BAC Members Win Big at Masonry Skills Challenge
he 14th annual Masonry Skills Challenge took place on February 6th during the 2013 MCAA Convention/World of Masonry in Las Vegas where BAC apprentices swept first place in each of the contestâ€™s three categories.
From left, Masonry Skills Challenge first-place winners, representing the OH-KY ADC, apprentices Jeffery Price, Jeremiah Holland, and Noah Spray.
Local 3 CA apprentices and second-place winners, Erick Reynoso, left, and Nick Prater.
The challenge brought together bricklayer apprentices from Union and non-union programs from across the country, who competed at first-, second-, and thirdyear skill levels. After a fierce three-hour competition, BAC apprentices demonstrated, with commanding authority, the clear Union advantage of locally delivered BAC/IMI training programs. Representing the BAC Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council, Jeffery Price of Local 7 OH, Jeremiah Holland of Local 40 OH, and Noah Spray of Local 39 OH brought home first-place awards at the first-, second-, and third-year skill levels respectively. Local 3 CA apprentices also had a great showing with Erick Reynoso taking second place among first-year competitors and Nick Prater placing second in the second-year skill level. In addition, at the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500, which is also held in conjunction with the World of Masonry, Local 21 Illinois Journeyman Steve Cleveland won the Top Craftsman Award for the highest quality wall.
Local 3 MA/ME/NH/RI Hosts 2012 Contest
he Apprenticeship and Training Program of Local 3 Massachusetts/Maine/New Hampshire/Rhode Island hosted its annual Apprentices Contest at the Localâ€™s Training Center in Dorchester, MA on June 16, 2012. Dozens of contestants competed in three categories including bricklaying, masonry restoration, and ceramic tile. The Local extended an invitation to signatory contractors. The strong turn-out by industry partners, members and their families, great refreshments, and of course, the depth of BAC-quality craftsmanship that was on display all made for a memorable contest.
Seated from left, second-place PCC winner Jason Galatis, first-place Tile winner Philip Morrison, first-place Brick winner Michael DeQuattro, first-place PCC winner Michael Rooney, and second-place Tile winner Andrey Novenko; standing from left, Local 3 Executive Vice President Richard Forcione, third-place Brick winner Jonathan Costa, third-place PCC winner Jason Harr, second-place Brick winner Paul Murphy, third-place Tile winner Luke Sherry, fourth-place Brick winner Brian Romanowski, and Local 3 President Chuck Raso.
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