Stone Bridge Machinist Union celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Stone Bridge Machinist Union Local Lodge 2385 celebrated its 50th Anniversary Saturday afternoon at Kiwanis Park. The local organized in April 1969 at Amana Refrigeration after the plant opened in December 1968; it is now known as Goodman/Daikin. Four members, pictured here with Jimmie Gaunce (at left), the first business representative for the local, are still active at the facility. After Gaunce, the order of their hiring was Ronnie Doss, Willie “Duke” Dangerfield, Merle Luttrell and Murel Tucker. The group was presented leather jackets to commemorate their time with the local.