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Getting to Know One of the Construction Industry’s Highest Honors

With thousands of nominations each year coming from contractors all across America, and a much anticipated Grand Prize including a RAM pick-up truck, Craft Professional of the Year (C.P.O.Y.) is one of the most prestigious awards the construction industry gives today.  It represents a major accomplishment for the deserving skilled craftsman who takes home the honor.

Companies are encouraged to nominate trade employees who emphasize safety on the job site, best exemplify company values, exhibit exceptional work ethic and demonstrate superior skill excellence in their trade. Eligible nominees must be employed by an ABC member firm and have approximately 90 percent of daily job duties revolve around tools and equipment*.

Nominated craftworkers have expressed passion for their trade, mastered their skillset and taken a hands-on approach to ensuring jobs are completed at the highest standards of quality within the construction industry.  

After nominations close, judges select four finalists to be flown down to the annual ABC Workforce Week event where a Grand Prize Winner is announced at a live event.

Workforce Week 2016

This year, ABC Workforce Week takes place March 1 – 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and culminates with the final Craft Professional of the Year announcement on Friday at a Careers in Construction Awards Ceremony. Tradesmen International is honored to again be the primary sponsor and participant in the ceremony celebrating the four amazing C.P.O.Y finalists and their outstanding skills and leadership qualities.

In what is always an emotional ceremony, the Grand Prize Winner is announced and awarded the “Craft Professional of the Year” award before hundreds of peers. Then, the hard-working recipient becomes the proud owner of a brand new 2016 Ram Tradesmen Truck as well as a Bosch REAXX Table Saw.

As we approach ABC Workforce Week 2016, it’s important to remember the most important element of the construction industry is the hard working personnel who that do more than just get the job done. Tradesmen International recognizes all of those that have contributed to building America from the foundation up while accentuating safety and instilling the highest standards in their craft.

Best of luck to this year’s finalists!

*For more information on the eligibility requirements and nomination process, please visit:

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