Month: October 2016

NEWS ARTICLE month of October 2016

From the desk of Troy Garland: On October 1st, BAC Journeymen bricklayers competed in the “Fastest Trowel on the Block” competition and our apprentices competed in the “Masonry Skills Challenge.” The event was held at the Basalite block plant in Dixon CA. Basalite always puts on a well-organized event with great food, music and fun for the kids. The Fastest Trowel competition had 24 bricklayers from all over California. The following BAC 3 members did a great job representing BAC Local 3: Dago Fierro, Mario Fierros, Tyrone Oppy, Felipe Lopez, Felipe Pena, Emmanuel Enriquez, Brian Sunquist, Carlos Machado, Dave Jones Jr., Sergio Moreno and Jose Navarrete. The Masonry Skills Challenge had a different project for each year apprentice. The following apprentices did a great job working under pressure: First year apprentices: Presley Prater 1st place, and Phillip Calloway 2nd place. Second year: Jordan Paraskevopoulos 1st place Mike Granato 2nd place, Kevin Mallett 3rd place and Jon Suliven 4th place. Third year apprentices: Frank Smith 1st place, Robert Prater 2nd place and Curtis Jackson 3rd place. Presley, Jordan and Frank will be competing in the Masonry Skills Challenge in Las Vegas on January 18th. Congratulations to all our BAC members and good luck to our apprentices in Vegas. Tile journeymen training is now mandatory in the current agreement. Part of the required training is OSHA training. OSHA classes will now...

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