton at JoAnn Fabrics in Akron doing a freight car mod for Schindler,

Ryan Todd and Dan Quigley doing a four-car mod at Euclid Beach Villa for Schindler,

Brian Bond working in Akron for Schindler,

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

Todd Ross and Scott Francesangeli at 55 Public Square doing a mod for Kone,

Brendan Hyland and Chris Boggess doing an escalator mod at Kohl’s Parmatown for Kone,

Tim Narowitz and Dave Ford doing a two-car mod at St John’s Hospital for Thyssen,

Anthony Metcalf and Brian Owens doing a one-car mod at Blair House for Thyssen,

Bill Dudas and Andrew Daniels doing a mod at Wilson Tower for Thyssen,

Jason Fredricks and Chris Sipos doing a two-car mod at Addison Tower for Thyssen

Kevin Thomas and Sean Canning doing a mod at Merrill Building for Thyssen,

Scott Hicks and Brad Skotko at Cedar Extension going a mod for Three-Phase,

Marc Carollo and Wing Lui at Richmond Park Apartments doing a mod for Three-Phase,

Jim Ehrbar and Tino Chabai dong a mod at St Augustine for Three-Phase.

The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to the families of Brother Tom Reitz who passed away January 15, Honored Retiree Don Tretera who passed away January 19 and Honored Retiree Jim Agnew who passed away January 21.

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

Until next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



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