Training:  Local 83’s Shop


Local 83’s shop is open M-F, 7am to 3:00pm for practice for members and nonmembers.  You must have a current MOST drug test before practicing.   Gerald Calvert (shop instructor) is available to assist in one of the 20 booths, which have the capability to do SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, plate or tube and torch cutting.

Local 83 also offers Common Arc weld testing, www.commonarc.com, once a year to all boilermakers wanting to update their certifications. Please call Local 83 ahead of time to check availability.

M.O.S.T. Program

“As a non-profit labor management trust dedicated to the on-going education and training of all Boilermakers, MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization & Training) communicates with Boilermakers, contractors, owners and the industry through a number of outlets” (www.mostprograms.com).  MOST has had a big impact on Boilermaker jobsites by reducing job injuries, reducing lost time, improving productivity and industry relationships. 

MOST has also developed the The MOST Boilermaker Delivery System (www.most-bds.org).  The MBDS is a unification system that allows Locals and Contractors to dispatch boilermakers to various jobs and members to access the nation’s traveler’s pool. 

The Joint Referral Rules will be in effect on January 1, 2016 with the MBDS to ensure proper qualifications and guidelines.  CLICK HERE to download the new rules.

View MOST’s programs and their valuable industry insight (www.mostprograms.com).

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