The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners in its 2012 National Craft Championships competition, held at the association’s EdCon & Expo, April 24-27 in San Antonio.
“ABC is honored to recognize the winners of the National Craft Championships for their high-quality workmanship, technical knowledge and safe work practices,” said 2012 ABC National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md. “These craft trainees are the best of the best and show us that there is a bright future ahead for ABC and the U.S. construction industry.”
A field of 127 craft trainees competed for top honors in 12 competitions representing 10 crafts. Competitors first took an intense, two-hour written exam and then competed in daylong hands-on practical performance tests in: residential/commercial carpentry; residential/commercial electrical; commercial/industrial electrical; fire sprinkler; HVAC; insulation; millwright/industrial maintenance mechanic; pipefitting; plumbing; sheet metal; pipe welding;and structural welding.
Shaft alignmentCongratulations to the winners of the Millwright Competition:
Gold: Kurt Dickinson
Training Sponsor: ABC Maine Chapter/Cianbro Corporation
Employer: Cianbro Corporation
Silver: Harold B. Harris III Training
Sponsor: ABC Pelican Chapter
Employer: Turner Industries Group, LLC
Bronze: Seth Norton Training
Sponsor: ABC Maine Chapter/Cianbro Corporation
Employer: Cianbro Corporation
LUDECA is proud to have sponspored and supported the event with several SHAFTALIGN laser shaft alignment tools for the Millwright competition.

We can’t thank LUDECA enough for all of your help again this year. It was a great event! —Lisa Nardone, Associated Builders and Contractors

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