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First Place
Edward W. Griffith, Local Lodge 2061
Rockledge, Florida, United Space Alliance
Ready for Blast Off
Niles Rubar secures equipment for launch of the space shuttle Endeavor.
Second Place
Eric A. Waldon, Local Lodge 1426, Sioux City, Iowa, Wilson Trailer Company
Moving Along
Jason Delaroi air arcs down a stretch of aluminum highway, or as seen in the photo, a damaged belly rubrail comes out from a cracked Wilson livestock trailer.
Third Place Co-Winner
Thomas Pinski, Local Lodge 837, St. Louis, Missouri, Boeing
Loading a Missile Launcher
Prior to delivery of F/A18-18E/F Super Hornets from the St. Louis production site, mechanics and inspectors install a wingtip missile launcher that will carry AIM-9 Sidewinders.
Third Place Co-Winner
Dave Francis, Local Lodge 2458, Romeoville, Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory,
Par Kicker Maintenance
Jeff Goetzen inspects an injection kicker network cable for the Particle Accumulator Ring of the Advanced Photon Source located at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Honorable Mention
Ronald James Price, Local Lodge 698, Detroit, Michigan, ABC Paving Company
Preventive Maintenance
Roger Messler drives a mobile lubrication truck to all company job sites and services
ABC Pavingís fleet of 200 earth movers.
Honorable Mention
Jozef J. Drozdowski, Local Lodge FL2086, East Tawas, Michigan, Huron-Manistee National Forests
Fire in New Mexico
IAM member Brian Stearns (wearing a red hard hat) and other members of the HMF#1 crew build a fireline in the Pecos Wilderness of the Santa Fe National Forest during the June 2002 Trampas Fire in New Mexico. The HMF#1 crew consisted largely of employees from the Huron-Manistee National Forests in Michigan.
Honorable Mention
Bryan Huebner, Local Lodge 31, Omaha, Nebraska
Steam Turbine
Journeyman Machinist Rickie D. Kellar inspects stationary blade rings of a steam turbine.
Honorable Mention
Mark Patach, Local Lodge 31, Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha Public Power District
Inspecting the Upgrade
Power Station Machinist, Vernon "Buzz" Halverson, inspects the #1 low pressure turbine rotor to be installed in the Omaha Public Power Districtís 700 watt steam turbine located in Nebraska City, Nebraska.