Posted in: Company News on 01 August 2019
Wilson, NC – Watson Electrical Construction gathered 22 of their top apprentices to compete in the 25thAnnual Apprentice Contest last Friday (July 26, 2019) at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Each apprentice starts with an empty booth, blue prints, tools, and their skill. They have four hours to complete the plans with accuracy and efficiency. It is an intense, focus driven, competition that highlights the skills required in the electrical field. Apprentices are judged on their knowledge of the National Electrical Code, precision in executing the project, and safety during the build.
This year the competition was fierce. In the closest contest ever held, the scoring between the first and second place winners was a mere 0.06 points.
Timothy Amerson, first place winner, said that the close finish between the 2nd place winner and himself really closed the contest out on a high note for everyone.
“Watson was built and...
Posted in: Company News on 11 July 2019
Tom Headlee opens our very first Foremen & Superintendent Onboarding Training class in our Charleston, SC location. These are Foremen & Superintendents from both Charleston, & Greenville, SC. This training was designed for new and newly promoted Foremen & Superintendents. Since it’s our first class, these Foremen & Superintendents will give us feedback from this class to help us finalize the format for future classes. Going forward, we will have these classes periodically.
In his opening remarks, Tom told the group Watson Electrical believes in training. Training helps us get better both individually and as a company. The only way we get better is when we are learning.
Tom said, "There are 4 factors that are key to success
Posted in: Company News on 02 July 2019
With encouragement from his brother, who, at the time, was a Watson employee, Joe Loria applied to and was hired by Watson Electrical on May 13, 1986. However, Joe was not sure that he wanted to work in the electrical field. So, over the next several years, Joe would work with Watson on and off again. Then, in 1992, Joe settled down and decided to put his efforts into his electrical trade career at Watson Electrical.
From 1992 through 1996, Joe worked and learned his trade through the Watson Electrical Apprenticeship program. This in-class and hands-on program teaches the necessary skills to become a journeyman electrician upon completion. After the Apprenticeship program, Joe worked as a mechanic and then promoted to foreman. He is now working on a wide range of projects like Langley AFB, Richmond City Jail, and...