YORK HAVEN, Pennsylvania - James CRAFT & Son, Inc., a family-owned and operated mechanical contracting company, announces that two apprentices have accepted an invitation to compete in the Keystone Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Craft Competition held during the ABC Construction Rodeo in Manheim on September 25 and 26, 2010.
Robert Krebs and Daniel Hetrick will first take a written exam on September 25 and then compete in a hands-on competition on September 26, vying for a spot in the national competition to be held in April 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. Only a first-place finish in their respective crafts will secure a spot at the national level.
Krebs, a fourth-year plumbing apprentice is from Mt. Wolf. He has been employed at James CRAFT & Son since October 2006. Hetrick, a fourth-year sheet metal apprentice, resides in Harrisburg, and has been with James CRAFT & Son since April 2007.
The National Craft Championships was developed in 1987 to help celebrate and recognize craft training in construction careers. Each year, the competition draws some of the nation's most talented craftspeople and highlights the important role that craft skills training plays in the construction industry. The intense, two-day national competition consists of a written exam and a practical performance test. For more information, please visit www.abc.org/Education_Training/Craft_Championships.aspx.
The ABC is a national trade association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with 2 million employees. More information can be found at www.abc.org.
Family-owned and operated since its inception more than 100 years ago, James CRAFT & Son services businesses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia in the areas of HVAC, plumbing, electric, sheet metal fabrication, service, design/build, and custom fabrication. For more information, please visit www.jamesCRAFTson.com or call (717) 266-6629.
William D. Craft,
Vice President of Service
James CRAFT & Son, Inc.