Local 12 shines @ Surfaces!

Posted February 10, 2023

IUPAT Flooring is really starting to get recognized in the industry as the premier installers in the business and it really showed at this year’s International Surfaces Event. Local 12 was represented well with two Journeyman installers competing in the National Installer of the Year competition. Hasan Basic of DSB+ competed in the wood install contest and Justin Lopez of DSB+ in carpet install contest. Both members finished 2nd place in their divisions with both of them being edged out by only a few points. We also had an apprentice competing in an apprenticeship contest amongst IUPAT’s best apprentices from other District Councils. The apprentices were from DC50 Hawaii, DC5 Washington/Oregon, DC36 Southern California and our very own Local 12 fourth period apprentice Angel Muela from BT Mancini’s represented DC16. Angel finished 2nd in this contest but he was competing against guys that were months from becoming Journeymen. I tip my hat to all three members who did an amazing job and represented our Local in the highest fashion. I have a feeling that next year these member are going to want to compete again to bring that 1st place trophy back to Northern California.

Best Regards,

Steven Belong
Business Representative
DC 16/Local Union 12



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