Sunday, January 31, 2010


The heart and soul of virtually every industrial operation pivots on keeping rotating machinery in good working order.
Millwright Ron


The term "rank-and-file" is defined as "those who form the major portion of any group or organization, excluding the leaders and officers."
Millwright Ron

Saturday, January 30, 2010


We Are much better off with a union than without. But our union has to learn from our past and create new ways of fighting back. We've been under attack for 30 years and our standard of living is being lowered in multiple ways.
At times like this when so many lives are being disrupted and so many of our brothers and sisters are out of work, the status quo is not enough. It's not just the legitimacy of the politicians that is being questioned. Members are waiting for the union leadership to organize them and fight back creatively. If we wait for federal or local governments or contractors to save us we've lost the battle already.
Millwright Ron

Thursday, January 28, 2010



Jobs are moved over seas to the cheapest labor cost and less
government control..... Does that mean that we who work with our
hands,our brains and our hearts have to make third world wages? Does
this mean that we have to work in a unsafe environment? Do we have to
sacrifice our health, our bodies and our loved ones?
There is always someone who will work cheaper, with less safety
and less concern about our environment.
Just look at big business..... The owners of mines,factories and
companies who are fined or arrested each year for pollution,safety
violations,harassment,lying,endangering their employees.
The Ceo's that steal hundreds of millions of dollars from their
companies and stock holders. If you think Unions are corrupted? You
hand better take a good look at big business.

Today we need organization of Labor more than ever......

Unions .... "The people who brought you the Weekends"

Union Millwright and Damn Proud Of It
Millwright Ron


Pulp and Paper Mill Terminology

At this link
This can be copied.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A Millwright career is filled with variety.It is a hands-on and challenging job.From Pin Setters at a Bowling Alley into the Belly Of The Beast at Nuclear Plants.Space Shuttle shaft alignment to the Study of Black Holes in space ( LIGO Project )

Union Millwrights " We Are The Future "

Millwright Ron

Monday, January 25, 2010

Millwrights "IPT Electrical Handbook"


Serves the double role of being a classroom or self study text, and is a superb reference for electrical fundamentals, trade practices, and engineering data. It is designed for immediate practical use in the field, classroom or office. It is also a convenient one stop book for apprentices, trades people, technologists, engineers, and instructors. Due to the logical and orderly sequence of the book, the solution to electrical questions can be easily located. This book refers to both the NEC and CEC codes.

Price is 19.99 Dollars

At the Millwrights Store

Millwright Ron

Millwright " IPT Pipe Trades"


Sets the standard for piping handbooks. It contains all the necessary information previously combined in other reference books, plus much more. It includes information on: pipe and tube data; valves; fittings, flanges and gaskets; offsets and calculations; pipe layout (simplified and detailed); piping prints; oxy-acetylene set-up and pipe welding; pipe rigging. The book is excellent for on-the-job reference, and also contains more than enough data for a complete training program

Price is 19.99 Dollars

At the Millwrights Store at

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Millwright "IPT Rotating Equipment"


emphasizes the use of proven diagnostic, and

corrective methods and procedures for determining machinery condition and predicting mechanical problems

for Millwrights, Industrial Mechanics, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Machinists, and Rotating Equipment Technicians.

It contains the necessary information to determine the condition of machinery using proven corrective

and measurement methods including: vibration analysis, balancing methods, non-destructive testing, lubrication analysis,

bearing failure analysis, performance monitoring, and safe lockout and tagout.

It is an excellent on-the-job reference, and

also contains information for a complete training program.

$19.99 at the Millwrights Store


Millwright Ron

Millwright "IPT Rigging Book"


IPT'S Crane and Rigging HANDBOOK

The books auther is Ronald G. Garby

IPT's CRANE and RIGGING HANDBOOK is commonly referred to

as the "best" crane and rigging available in North America.

It is used for reference and training programs offered by technical colleges, companies, trade unions, and various government institutions and departments.

The book is updated with each reprint to keep current with the latest OSHA regulations.

Data includes: wire rope and inspection; rigging hardware; slings and safe working loads; chain data; mobile crane set-up, stability, tandem lift examples, operation tips;

EOT crane operation, safety, maintenance; tower crane set-up and safety; boom truck safety.

$19.99 at the Millwrights Store

Millwright ** Taxes **

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, every personwho received unemployment benefits during 2009 can exclude the first $2,400 of those benefits from their 2009 tax return. For married couples, the exclusion applies to each spouse separately. If both spouses received benefits during 2009, each may exclude the first $2,400 of benefits they received.

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Millwrights are crafts people who do precision machine installation and assembly using sophisticated measuring instruments. They install and align heavy industrial machinery such as conveyor systems, pumping systems, packaging systems, compressors, electric generators and turbines

Millwright Ron

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Millwrights " Sisters in the Brotherhood "

3rd International UBC

Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference

Will be held Thursday, June 17 - Sunday, June 20 at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joann Williams of the Missouri Council and Liz Skidmore of the New England Regional Council will be co-chairs.

Mary Ellen Renz, of the Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters has been appointed to the Conference Steering Committee.

She has set up an e-mail dedicated to correspondence between Rank and File Members and the Steering Committee

Please feel welcome to send in what topics you wish to see covered. What you want to know, see, hear, do, etc...

Any ideas, you wish to send to the First Steering Committee Meeting set for January 29th, 2010, as well as any questions you have for the Committee.

All Sisters in the Brotherhood, everywhere are encouraged to go to their local meetings and put a motion on the floor, requesting their locals to sponsor as many as they can.

All are encouraged to send letters to their Locals, Regional Councils, Training Centers and Employers stating they wish to attend and why, requesting sponsorship.

Work is scarce and $ is tight. All fully employed Sisters are encouraged to save up for the next 5 months to pay all or part of their way, or consider donating to the Hardship fund that will be set up to help those that wish to attend that can not get sponsored.

All Sisters are welcome to put in requests to vendors of the construction industry for Donations of Products to be used as prizes at the raffle.

The Banquet Hall at the Training Center will hold 800.

Please pass this message to any and all UBC Sisters any and everywhere...ASAP

Sisters in the Brotherhood Facebook Group

Unity Millwright Ron

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Millwright skills training

Millwrights are responsible for the mechanical maintenance, repair, overhaul, and installation of machinery, so training is varied and extensive. Millwrights normally train for 4 years—through apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction—or through community college coupled with informal on-the-job training. These programs include training in dismantling, moving, erecting, and repairing machinery. Trainees may also work with concrete and receive instruction in related skills, such as carpentry, welding, and sheet-metal work. Classroom instruction is provided in mathematics, blueprint reading, hydraulics, electricity, computers, and electronics
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Millwright work

Increasingly sophisticated automation means more complicated machines for millwrights to install and maintain. For example, millwrights may install and maintain numerical control equipment—computer controlled machine tools that fabricate manufacturing parts. This machinery requires special care and knowledge,

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Millwright Work

When assembling machinery, millwrights fit bearings, align gears and wheels, attach motors, and connect belts, according to the manufacturer’s blueprints and drawings. Precision leveling and alignment are important in the assembly process; millwrights must have good mathematical skills, so they can measure angles, material thickness, and small distances with tools such as squares, calipers, and micrometers. When a high level of precision is required, devices such as lasers and ultrasonic measuring tools may be used. Millwrights also work with hand and power tools, such as cutting torches, welding machines, and soldering guns. Some of these workers use metalworking equipment, such as lathes or grinders to modify parts to specifications

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My Wifes Favorite Bumper Sticker
My Husband Is A Millwright

Millwright Ron



Industry worldwide is losing billions of dollars a year due to misalignment of machinery. The
heart and soul of virtually every industrial operation pivots on keeping rotating machinery in
good working order. Countless processes are dependent on the successful operation of
rotating machines that produce electric power, fuels, paper, steel, glass, pharmaceuticals,
the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the buildings we live and work in, and the vehicles that
transport us across the surface of the Earth. Just about everything you see around has
somehow been influenced by rotating machinery of some kind.
The primary objective of accurate alignment is to increase the operating life span of
rotating machinery. To achieve this goal, machinery components that are most likely to fail
must operate well within their design limits. As the parts that are most likely to fail are the
bearings, seals, coupling, and shafts, the accurately aligned machinery will reduce excessive
axial and radial forces on the bearings to insure longer bearing life and rotor stability under
dynamic operating conditions. Precise alignment will reduce the possibility of shaft failure
from cyclic fatigue; it will minimize the amount of wear in the coupling components, alleviate
the amount of shaft bending from the point of power transmission in the coupling to the
coupling end bearing, and it will maintain proper internal rotor clearances.
In a nutshell, accurate alignment will do nothing, but the good things and the key part of
making this happen centers on the people who are responsible for installing, troubleshooting,
maintaining, and operating this machinery.

Millwright Ron

Friday, January 22, 2010

Millwrights Mechanical

The Millwright of former days was the sole representitive of mechanical art, an itinerant engineer and mechanic of high reputation.

Millwright Ron

Millwrights Precious assets

One of the
most precious assets any society has is the skill, ingenuity and creativity of its Millwrights...
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Millwrights What is a Millwright

Do It The Wright Way...
Working within precise limits or standards of accuracy.

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Millwright Who are the Millwrights

Millwrights executed every type of a engineering operation
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Millwrights What do they do

Millwright skills range from interpreting drawings and performing layout, to rigging, assembling and machining parts until they are in perfect working order. It is not unusual for a crew of millwrights to be involved in heavy physical work in the morning and fine precision work in the afternoon.

Since millwrights work mostly with metal, brute strength is often required when moving materials. However, millwrights also possess the precision skills required to assemble machines whose specifications require tolerances in thousandths of an inch.

In construction, millwright work can involve installation, maintenance, retrofit, and removal of conveyor systems and most machines found in factories. Millwrights also work in power generating plants assembling or disassembling electrical turbines & generators. Much of the precision work in nuclear plants is also done by millwrights.

When performing fine work, millwrights often have to work close to machines. Since most of these machines are large and heavy, the potential for serious injury when something goes wrong is great. Millwrights often work with a partner because of the size and weight of the materials. Miscommunication between partners can sometimes lead to accidents.

The nature of their work requires millwrights to use a large number of personal tools. They require one set of tools for heavy work and a different set for precision work."

At one time, these specialists designed and maintained water and windmills, which is where the name "Millwright" originated. Today's Millwrights work from blueprints to install and maintain conveyor and monorail systems, giant electrical turbines, pumps, compressors, and other machinery

Millwright Ron