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UA Apprentice Dave DeRaadt wins International Apprentice Competition 

(United Association, Feb. 2012, 3rd Issue) 

The United Association International Apprenticeship Competition is held every year in August in Ann Arbor Michigan as an annual event to showcase the skills of the pipe trades Apprentices of the United Assosication in the  United States and Canada. Leading up to this event is a set of 6 district competition events held at local unions across both countries to select the best people from each area to compete

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Canadian Sprinkler Apprentice Wins Prestigious UA International Apprenticeship Competition 

(Casa Notes, 2011, 3rd Issue)

On August 18th, 2011, David DeRaadt, UA Local 853, Sprinkler Fitters of Ontario made Canadian UA Apprenticeship history. In the 25 years the UA International Apprenticeship Contest has been in existence, no Canadian has ever won a competition in the five piping trades hosted at the contest. Dave is the first and he did it in convincing fashion.

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Canadian Apprentice Tops in North America

(Daily Commerical News and Construction Record, Vol.84, No.172)

Dave DeRaadt is the only Canadian to ever win at the United Association International Apprenticeship Competition, which has been running since the 1940's. "I'm pretty proud to bring it home for Canada", said DeRaadt shortly after returning from Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Feeling the Heat

(Award, Dec. 2011)

C&H Fire Suppression is another service-intensive firm. Created by Mike Heller in 1985, C&H has grown to employ 74 professionals in the Kitchener are who specialize in different areas of the fire protection sector, including new installation and retrofit of automatic fire systems for commerical and residential occupancies; service and inspection of existing fire sprinkler systems; and design services for other companies that require CAD drawings for fire protection.

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