Local Man Honored For Union Service
November 7, 2019
Eddie Thomas (right), of Crane, receives a 50-year pin and a gold LiUNA card from Laborers Local 663 Business Agent Tim Price, of Galena. Thomas, 74, joined the Laborers Union in 1969. During his career, Thomas said he worked on a variety of building and pipeline projects. He counts work on Cox South Hospital, Mercy Hospital, a pipeline from Tulsa, Okla., to Buffalo, Mo., and a record-setting 720-yard concrete pour at French’s Mustard in Springfield among his most memorable jobs. In retirement, Thomas enjoys fishing, collecting antique fishing gear and woodcarving.