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Local Apprentices Win Bronze Medals at National Craft Championships

Contact: Kristi Pronovost
Director of Marketing & Communications
(717) 653-8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Manheim, Pennsylvania, March 18—ABC Keystone is pleased to announce two of the Chapter’s top apprentices won bronze medals in the trades of Carpentry and Electrical at the ABC National 2022 National Craft Championships (NCC). Award winners were announced at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony during ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 17. The 33rd annual competition held March 16 showcased the skills and expertise of more than 175 of the nation’s top-performing craft professionals.


Bronze Medal Winners:

Michael Harker (Lancaster), Carpentry, Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)         

Jeremy Landis, (Manheim), Electrical: Residential-Commercial, Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. (Ephrata)        


The NCC featured more than 175 of the nation’s best carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, plumbers, welders and other construction craft professionals vying for top honors in 15 competitions with skills on display across 12 crafts. The NCC also featured a team competition with journey-level craft professionals from different crafts working to complete a joint project. The competition included a two-hour online exam and a six-hour practical performance test.

“ABC’s premier skilled trades contest recognizes the men and women who are the future of the construction industry,” said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. “These competitors not only build America, but also highlight the diverse career opportunities in construction. From Maine, to Oregon, to Alabama to California, these craft students traveled from across the country to demonstrate their superior skills, education and safe work practices.”

Established in 1987, the National Craft Championships celebrates and recognizes upskilling in construction, draws some of the country’s most talented craft professionals and highlights the important role that craft skills training plays in the construction industry.

ABC offers more than 800 education programs across 69 chapters to help train the next generation of construction workers. Its flexible, affordable craft and safety training leads to industry-recognized, national credentials for today’s most sought-after construction positions. The Keystone Chapter offers 10 PA-registered apprenticeship programs providing students the opportunity to earn while they learn as they build their careers. ABC is committed to showing the promising career path the industry provides, from apprenticeship to journey-level worker to business owner.

Milwaukee Tool, an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools, has been the official tool sponsor of NCC since 2019. The company provides tools, safety equipment and prizes for NCC competitors.

View the list of winners of the 2022 National Craft Championships

(L-R) Jeremy Landis, (Manheim), Electrical: Residential-Commercial, Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. (Ephrata), Michael Harker (Lancaster), Carpentry, Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)
High Resolution photos available upon request.

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The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing over 530 construction-related firms and nearly 25,000 employees. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters nation-wide help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. Visit us at abckeystone.org.