Posted in: Company News on 25 May 2016
Watson Electrical takes 3rd place at the 2016 ABC National Craft Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Grant Farrimond with Watson Electrical Construction Co. LLC (Kernersville location) won the Bronze medal in the Electrical: Residential/Commercial competition at the ABC National Craft Championships held March 1-4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Competing beside apprentices from all over the country, competitors first took an intense, two-hour written exam and then competed in a daylong hands-on practical performance test. Great job Grant!
Posted in: Company News on 27 May 2015
May 20, 2015
The Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC) today praised the South Carolina House of Representatives for recognizing and honoring the state's first ever National Craft Champion. Jesse Babington, a fourth year apprentice at Watson Electrical, was recognized in a South Carolina House Resolution for winning the gold medal at the 2015 National Craft Championships in the Electrical division. The Craft Championships took place in March in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Representative Chris Murphy (SC-98) and Representative Joe Daning (SC-92) presented Babington with the Resolution from the house floor. "We are proud to recognize Jesse for his outstanding accomplishments", said Rep Daning from the House Floor. "Jesse's hard work and love for his craft and determination to be the best, deserve him of our praise."...
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...