WASHINGTON — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced the winners of its 2013 National Craft Championships competition, held at the association’s 21st Century Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala.

“This year’s winners truly were the best of the best,” said 2013 ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock, CEO of hth companies inc., Union, Mo. “Displaying high-quality workmanship, technical knowledge, and safe work practices, each of them helped prove that the future of the construction industry and ABC is bright. ABC is proud to recognize these winners as champions.”

A field of 137 craft trainees competed for top honors in 13 crafts, including HVAC.

The 2013 HVAC winners are:

Gold: Jared Whitehead
Training Sponsor: Construction Education Foundation of North Texas
Employer: Aire Dynamics

Silver: Benjamin Morical
Training Sponsor: ABC of Indiana
Employer: Ellis Mechanical

Bronze: Todd Moolenaar
Training Sponsor: ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship & Training Trust
Employer: Manitowoc Heating & Refrigeration Services Inc.

The National Craft Championships competition 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.

For more information, visit www.abc.org.

Publication date: 5/20/2013

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