FTI Honors 2 Apprentices of the Year

Coating industry elders despairing of the next generation can take heart from
two young painters who have just been named 2011 “Apprentices of the Year” by
their Finishing Trades Institute District Councils.

Thomas Long, of Vulcan Painters Inc., was named Apprentice of the Year for
District Council 77, which represents eight locals in five states. And in
Illinois, Gerardo Ponce, of D.E.S. Painting, took the same honor for District
Council 30, which represents nine locals in two states.

Long and Ponce were recognized for their leadership skills, work ethic,
technical proficiency, ability to follow directions, attitude, achievement above
the minimum requirements, and apparently insatiable appetites for training and
community involvement.

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