The New England Regional Council of Carpenters is pleased to announce that participants in the New England Carpenters Guaranteed Annuity Fund will be awarded a near-record bonus in their accounts for 2017 of 10.02%!
In addition, participants with accounts in the New England Carpenters Guaranteed Annuity Fund will also be credited with the guaranteed return of 1.86% for a total of 11.88%. Accounts will be credited in the coming weeks and viewable in the online self-service portal. Participants will also receive their annual Guaranteed Annuity Fund statement in May reflecting the bonus amounts.
Congratulations to the Champions of the New England Regional Finals in the Drywall and Floorcovering Olympics. Jose Sanchez Hernandez, from Local 336 is the Drywall winner. Michael Jacques is the Floorcovering Winner. Both will represent the New England Regional Council of Carpenters in the Eastern District competion in May and try for a place in the national finals at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters' International Training Center in Las Vegas in June.
Hernandez works for Century Drywall, who also employs Victor Gutierrez, the runner-up.
Jacques works for Business Interiors, as does Jose Zayas, the runner-up in the Floorcovering competition.
Eight drywall participants earned a place in today's competition at the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury through competitions throughout the region last month. They represented their local unions and their employers, the leading interior systems contractors in New England.
Six members from Massachusetts and Connecticut were selected by union representatives and contractors to participate in the floorcovering competition.
All participants in today's regional finals earned a $200 Red Wing gift card. First and second place finishers in the drywall competition were given PLS Laser Systems. First and second place finishers in the floorcoverers competition were given Hilti laser range finders.