We are proud to announce that our own residential electricians, Mike Fox and Patrick Flannery, are two of the best apprentice electricians in the nation! After competing against 23,000 electricians from across the U.S. and judged on quality workmanship, safety, and timing, Mike took first place in the first round of IDEAL INDUSTRIES’ National Electricians Competition held at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. He went on to take third place in an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Finals at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, FL where he competed for the grand prize of $30,000 for himself and $5,000 for his school, Minneapolis Electrical JATC.
Patrick Flannery was part of the Student/Apprentice Team and has been with J. Becher & Associates as a Residential Electrician since May 2013. Patrick and his team competed at the IDEAL Championship and won the overall ‘Student/Apprentice Team Competition’, awarding his school $30,000!
IDEAL Electrical, a world leader in electrical tools and wire termination, began the National Electricians Competition to celebrate professional electrical tradesmen and students/apprentices from across the U.S. in a three-round competition that showcases their abilities and expertise. Contestants demonstrate both their problem-solving and physical skills in four categories: wire cutting, stripping, termination and testing through a multi-station speed test judged by fastest completion time and overall accuracy of the wire connection.
Congratulations to Mike Fox & Patrick Flannery, we’re honored to have such a talented tradesman on our team!
More About IDEAL Electrical
IDEAL Electrical is a division of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a global, diversified family business designing and manufacturing superior products and tools for professional tradesmen in the electrical, wire processing, data communications, aerospace, automotive and construction industries. The 100-year old company was founded in 1916 on the premise of forging ideal relationships with customers, employees and communities. The company has consistently grown and expanded under four generations of family ownership. Get more information about IDEAL Electrical at idealind.com/us and the IDEAL competition at idealnationals.com.
The Minneapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) is a non-profit organization jointly sponsored by Minneapolis Chapter of NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) and Local Union 292 IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).
Mike Fox and Patrick Flannery represent the professionalism and expert craftsmanship that make up our team of residentail and commercial electricians who provide electrical services with a focus on safety and quality.