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ABC’s National Craft Championships won the Spirit of EEC Award during the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association’s Perspectives Conference on Sept. 8 in San Antonio. ABC national chair-elect Milton Graugnard; NCC Chair Bill Lastinger; retired NCC Committee member Mike Stilley; Brandon Mabile, 2020 Young Professional of the Year and businesses development manager at Performance Contractors; and NCC director Jarrell Jackson accepted the award at the conference.  

“The National Craft Championships highlight the talents of people pursuing a career in construction and the variety of opportunities available to them at ABC and member education programs across the United States,” said Lastinger. “These craft professionals dedicate themselves to mastering a trade that will support them and their families for years to come—and builds the places where America lives, learns, plays, works, prays and heals.”

The annual Spirit of ECC Awards honor programs that display an exemplary demonstration of a wide array of talents, skills and passions that encapsulate the ECC’s mission to engage and improve the construction industry.

ABC won this year’s Spirit of ECC Award for effectively showing:

  • A strategic response to a fundamental challenge or opportunity;
  • A solid application of thought leadership; and
  • A certain stewardship toward the betterment of the industry, its participants and the people it serves.

Learn more about this recognition at ecc-conference.org. Stay up to date on 2023 National Craft Championships news and information at abc.org/ncc.