3rd Annual ABC Craft Championships

3rd Annual ABC Craft Championships

Every year the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) hosts a local Craft Championship Competition where 3rd and 4th year apprentices in HVAC and Sheet Metal programs compete to win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the ABC National Craft championship.

The event is attended by students throughout the area where they’re able to watch the competition go down, play games and do activities at the various booths, take a ride in a scissor lift, and meet representatives from local construction companies.

The event is open to the public and lunch will be served between 11am – 1pm.  Please come join us for an afternoon of construction fun and workforce development.

2017 ABC Craft Championship
October 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2201 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211

The Craft Championship was born out of a desire to promote early workforce development for the construction industry, made all the more urgent by the labor shortage.

ABC is currently looking for sponsors, volunteers, and/or those willing to host a booth at the event.  Contact Laurie Kendall at lkendall@abcpnw.org or 503-726-5440 for details.


The 2017 competitors are as follows:

HVAC Competitors

Skyler Benoit
Wendel Beachey
Scott Kirk
Cameron Church
Brady Petersen
Hunter Davisson
Bull Mountain
Pro Temp Associates
Specialty Heating & Cooling

Sheet Metal Competitors

Chris Neffendorf
Gilberto Soto
Elijah Rodden
HVAC, Inc.
American Heating
HVAC, Inc.