2014 IAM Photo Contest Winners

1st Place - Water Jet Engine Nozzle  Donnie Rogers, Local Lodge 2535, Magellan Aerospace, Middletown, Ohio.  Local 2535 member Ed Baker handles a part cut by a water jet that will be welded into a cone for an Airbus A340 jet engine. Second Place - Machine Assemblies Team Makes Preperations for Shipment  Michael Wood, Local Lodge 47, Stolle Machinery Company, Centennial, Colorado. Local Lodge 47 shipping crew members, from left, Jesus Villalon, Johnnie Brewer and Joel Luna build crates to securely ship ink stations for a decorator machine. Third Place  - Measuring the Tight Wire  Mark Patach, Local Lodge 31, Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, Nebraska. Local Lodge 31 Journeyman Andy Frye takes precision measurements on a steam-driven boiler feed pump at the Nebraska City Power Station. Honorable Mention - Quality to Our Customers  Oscar Oliverio, Local Lodge 1202, Henry Pratt Company, Aurora, Illinois. Local Lodge 1202 member Salome Tapia prepares a twenty-inch ball valve for shipment to a water treatment plant. Honorable Mention - Pulling Mutts  John Winslow, Local Lodge 174, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Fort Worth, Texas.   Local Lodge 174 member Angie Gonzales is pulling folded sheets of currency while jogging a 4,000-sheet job before it goes into a press. Honorable Mention - Teamwork  Scott Orloff, Local Lodge 1725, US Airways Maintenance Base Hangar, Charlotte, North Carolina.   Working on scaffolding 15 feet up, Local Lodge 1725 members Wes Nofsinger, left, and Hector Lopez, right, prepare holes for a new landing gear support fitting for an Airbus A330-200.
Honorable Mention - Setting Up the Strippit  Larry Wilson, Local Lodge 733, Beechcraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas.   Local Lodge 733 member Valerie Barker operates a Strippit machine and uses interchangeable dies to precisely locate and punch different size holes and slots into aircraft sheet metal parts. Honorable Mention - Safe Landing Brought to You by Local Lodge 905  Dave Thompson, Local Lodge 905, Messier-Dowty, Inc., Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Local Lodge 905 member Matt Mitchell assembles a shock strut for a 787 Dreamliner main landing gear. Honorable Mention - Safety Professional  Emilie Shewmaker, Local Lodge 2339O, ExpressJet Airlines, Chicago, Illinios. Local Lodge 2339O member Cori Horowitz gets ready for a pre-flight safety demonstration. Horowitz is one of thousands of Flight Attendant safety professionals at ExpressJet, the world’s largest regional airline. Honorable Mention - Departure  Eric Valverde, Local Lodge 1782, United Airlines, San Jose Airport, California. Local Lodge 1782 member Jose Zuniga connects a tow strap to a Bombardier CRJ aircraft. Honorable Mention - At Work at Amtrak  David Gifford, TCU Local Lodge 1908, Amtrak, Washington, D.C. Transportation Communications Union Carman Al Coleman performs maintenance on an Amtrak train at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Honorable Mention - Hauling Trap Gear  Joel Woods, IAM Maine Lobstering Union Local Lodge 207, Rockport Maine. IAM Maine Lobstering Union Local Lodge 207 members Captain Troy Ames, right, prepares to reset a trawl of lobster traps while crewmember Darren Ames, left, bands lobsters that were just caught.