It has been announced that Jacobs has secured the maintenance work for the Insulators, Boilermakers, Labourers, Millwrights and Pipefitters at the DOW Prentiss project, located North East of Red Deer.
Jacobs anticipates that they will be mobilized with most of the workforce in place by July 6, 2015 with about 60-70 total craft workers on site. This will open up a number of long term maintenance opportunities, as well as short term turnaround opportunities, for the members of Local 110 in and around the Red Deer area.
The agreement that Jacobs will be working under at the DOW Prentiss project will be the same GPMA that covers Jacobs at the DOW Chemical Fort Saskatchewan project. The agreement will be changed to reflect the addition of the DOW Prentiss project and the new agreement date will be June 8, 2015. This agreement can be found at the GPMC/NMC website gpmccanada.com.
Jacobs taking over such a major scope of work at a traditionally nonunion project is something all members should take pride in. The members are the ones that have made this opportunity possible by showing our professionalism in quality, productivity and safety.