New Event! Construction Pro Rodeo at the Durham Fairgrounds May 23 - 24, 2012

Hands on construction competitions with heavy equipment and carpentry (ultimate dog house build)! 1,000 high school students view construction careers. Trade Show and BBQ as well.
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May 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Connecticut Construction Associations band together to host one-of-a-kind event!

The 1st Annual Construction Pro ‘Rodeo’ will feature hands-on Career Days for high school students, Pro & Celebrity Competitions in Carpentry and Heavy Equipment, Commercial Trade Show, and More!

May 16, 2012 Rocky Hill, Connecticut: Associated Builders and Contractors of CT, well known for its outstanding events and support for the industry, in partnership with the Construction Education Center and the Utility Contractors Association of CT is proud to unveil the Construction Pro Rodeo! This 2-day Expo at the Durham Fairgrounds on May 23 & 24, 2012 will feature Career Days for over 1,000 high school students each morning, followed by a professional Trade Show each afternoon. Both days will have skills competitions for pros, amateurs, and even celebrities as they test out their skills and expertise. One of the Skills Competitions is an “Ultimate Dog House Build” where contractor teams will have four hours to design and build a dog house that will be judged by Architects and Vets and then auctioned for charity.

The “Bobcat Ninja” will be on hand both days demonstrating his skills on the Excavator and Skid Steer. The “Ninja” will be featured soon on a new Discovery Channel show, “Machines of Glory”!

May 23rd Highlights
Career Day   8 am – 11:30 am
Seminars   8 am – 4:30 pm
Apprentice Skills Competitions   10 am – 2 pm
Trade Show   Noon – 6 pm
Construction Education Center BBQ Dinner   6 pm – 9 pm
Celebrity Skid Steer & Excavator Competitions   Ongoing
May 24th Highlights
Career Day   8 am – 11:30 am
Seminars   8 am – 5:30 pm
Pro Carpentry Skill Competition: Dog House Build!   10 am – 2 pm
Trade Show   Noon – 6 pm
Contractors’ Reception   2 pm – 3 pm
Celebrity Skid Steer & Excavator Competitions   Ongoing

Interested persons can contact Suzanne O’Brien at for more event information and press passes.

Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors (CTABC), a Chapter of the national Associated Builders and Contractors, is a membership organization comprised of Merit Shop member-firms in Connecticut. Merit Shop contractors represent 85% of the construction labor in Connecticut.

The Construction Education Center, Inc. is a nonprofit training organization located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Launched by CT ABC, The Center’s core mission is to provide quality training and education programs in order to advance careers and long-term opportunities in response to construction industry needs and to enhance the quality, safety and competitiveness of constructors within and outside the state.

The Utility Contractors Association of Connecticut (UCAC) is a non-profit trade association representing the underground utility and site work construction industry in Connecticut. UCAC contractor members perform work to improve and enhance the utility infrastructure.
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