The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers was born on September 1, 1893. On that day, at a meeting in Chicago, representatives from the International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers and Iron Ship Builders, which had been organized on October 1, 1880, and the National Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, which had been formed in Atlanta in May of 1888, resolved to consolidate their organizations. It was further agreed that the new organization, to be known as the Brotherhood of Boiler Makers and Iron Ship Builders of America, would make its Headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Boilermakers have a proud history spanning over 125 years. Click below to learn more.
- David Woodruff: Lodge 359 Tank Welder, 1967-68 (PDF)
- They call Me Otis: The Jack Goode Story (PDF)
- The Career of Bonnie Mar with Boilermakers Local 191 (PDF)
- History of Boilermakers (video)
- Letter to a Boilermaker-Fabricator Magazine in 1937 (PDF)
- The Working Career of Robert MacIntosh (PDF)
- Boiler Shutdown - Prince George, B.C., 1978 (PDF)
- The Boilermaker Museum of Photography and Film Website
- A Boilermaker's Story: Percy W. Wilson (PDF)
- The Boilermaking Career of William Charun (PDF)
- A Brief Outline of the History of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in Canada (PDF)
- 1950-1954: The Kemano Project, British Columbia (PDF)
- Boilermakers Throughout History in Photos