I am not a plumber. It seems I always have parts left over--and maybe a little leak, when I finish any projects I try at our house.
So I was really impressed by an article I read over the weekend in the Quad City Times: Carter Hagen of the Plumbers and Pipe-fitters Local 25 in Rock Island, won the plumbing division championship a the United Association's annual International Apprentice Contest!
Carter is a fifth-year plumbing apprentice and he competed against 32 of the top apprentices from around the US, Canada and Australia to win the contest! I'ts the first time anyone from Local Union 25 has won this honor since the 1960's.
Carter Hagen, I salute you and wish you a tremendous career in plumbing!