Throughout his career, Don Anderson cleared the ground for numerous recognizable structures in and around the Twin Cities. Recently, Local 49 officially recognized the Delano resident
for 45 years of service in the union.
“I loved working on a dozer because I could create things,” said
Anderson. “I got to use my brain and do something different almost
every day. For me, it beat working in a factory where you’re usually
doing the same thing over and over.”
Working on numerous housing developments and helping build Interstate
394, Anderson contributed to and watched with amazement the metro
area’s tremendous westward and northern expansions. He started in 1965
running a dozer for the City of Golden Valley. During his career,
Anderson also worked on projects at St. Cloud State University and
Blaine’s TPC Golf Course.
“I miss working a little,” he said, after being retired five years.
“But I love being retired.”
Like many of Local 49’s retirees, the union’s benefits and health care
package have helped Anderson enjoy his golden years.
“From suburban housing to skyscrapers, Operators like Anderson have
literally built our community,” said Glen Johnson, Local 49’s business
manager. “We owe these Operators great thanks for their dedication and