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Nominations sought for 2nd Master Craftsmen Awards
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Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville is planning to honor area craftsmen at the second
Master Craftsmen Series event on Oct. 17 and is accepting nominations.

The Master Craftsmen Awards, part of the Featherbone Communiversity Master Series Program in partnership with Lanier Technical College, seek to showcase the construction industry and promote to young people and the community the importance of construction jobs in the economy while recognizing those individuals with outstanding skills in their trade.

Candidates must live in or have done work in Northeast Georgia. There will be 10 trade categories:
Sitework, including grading, pipe and utility, landscape, paving, etc.; concrete worker, including form concrete, flatwork, precast, etc.; mason, including all brick and block work, stone masonry and other masonry work; welder/fabricator/ornamental iron worker, including any structural or ornamental metal work; carpenter/finish tradesman/cabinetry, including rough carpentry and framing, trim carpentry, millwork, drywall, flooring, paint or other finish trades; machinist/toolmaker, including tool room machinist, tool and die maker, job shop machinist, and mold maker; plumber, including all plumbing, pipe fitting and related work; HVAC, including mechanical, sheet metal and related work; electrician, including all construction-related electrical work (high or low voltage); and residential builder, hands-on master builder

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 16. Nomination forms can be found online.

Forms should be sent to Lanier Technical College’s Manufacturing Development Center, Dr. Carroll Turner, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville, GA 30501 or

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