Tradesman of the Month August 2018

David Lewallen – Tool Box Buzz Tradesman of the Month

Our Tradesman of the Month for August 2018 is David Lewallen.  David is a union Iron worker with Local 55 from Toledo, Ohio.  The company he works for is Kokosing inc. Industrial division they are based out of Columbus, Ohio.


In his picture , they are demoing the domes off a Digester, a 45-foot tall tank, at a waste water treatment plant. The domes are stel and weigh around 100,000 lbs.  They will be installing a new base and lid next week. This is one of four that will completed.  David is harnessed to the side wall/base of the tank at 45 -feet up.

David is using an oxy/acetylene field torch to cut away a . 12,000 LB piece. Once free, a 90 ton crane will lower to the ground crew and prepare it for transport from the job site.

We would like to thank everyone that signed up in August and continue to encourage all Tradesmen and Tradeswomen to keep entering.  This award is for all of you, and we want to celebrate the good work you do and help keep the trades alive.
Thank you to Milwaukee Tools for sponsoring the tool gift package.
As Tradesman of the Month, David wins a Milwaukee Fuel High Torque Impact Wrench.  For an Iron Worker he does plenty of bolt fastening.  Also, by clicking on the tool link you will be able to see a in depth tool review from one of  the TBB crew members.   Dave will receive a TBBPRO t-shirt, TBB Hat and stickers. Congratulations David!
Remember entering is easy; send us an email with a picture of yourself, your work, and hash tag #TBBPRO.
Look through August’s entries below.  Enter each month for an awesome Milwaukee tool gift pack and TBBPRO swag!


About the author

Michael Hopp

Michael Hopp is a registered contractor in the State of Rhode Island. He has been registered for the last 16 years specializing in interior and exterior remodeling, doors and windows.Mike began practicing his trade 25 years ago at William M. Davies Career and Technical High School in carpentry shop. This gave him the opportunity to become an apprentice at Brodeur Window Distributors. Mike continued working at the company for 10 years. During this time he was in charge of the specialty door shop and assisted on service calls.For the last 16 years, Mike has been working as a general contractor in Rhode Island with his company MJH Construction LLC. Even though his background is in doors and windows, his passion is for remodel work.

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