Annual NCMCA Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest
Hosted by the Eastern Carolina Chapter on May 18
By Lynn Nash
The 2013 Annual NCMCA Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest will be hosted by the Eastern Carolina Chapter at the Senator Bob Martin Agricultural Center in Williamston on Saturday, May 18th.
An exciting day is planned! A horse show will also be at the arena, and Roger Manning will be providing horse and wagon rides for everyone. The airport is only eight miles away and the chapter is making arrangements for special rates at the local Holiday Inn Express. They plan sausage for breakfast and barbecue for lunch.
Chapter leader and past NCMCA President Gary Manning says he was inspired by the “family event” nature of the event in 2012 at Carolina Stalite and says that’s what they plan for 2013.
Contestants will compete for cash and tool prizes and the David R. Sigmon award for top score.
Last year, McGee Brothers Co. took the top prize as Wriston McGee finished first for an historic second year in a row, winning $500, the Sigmon Award and a wheelbarrow full of tools. Everyone who competes wins prizes.
Contestants must be sponsored by a contractor member of NCMCA, must supply his own tools, must have proper safety equipment, and must not have completed more than 6,000 hours of
training before the competition.
Complete rules will be included with the registration blanks. A $50 entry fee is required per contestant. Additional details and registration forms will be posted at www.ncmca.com “Scheduled Events” page.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.