AGC Sponsors National Carpentry Competition

More than 70 contestants framed walls and rafters as part of a competition project and were judged on accuracy, ability to read and interpret blueprints, workmanship and the proper use of tools and materials. Safety practices and procedures were also judged as a component of each contestant's overall score.

Winners included high school medalists Jacob Wolf of Tiffin, Ohio (gold); Mason Volmer of Parsons, Kansas (silver); and Toye Patrick of Greenwood, South Carolina (bronze). Postsecondary medalists were Matthew Volmer of Parsons, Kansas (gold); Joseph Ezell of Five Points, Tennessee (silver); and Michael Blatter of Pleasant Grove, Utah (bronze).
Recent employment data released by AGC of America suggests contractors would hire more workers if they were available. It's competitions like SkillsUSA that help prepare future construction workers and encourage industry growth. AGC was proud to support this event.

Associated General Contractors of America