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This year’s National Craft Championships featured a record 210 participants, with competitors from 32 states showcasing their skills in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition to being honored at NCC, this year’s competitors have also gained significant coverage in their local media. Leading up to and in the month since NCC, competitors have been featured in 23 news outlets.

Local media coverage includes:
WFLA-Tampa (Local NBC affiliate)- Tampa Bay apprentice program connects students with construction jobs
March 1, 2016

Portland Tribune - Best of the Best
Feb. 26, 2016

Portland Tribune- Burns Takes Bronze
March 28, 2016

The Salinas Californian- Nate Juarez builds for his future
March 4, 2016

Corpus Christi Caller-Times- CCISD students to compete in national welding competition
March 1, 2016

The Brownsville Herald- HOT STUFF Brownsville native headed to national craft championship
Feb. 25, 2016

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Also picked up by Bloomberg)- Construction apprentices to compete on skill in Fort Lauderdale
Feb. 26, 2016

The Virginian-Pilot- Chesapeake man competes in national trade championship
March 25, 2016

Northwest Florida Daily News (Also picked up by Bloomberg)- OUT & ABOUT: Victoria's Secret is moving to larger quarters
March 27, 2016

Northwest Florida Daily News- Associated Builders and Contractors’ sponsors national welding competition
Feb. 26, 2016

The Des Moines Register- Awards and Recognitions: March 25
March 25, 2016

Newton Daily News- Prairie City man wins bronze at National Craft Championships
March 28, 2016

Lancaster Online- Keystone ABC apprentice wins bronze at National Craft Championships
March 10, 2016

San Antonio Business Journal- BRIEFCASE: Joeris' gold medal winner; investment partnership; SwRI and Orbital ATK; University dishing up healthy options
March 9, 2016

Sheboygan Press- Who’s News Sheboygan County: March 13
March 12, 2016

InkFreeNews- Technician Wins Award
March 23, 2016

York Daily Record- Moving Up for March 20, 2016
March 20, 2016

WisBusiness- ABC of Wisconsin: Apprentices shine at National Craft Championships
March 9, 2016

Grainnet- Interstates Companies Service Technician Ben McDermott Named Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Champion
March 10, 2016

Construction Citizen- Harris County Welders Make History in Winning National Awards at ABC’s National Craft Championships
March 29, 2016

Construction Citizen- Houston-Area Competitors Gear Up for the 2016 National Craft Championships
Feb. 27, 2016

Pasadena Independent School District- CTHS Student Nails First Place at National Craft Championship
March 11, 2016

Alaska Business Monthly- Associated Builders and Contractors Congratulates National Craft Champions
March 9, 2016

Construction Business Owner- Top Craftworkers to Compete at ABC’s National Craft Championships
Feb. 19, 2016

Business Wire- 200+ Craft Workers Compete in ABC’s National Craft Championships
Feb. 23, 2016