CONTACT: Kelly Carpenter (225) 752-0088
To editors and reporters:
You are invited to attend and cover the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors 2016 Annual Craft Competition. Each year, the Pelican Chapter, ABC hosts a craft competition for students selected by the school’s instructors to showcase the skills learned at the training center. This year, there are 29 students registered to compete in Baton Rouge.
Categories included in the competition are: Industrial electrical, instrument fitter, millwright, pipefitting, pipe welding, plate welding and welding. The competition is judged by Pelican Chapter members who are experts in the respective fields, and the winner of each category will move on to the ABC National Craft Competition held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in March. Competitors are scored based off of a number of tests including a written assessment, a hands-on assessment and a safety exam during the hands-on assignment.
The purpose of both the local and national competitions is to showcase the exceptional talent of the next generation of the skilled craft workforce being trained in Louisiana and across the country.
EVENT: 2016 Pelican Chapter Annual Craft Competition
LOCATION: Pelican Chapter Training Center
19251 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
DATE: December 1, 2016
Start time: 7:30 a.m.
Approximate end time: 3:30 p.m.
Local ABC Contractor Members Receive National Safety Recognition
BATON ROUGE, La. (11/9/2016) - The Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recognized 40 contractor members with the prestigious ABC National Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award at its quarterly Industrial Contractor Council breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.
Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, STEP is an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs. The Key Component System forms a 20-point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program.
The Pelican Chapter congratulates the following ABC member companies for their accomplishments:
Pelican Chapter, ABC is a non-profit organization based in Baton Rouge, LA. For information on Pelican Chapter communications and media contact Erika Walter, 225-448-3348.