SATSOP, Wash. – If someone told Mike Warren that he has tunnel vision it wouldn’t offend him a bit.
But it would be more accurate to say that it’s a vision for tunnels or rather building a world-class tunnel training program that Warren, the training director of the Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust, is realizing at Satsop Development Park.
“The Puget Sound area is beginning to get the nickname in the tunnel industry as the Silicon Valley of tunnels because of all the work that is coming up here. Also, three of the world’s biggest tunnel manufacturing companies are right here,” said Warren.
The first tunnel class this fall to be taught at Satsop – SHAFT (Safety & Hazard Awareness for Tunnels) – will begin Oct. 4. It’s a one-week, 40-hour course. Students do not have to be part of the Laborers Union to attend, but they do need to be in the Laborers Union to do tunnel work, Warren explained.Continue Reading ...