Posted in: Company News on 06 March 2015
News Release: Watson Electrical takes 1st and 3rd place at the 2015 ABC National Craft Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Jesse Babington, Charleston Division, finished in 1st place and took home the gold medal. Russell Johnson, Raleigh Division, finished in 3rd place and took home the bronze medal. Both competed in the Electrical: Commercial/Residential competition that ended on March 6th. Both are also prior winners at the state and local levels. Russell was the First Place winner at the 2014 North Carolina Department of Labor Electrical Apprenticeship Competition at the NC State Fair in Raleigh last fall, which qualified him to compete at the ABC National Competition. Jesse finished 1st at the 2014 Charleston Electrical Contractors Association contest.
The National Craft Championships are composed of apprentices from all over the country competing in twelve different competitions representing...
Posted in: Company News on 03 December 2014
Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC / North and South Carolina / Platinum Award
Charlotte, NC - ABC of the Carolinas recently held their 5th Annual Safety Conference on October 2, 2014 at the Speedway Club. Over 150 attendees who participated in the annual event to promote and live the safety culture making sure everyone goes home.
"Anytime a group of Safety Leaders can come together to network, and share best practices; it can only lead to ensuring that our employees return home safely every day," said Chad Hart, Director of Safety Choate Construction.
"A day well spent. No matter how much experience you may have in safety, you can always learn something new or recall information that you may have used in the past. Great overall event." said Jim Lorentz, Operations/Safety Manager Hardhat Workforce Solutions.
The conference consisted of 10 different breakout sessions. Guest keynote...
Posted in: Company News on 13 August 2014
News Release: Watson Electrical held its 20th Annual Electrical Apprenticeship Contest on August 8th at the Wilson County-American Legion Fairgrounds. Since the first event, Watson Electrical’s Contest has been the celebration of how apprenticeship can be a tool to develop outstanding, highly-qualified electricians and company leaders. Watson Electrical’s Contest continues to focus on safety, quality, productivity and pre-planning. It is a well-developed and well-run training event exemplifying teamwork from all areas across the Company from Human Resources, Training, Safety, Management, Supervision and the contestants.
Watson Electrical’s Apprentice Contest was very successful in organization and efficiency. Apprentices competing this year were:
Jason Kafton – Greenville Division
Phillip Breedlove – Charlotte Division
Derek Chapman – Raleigh...