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Interstates Instrumentation Technician, Jeremy Ranschau, Receives Gold Medal in 2017 National Craft Championships

March 7, 2017

Sioux Center, IA

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) held its annual Workforce Week event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 28, 2017 – March 3, 2017. The event served as a time to celebrate the best in merit shop construction and recognize the exceptional contributions of members, chapters, and craft professionals in the construction industry. On March 2, 2017, participants competed in the National Craft Championships. Jeremy Ranschau, Interstates Instrumentation Technician, was awarded a gold medal in Instrumentation Fitting. This is the third consecutive year an Interstates employee has received an award in the National Craft Championships.

“Jeremy is an outstanding craftsman, committed to excellence in his trade,” said Dave Crumrine, President of Interstates Construction. “We take great pride in Jeremy’s success and intend to keep recruiting and building up exceptional people; a core strategy at Interstates. Jeremy is the third consecutive winner from Interstates in this category, a testament to him and the Interstates Instrumentation program.”

The first National Craft Championships was held in 1987 with only a handful of participants competing in four craft competitions. More than 25 years later, more than 2,000 men and women have competed in what has grown to become one of the construction industry’s most recognized and revered craft skills events, thanks to the dedication and hard work of member firms and ABC chapters.

Check out this video for highlights from this year's National Craft Championships!