Nearly 200 Top Craft Trainees to Compete at ABC’s National Craft Championships


WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced nearly 200 competitors from 32 states will participate in this year’s National Craft Championships, March 4-5, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

This year’s National Craft Championships will feature the largest number of craft trainees and apprentices in the event’s 28-year history. Competitors will contend for gold, silver, and bronze medals and a safety award in 15 competitions representing 12 crafts, including carpentry, electrical, pipefitting, plumbing and welding. The two-day competition will include both a written exam and a hands-on, practical application where competitors will demonstrate their high-level skills and safety best practices.

In addition to the competition, this year’s exhibit hall will feature welding simulators, a crane simulator, an interactive fall protection demonstration and tool and training demonstrations.

To see the National Craft Championships agenda and meet the competitors, visit Media planning to attend the National Craft Championships must RSVP by March 2 to Jeff Leieritz, ">. Media wishing to interview ABC National Chair Pamela Volm, ABC Florida East Coast President and CEO Peter Dyga or National Craft Championships Chairman Greg Sizemore should also email ">.

What: Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Championships
When: Wednesday, March 4-Friday, March 6 (Awards ceremony on March 6; hands-on competition on March 5, written test on March 4)
Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (To enter the convention center, you must present a valid, government-issued photo ID.)
RSVP: Media planning to attend MUST RSVP to Jeff Leieritz, ">, by March 2, 2015.

Contact: Jeff Leieritz (202) 905-2104

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