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The Outstanding Ironworker Apprentice Competition

Brothers and Sisters,
We are pleased to highlight the 2022 Outstanding Ironworker Apprentice Competition which featured Local 7’s very own third-year apprentice, Michael Prest.
Michael competed against 58 other iron workers from across the U.S. and Canada in this exciting international contest held at Local 24’s Training Center in Denver, Colorado.
In addition to a written exam with 100 questions, participants competed at the following stations: 
  • Architectural and Ornamental Contest
  • Architectural and Ornamental Mock-up Drawings
  • Column Climb Contest
  • Layout Instruments Contest
  • Rigging Contest
  • Rod Tying Contest
  • Burning-Welding Contest

Congratulations to all who participated, and thank you to those who made this exciting competition possible. A special congratulations to Michael Prest for representing our Local with pride, skill, and professionalism! 


In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro