2012 BAC Western States Apprentice Contest
total of 26 BAC apprentices from seven Locals competed in four categories – Brick, Marble, PCC and Tile – as part of the 2012 Western States Apprentice Contest, hosted by Local 13 NV in Las Vegas on June 2nd. Local 1 WA apprentice Kyle Christopherson, center, placed first in the Brick category.
From left, Local 3 CA members instructor John Rodriguez, former officer Gary Peifer, current Secretary-Treasurer Tony Santos, first-place Tile winner Pablo Rodriguez, JATC Tile Coordinator Lupe Ortiz, and Local 3 President Dave Jackson.
First-place PCC winner, Josh Dick of Local 1 OR.
Local 4 CA celebrants from left, Apprentice Coordinator Gary Anthony, first-place Marble winner Steven Foster, and President Dick Whitney.
Local 1 Washington Outstanding Apprentice Honored
ocal 1 Washington’s 2012 Royal Hilgbee Inspirational Award went to Eric Renney in recognition of his untiring efforts to raise the standards of apprenticeship. The award is presented each year to the outstanding apprentice who, through his or her performance, craftsmanship and dedication to the
industry, best exemplifies the qualities of an apprentice. “Eric journeyed out in June 2011,” Local 1 WA President Dennis Becker said. “We congratulate him on his accomplishments and wish him well on his continued success as a Union bricklayer.”
From left, Local 1 WA President Dennis Becker, Eric Renney, and Apprentice Coordinator Randy Johnson.
2012 Wisconsin District Council Contest The District Council of Wisconsin and Fowler & Hammer Construction hosted the 2012 Apprentice Contest in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Participants in the WI DC Apprentice Contest included, front row from left, Nick Nimmer and Robert Makouske of Local 8, Chad Stellpflug of Local 9 and first-place (over 2,000 hours) winner Jesse Steger of Local 11. Back row from left, Wesley Mueller and first-place (under 2,000 hours) winner Rich Brosig, both of Local 3, Jason Maly of Local 13, John Webster of Local 1, Scott Neefe of Local 13, Ben Skeels of Local 7 and Justin Kowalewski of Local 6.
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