MOKENA, Ill. – Steve Otter, P1 Group plumbing apprentice, recently competed in the UA Region 4 Apprentice Contest in Mokena, Ill. The three-day event was held on June 8-10 at Local Union 597’s 198,000-square-foot training center.
Otter, a member of Local Union 441, was one of only four craftsmen from Kansas selected to attend the contest. He earned the selection after performing well at a local competition in Topeka, Kan. on May 8.
The regional contest, which is open to 11 member states, included 34 elite competitors from five disciplines – welding, plumbing, pipefitting, sprinkler installation and HVAC. Activities consisted of a written test, troubleshooting, rigging, bending, cutting, leveling, welding and brazing. Otter finished in fifth place.