Proceeds from the race benefit students in the construction and maintenance trades at the Barr Construction Institute.
Sponsors for the race were Ellsworth Electric; Hagerstown Ford; Beaver Mechanical Contractors; Auto Electric; AC&T; BJ's Custom Embroidery; BP Lesky; Bowman Sales & Equipment; Brandenburg Electric; Glass Electric; Harmon and Davies; Lehman Construction Services; Miller and Anderson Inc; New Life Garden Center; North Star Foundation; Potomac St. Creamery; Reebok and Strategic Accounting.
·First place male, Brad Rippey; second place male, Brad Sponaugle; third place male Wayne Kretzer Jr.; and fourth place male, Mike Meadows.
·First place female, Susan Graham-Gray; second place female, Angie McKinley; third place female Laura Nelson; and fourth place female Karen Abbamonte.
·Winners in the masters category were Brad Rippey and Laura Nelson.
ABC is a national trade association with more than 24,000 firms across the nation. Locally, more than 200 employers are members of the Cumberland Valley Chapter.
Cronise Corporation, a Washington County contractor since 1980, has announced a new division, Artful Stone.
This division will use a product called Deco-Pierre to handcraft masonry stone veneer on site.
In February, Douglas Cronise, Charles Holtzman and Mario Santis completed training using this product at Deco-Pierre's corporate headquarters in Grand Praire, Texas. They are certified artisians in crafting an array of textured, colored and patterned stone veneer.