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ABC Keystone Top Scorers 2020 Craft Competition

Local Apprentices Take Top Awards at ABC Keystone Apprenticeship Competition

(MANHEIM, Pa.) Five local apprentices received top scores at the ABC Keystone Annual Craft Competition on Saturday, September 26, 2020, held at the Chapter’s training facility in Manheim. Earning the top scores in their respective trades provides these apprentices the opportunity to move on to the 2021 ABC National Craft Competition (NCC) to be held March 9-11, 2021, in Gaylord, Texas. This year, two of the Chapter’s carpentry apprentices received tied scores, and both with be joining ABC Keystone’s NCC team in March.

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ABC Keystone Apprenticeship & Training Trust Graduates 92 Craft Professionals

ABC Keystone Apprenticeship & Training Trust (KATT) is pleased to announce ninety-two Craft Professionals have graduated in seven apprenticeship trades, including: Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Operator, HVAC, Plumbing and Sheet Metal. The ABC Keystone Apprenticeship & Training Trust manages and operates nine PA-Registered Apprenticeship programs sponsored by Associated Builders & Contractors, Keystone Chapter.

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Merit Shop Training and Research Center Awards 18 Scholarships

MANHEIM, PA, June 10, 2020 – Eighteen deserving individuals were recently awarded scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center (MSTRC). The $20,850 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year brings the total to $535,850 that has been awarded by MSTRC since its inception, helping students entering a career path in the construction industry.

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Construction Safety Pledge

ABC Keystone Announces National Safe and Healthy Construction Pledge

Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone Chapter recently announced the launch of the Safe and Healthy Construction Pledge, an industry-wide call to action to redouble construction jobsite safety commitments under new protocols due to the coronavirus outbreak. Open to all U.S. contractors and industry associations, the pledge calls for prevention, preparedness, and response plans to prevent injuries and disease and safeguard total human health.

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