Edison, New Jersey – On Saturday, May 19th from 8-11 a.m., the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) will host the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) Eastern District Drywall and Flooring Olympics at the new, state-of-the-art Carpenters Training Center in Edison, NJ at 75 Fieldcrest Avenue.
The following Eastern District Councils will send their qualifying representative to compete in both Olympics: Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; New York City & Vicinity District Council; New England Regional Council; and Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council.
- Thomas Zaabadick Jr., Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
- Jose Sanchez Hernandez, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
- Thomas Werminski, New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters
- Nicolas Lombardo, Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council
- Kevin Olson, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
- Michael Jacques, New England Regional Council of Carpenters
- John Drago, New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters
- August Caleffe III, Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council
The UBCJA Eastern District Drywall and Flooring Olympics is a competition that tests the skills, agility and craftsmanship of journey-level UBC carpenters. The event will have competitors install sheets of drywall as well as floorlaying tiles and will be judged on the basis of time, neatness and safety.
“We are extremely proud to host the Eastern District Drywall and Flooring Olympics at our new Carpenters Training Center,” said NRCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Ballantyne. “This competition highlights the commitment of our Union carpenters to being the most highly-skilled workforce in the construction industry and showcases our Union’s pride in our craftsmanship, knowledge and skill set.”
The winners of the Eastern District Drywall and Flooring Olympics will compete in the UBCJA National Olympics event on June 27, 2018. The UBCJA National Olympics will be a highlight of the annual UBCJA Interior/Exterior Systems & INSTALL Leadership Conference, held at the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas from June 24-27.
About the NRCC
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry. For more information on NRCC, please visit our website: northeastcarpenters.org & like us on social Facebook: facebook.com/NortheastRegionalCouncilofCarpenters; Twitter: @nrccarpenters; Instagram: @northeastcarpenters; LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/northeastcarpenters; and Snapchat: @nrccarpenters