none

AUSSIE SPARKY TAKES OUT INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE

22-11-2019
by 
in 

Melbourne-based Tom Matic has been crowned World’s Best Electrician, winning the international challenge at the fourth annual Ideal National Championship in Florida.

Competing against professional electricians from the USA, Canada and China in an intense hour-long competition that required the competitors to complete four challenges – one reflecting each country’s unique electrical installation methods, Matic came out on top, and will be bringing home the top prize of a new RAM 1500 pickup truck.

Commenting at the end of the four-day US national event that preceded the international challenge, Doug Sanford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Non-Lighting Businesses, Ideal Industries, said: “With the US facing a significant shortage of electricians in the next few years, we wanted to find a way to honour the trade community and help attract young men and women into satisfying careers as electricians and contractors.

“I think we have an opportunity, and a responsibility, to powerfully demonstrate how pivotal this skilled trade is to powering and connecting the rest of us in virtually every element of our lives. Without electricians, technologies don’t move forward. Buildings don’t fully function. Homes don’t meet expectations.”

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 07.04.2020
    07.04.2020
    by      In
    NSW is deadly serious about the social distancing laws – with fines of up to $11,000 or even six months in jail available as punishments for the worst offenders.
    NSW police can issue on the spot fines of up to $1000 for individuals and $5000 for businesses breaking the rules.
    NSW Police... Read More
  2. 07.04.2020
    07.04.2020
    by      In
    Lactalis Australia is boosting productivity at its Lidcombe milk site in NSW with a new automated guided vehicles (AGV) solution from Dematic to transport pallets of milk that is capable of lifting loads of up to 1.2 tonnes to a height of six metres.
    Lactalis Australia (formerly Parmalat) is owned... Read More
  3. 07.04.2020
    07.04.2020
    by      In
    Around this time each year, people start to use more hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial products to help protect against cold and flu. This year the situation is dramatically compounded by the coronavirus, resulting in a shortage of hand sanitising products. Hand sanitisers are a fast and proven way... Read More
  4. 02.04.2020
    02.04.2020
    by      In
    A national register has been launched to compile local expertise in the production of medical supplies and other essential items. The scheme, which has been driven by Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), itself a Commonwealth Government initiative - has received over 1,000 responses in less... Read More