Keith BARROWS A-MECHANIC - DAYS -Instrumentation

Profile Updated: September 8, 2011
Last Year of Employment at Mill: 2010
Currently residing In: Arlee, MT USA
Spouse/Partner: Cathy
Children: Casey 4/16/81, Katie 4/16/84
Military Service: Navy Submarine Service  
Yes! Attending Reunion

I am back to school in Helena after working at the mill all summer for Fister Electric. I removed instrumentation from the plant and cataloged and shelved them. Electricians are pulling wiring for the copper, and mechanics are removing pumps motors, etc. There was a crew of about 30, with quite a few being old mill hands. It's a strange (quiet) place out there. The new owners have a lot of ideas and plans, but so far it is just quiet and eerie. #3 PM is completely gone from about halfway down the machine all the way to the wire. Winder is gone, OCC plant is gone. Other things like the Waste Fuel boiler are exactly as they were when the last guy walked out (except for all the pigeon poop). I took some pictures that I included below, but it's mostly too sad to look at.

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Jan 01, 2020 at 12:03 PM

I drive by your house all the time. One of these days I'll swing in and make your day.

Jan 01, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Happy Birthday Don, I hope everything is going your way and that the new year will be the best ever.

Feb 02, 2019 at 8:54 AM

Posted on: Jan 31, 2019 at 10:20 PM

Your home looks awesome, I hope you enjoy your retirement as much as I do. However I do see by the name on your boat that your heart still belongs to Big Sky Country.

Sep 14, 2017 at 9:23 AM

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Feb 23, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Happy Birthday Gordon. If my calculations are correct then this is the big 6-0. Congratulations on living a long time. Here's to 60 more.

Jan 07, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Don, Long-time-no-see. Have a happy birthday, I hope everything is coming up roses for you. If you get a chance, let me hear from you. We have lost track of each other.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
I don't know what they did with them, but the hard hats came down from the fence this summer.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
#3pm Decker. Roof removed and decker too.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
#3pm. Note the hole in the floor where the paper machine used to be.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Sorting tubing fittings as punishment on my last day of work.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:55 PM