K&R Fabrications represented in the World Skill Olympics

K&R Fabrications represented in the World Skill Olympics

In the recent World Skill Olympics held in Calgary Canada our own Shane Ashton competed in the Construction Steelwork Category representing Australia and K&R Fabrications where he did his country and company proud. In a competition where Australia has not represented in over 20 years Shane was well in the competition and in clear 3rd place nearing the end of day 3. Unfortunately a technical point in the competition with only 1 minute to go on the 3rd day cost Shane any chance of medaling. He plummeted from clear 3rd to 8th position and with only one day to go it was not possible to make up the penalty. The technical point had nothing to do with his skills and related to the insertion of a free issue pin. The penalty was extremely harsh to say the least and at the end of competition it was obvious to the experts that he should in fact have placed much higher in the standings than the results showed. It was a heartbreaking penalty for Shane after having worked s hard for months in the lead up to competition but one he took with dignity and extreme maturity. Shane is a credit to K&R's training supervisors and the caliber of tradesman employed by our company. Shane will always have incredible memories of the competition and gratitude to K&R for their relentless support. Pictured above is Shane in his Australian uniform in the centre with another 2 of K&R's employees, his younger brother Michael and Guy Brooks. After having witnessed the incredible journey Shane had with the World Skills Olympic Team they too proved to be the best in the Illawarra at the recent "Regional World skills competition". Both of these employees winning GOLD in their respective categories. Michael following in his brothers footsteps and Guy winning the first ever welding gold medal for the company. We wish them both luck and offer our support for the upcoming "National Competition" to be held in Brisbane in May 2010.