AFSA’s Joseph Giguere Wins First Place at ABC

March2010_2“Nearly 200 outstanding young people, each one representing the future of the construction industry, met in San Diego for an exhausting, but exciting, two days of competition at the 2010 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Convention. Half of the competitors, approximately 100 apprentices representing 10 construction trades, competed for individual recognition in the annual ABC Craft Championships. Meanwhile, the other half, students in construction management programs from universities across the country, competed in teams of four in the annual ABC Student Chapters’ Construction Management Competition, in which they demonstrated knowledge of estimating, project management, safety and site utilization…

Topping off the two days of contests was the Construction Careers Awards Breakfast on Saturday morning, during which winners received medals, much-deserved recognition, and prizes. First-place winner in the Fire Sprinkler competition was Joseph Giguere, of Rustic Fire Protection, Norton, Mass., who represented the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). Giguere won the March2010opportunity to compete at the ABC contest by winning first place in AFSA’s National Apprentice Competition at its 2009 convention. Second place in the ABC competition went to James Michael Maye of RoDan Fire Sprinklers, Inc., an AFSA contractor member based in Tampa, Fla. Maye represented the ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Jeffrey Tressler, Jr., who represented the ABC Baltimore Metro Chapter, took home third place honors. Tressler is an apprentice with VSC Fire & Security, an AFSA contractor member in Jessup, Md.”

View Complete Article in March 2010 Issue of SprinklerAge