Alex Tomassetti wins Bronze at Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Competition
Alex Tomassetti, an apprentice carpenter, won a bronze medal, in the carpentry competition at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships. The event was held in Long Beach, CA and featured a national competition for ABC apprentices in carpentry and 10 other trades. The competition, which featured 170+ competitors, took place over two days: Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22, 2018.
“To say that I am proud of these young men doesn’t even begin to express it,” said Mike Callahan, President of Benchmark Construction. “They have worked extremely hard to build their skills and winning these awards confirms the quality of craftsmanship they bring to everything they do.”
Alex, in his fourth and final year in the carpentry apprenticeship program at the ABC Keystone Chapter, studied and practiced for four months to pass written and safety tests, as well as the practical competition. During the two-hour written exam and the daylong hands-on practical performance tests, Alex showcased his carpentry skills in seven different areas: roof framing, stair building, wood wall framing, steel stud wall framing, drywall, builders level, and trim. As a bronze medal winner, Alex received a cash prize, tools and work boots
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program at ABC Keystone, Alex will be awarded with his Bureau of Apprenticeship Training certificates and will be recognized as a journeymen carpenters.