When it Rains by Shane O’Brien 2016 featuring photos of Iron Erected at the Port of L A

Published on Sep 20, 2016

When it Rains by Shane O’Brien 2016

featuring photos of Iron Erected at the Port of L A.

When it Rains” by Shane O’Brien is the soundtrack for this video/slideshow highlighting the changing environments in the Ports of America. The Ports are heading down that road of becoming fully automated. This presentation features the “Crane Maintenance Building2016 which is to service the fully automated ground vehicles, which is the self contained delivery vehicle receiving cargo shipping containers from the over head cargo cranes, for delivery to a line of gantry cranes on wheels. Those Gantry Cranes load these containers to awaiting trucks, like the big rig trucks you see everywhere on the roads today, as they are making container deliveries to our big warehouse type stores. This building is where the maintenance happens for the Automated Ground Vehicles.
In the not too distant future, no persons will be needed to off load Super Sized Container Ships except the actual container crane operator and the “Lashing Gang” from the Longies in our Ports.
The song itself has nothing to do with the construction site or the crew, but, and I repeat “But”, it might have something to do with that construction crew after all…
By Golly, it is written and performed by… The Ironworker foreman in the gang erecting this building belonging to the Port of Los Angeles . “When it Rains” (c)2000 Shane O’Brien; is simply a song really enjoyed by Shane O’Brien, going way back to when it was first written by this performer in 2000. The Union Ironworkers featured in this video are from Local 433 Los Angeles, CA. The Contractor is Metro Builders and Engineers Inc. from Orange County, California

Before leaving this page check out Shane playing live at the Desert Room, Gardena, California

Ironworkers Local 433 topping out the Wilshire Grand

Topping Out Piece 2016 Wilshire Grand Building

Ironworkers Local 433 topping out the Wilshire Grand Building in downtown Los Angeles. Attached to this Spire is a Christmas Tree and an American Flag. These are symbols of congratulations to all who took part in the erection of this project and to future jobs, may they be done with safety and prosperity in mind.
I love the days when I am part of these celebrations. It’s truly a great feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie that tends to stay with me for a long period after. Sometimes the memories afterwards stays with me for years.
Congratulations to all my Brother and Sister Ironworkers in being members who have now built the highest building this side (west) of the Mississippi. Right here in L. A.

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