On Saturday June 16th, 13 Apprentices from La Crosse Local Union 1 as well as Unions throughout the state will be competing at our office in a bricklaying skills challenge. Contestants will be judged on a self constructed a 150 brick and 8 block mock up wall.

Evaluated Skills Include:
• Plumb
• Level
• Craftsmanship
• Accuracy
• Measurements
• Cleanliness

All apprentices are required to have 400 hours of classroom instruction and 4280 hours of on the job training. After they complete their apprenticeship and become a journeyman bricklayer they are required to complete two upgrade training classes per year. Stop by to these see craftsmen at work!



“Under 2000 hour” results:
1st Place – Rick Brosig, Local 3
2nd Place – Scott Neefe, Local 13
Chad Stellpflug, Local 19
Nick Nimmer, Local 8

“Over 2000 hour” results:
1st Place – Jesse Steger, Local 11
2nd Place – Jason Maly, Local 13
John Webster, Local 1
Wes Mueller, Local 3
Rob Makouske. Local 8
Ben Skeels, Local 7
Justin Kowalewski, Local 6

Awards were presented over dinner at Moxie’s at the Best Western Hotel.

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