MEDIA ADVISORY: Nearly 170 Top Construction Apprentices and Trainees to Compete at ABC’s National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale

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Highlights from the 2016 National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This year's event will feature nearly 170 of the top construction pros from 28 states competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in 13 trades.

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What: Live, action-packed, hands-on competition in 13 trades including welding, electrical and carpentry vying for gold, silver and bronze medals and safety awards in each category. In addition, the exhibit hall will feature demonstrations, local construction leaders and representatives from industry stakeholders from across the country.

Who: Nearly 170 top construction apprentices and trainees from 28 states vetted through local/state competitions will compete in the 30th edition of Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Craft Championships. Interviews with competitors and ABC officials are available.

Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33316

Why: The construction industry faces a shortage of 1.1 million skilled workers over the next decade, the National Craft Championships are a part of ABC’s effort to raise the profile of careers in construction and highlight the $1.1 billion ABC member companies spend annually on workforce development.

When: Thursday, March 2, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Media planning to attend MUST RSVP to Jeff Leieritz.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

Contacts

Associated Builders and Contractors
Jeff Leieritz
M: 909-528-1261
O: 202-905-2104
leieritz@abc.org

Release Summary

Nearly 170 top construction apprentices and trainees from 28 states will compete in the 30th edition of Associated Builders and Contractors’ National Craft Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Contacts

Associated Builders and Contractors
Jeff Leieritz
M: 909-528-1261
O: 202-905-2104
leieritz@abc.org