As one door closes, another door opens. In life that means sometimes saying goodbye to an old friend. On behalf of he officers and staff of the Metal Trades Department, I would like to wish Steve Beal, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers MTD key representative, all the best in his retirement. Steve has been a great personal friend to me, and an asset to the Department. As the IBB representative to the Department, Steve has given generously of his knowledge and experience as a longtime labor activist. His expertise in the field will be greatly missed.

As we say goodbye to our dear friend Steve, please join me in welcoming Gary Powers as our newest key advisor assigned to the Department.

In Solidarity,

Ron Ault, President, MTD