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A Journey in Electrical Trade – Talking Electrical: Part 1 – TALKING TRADES EP. 5

Foreword by Ian Thompson, Editor

Without the trades, we cant build. The unfortunate reality is that many people are not aware of the creativity, variety of locations, and camaraderie experienced on building sites. It’s a truly different environment from a soulless office, or as I prefer to call it, the fishbowl.

Our school career advisors should be highlighting that the trades are a creative and enjoyable career path. If you’re willing to work hard and invest in your own business education, you can make it a really rewarding and profitable venture. Remember, AI is not going to replace the trades anytime soon, and with a current shortage, even the least skilled tradespeople find employment – which isn’t a good thing for the industry, but it’s reality.

In this ‘electrifying’ video, join host Matt Risinger and CJ Nielsen as they transform a farm property into a modern oasis, spotlighting the crucial role electricians play in bringing builds to life. Watch as Matt and CJ collaborate with other trades like HVAC, audio, and lighting to seamlessly blend technology with design.

Witness the creative problem-solving process as CJ unravels the automated windows, doors, and lighting systems that enhance both form and function. Delve into the exciting diversity of electrical work, contrasting planning processes for residential versus commercial projects. Discover the unique challenges faced when working across different environments, from homes to industrial spaces.

Gain valuable insights into CJ’s journey from a young enthusiast to securing his journeyman license and pioneering his own thriving electrical business. CJ’s passion for fostering teamwork and bringing new talent into the skilled trades is inspiring.

From logistical mastery to hands-on craftsmanship, get charged up about the dynamic world of electrical trades. Join CJ as he lights the way from a dirt pile to wine cave, revealing the electrifying possibilities that await. The sparks are flying in this energizing glimpse into the electrical trade!

Over to you, Matt and CJ!

Video Transcript

Beautiful farm property wine cave. Rolling hills of California, we must be in wine country. We’re going to be visiting CJ, an electrician that owns CNC Electric. Talking trades, we’re talking about what it’s like to be an electrician. Let’s get going. Build original series hosted by Matt Risinger, talking trades brought to you by Frontdoor and Sashco.

Holy cow, CJ this is beautiful. You’re finally here, I’m glad. Welcome to wine country man, this is everything I was expecting. I’ve been talking about it for a while but this is a job we’ve been working on.

Uh built by Dave Haynes at Haynes Construction. Uhuh. Um I think we’ve been here for probably three or four years have you really? Yeah. And what have you done on this property?

It started as a dirt pile when we first got here and so down below main house first uh and then we transitioned into what they call the recreation barn. It’s got a sports court and a lounge in it and um then the a barn was next and now we’re up here on the uh wine cave which a wine cave is really popular in wine country for storage but this is actually a private wine cave for just lounging and and enjoying dinner in the view.

Wow we’re going to have some fun today. Have a feeling we’re going to see what CJ does for a living as an electrician. Let’s get going

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Working grapes I’m assuming. Check it out they definitely brought the farm to the house which I really like. I do like that a lot. You know the landscape definitely fits fits the property and then you walk into this ultra modern house. So check it out I know it’s so interesting that uh difference between kind of rugged farm you know just some clover nothing super fancy not like some expensive grasses uh and the plants and then all of a sudden man check out this house.

Wow this is unbelievable. Come inside I’ll show you. Super modern man I’m super proud of what we got to do on this project. Wow really modern and pretty. Oh it’s a beauty. There’re just layers and layers of detail.

Wow um so we’ll we’ll show you every detail but man this is a fun one. I wish every job was like this so you wired all this you did all the electrical on this project? All the electrical is us. Uh lighting system but we you know work hand in and with every other trade.

Um between you know HVAC the builder uh sink systems is the integrator, audio cameras so you know it’s a it’s a handoff for all of us but um it’s a collaborative team effort that’s pretty awesome and we’re on a working farm but it’s interesting there’s not a lot of view from this house. 

Oh uh there’s some glass windows and uh all we got to do is push a button it’s tied in with the lighting system and the automatic shades uh come right up. Oh man check that out. So it’s all Lutron so it’s integrated this is just a remote but it’s on the central system so every keypad can open iPad you know it’s really awesome.

Now that those shades are up you can see the incredible view from here. Windows these are doors man these are doors yeah actually got Dave Haynes the builder behind us. These are going to be tied into the automation system so right now we’re going to manually open them but eventually you’re going to be able to push a button and these bad boys will open on their own. So check it out

Cool. From corner slides into a pocket and then this guy slides into a pocket over there so this whole corner opens up. It’s like this whole side of the house is gone from the windows. Oh yeah they’re on DC uh gear motors. It’s really cool technology but I mean does it get any better than opening up and actually so cool you’re in the outdoors then. No doubt.

Now this is not what you do every day on every project right? This is obviously kind of the pinnacle of super custom super detailed homes yeah? I wish every job was like this. Um not every job is like this but yeah I mean we work on everything from you know a track home up to this this is what we want to be working on every day and I mean it’s so satisfying when you get to work on something like this with a team and collaborate it’s really great but your job or your company.

I should say mainly focuses on residential construction as an electrician. Uh and are you mainly doing new construction are you doing remodels primarily new construction but you know that’ll morph from a remodel to new construction. It’ll look like a new construction job but it is a remodel you know there’s not a lot of open lots around it’s all been snatched up so a lot of them already have existing homes that are demoed and I could see that and how’d you get into this CJ like what was your path to become an electrician?

Uh it was it was just right out of high school I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I thought I wanted to work on hot rods actually is that right? And uh you know moonlighted a little bit at the body shop and realized quickly the automotive industry was not you know what I thought it was and just fell in my lap. Um you know a high school friend I got an offer uh from her dad to be an apprentice really early on and just jump right in and uh here we are 20 years later and still doing it.

That’s pretty wild so what does that path look like? Uh you graduated from high school you started on the job as an apprentice. Did you know at that point like oh I’m going to go to school I’m going to learn this because if I understand it right there’s a similar apprenticeship for electricians as there are plumber.

We talked with Eric Anie. Uh and there’s a kind of a four year program where you go to some classes you have to do a certain number of hours in the job underneath a a master electrician. Is it similar for electrical?

Yeah so it varies region to region right so in California though the way it works and it’s very similar elsewhere you know you’re it’s on job training but you also have classroom hours so both are super important. Um but you know most of it is working documenting your hours after you get x amount of hours for whatever tier you’re trying to go for you test out and you know for a general journeyman it’s four years so it’s just just as long as college.

Oh yeah for sure. So from 18 to 22 you were working in the field, you’re going to some classes and might as well been in college at that point in some respects except you had no debt yeah. Uh and you were making probably a pretty good hourly wage right?

You’re getting paid to learn I mean I think that’s the way to go. Um and again it’s you know it’s a dream being able to work with your hands and you know it’s definitely a a fit for what kind of person you are. Um but if you like being hands on and and being proud of something you can stand back on and say I was part of this or I built that it’s really neat.

I think that’s what’s fascinating about coming to this job and hearing you talk about the details here and what it took to integrate with the other tradespeople with the builder with the carpenters with uh the millwork guys the cabinet guys and get all those details just right. I mean when you come in here there is nothing that’s out of place on this house.

It’s a passion project and I think it’s like in any other industry you know you have to really love what you’re doing and so that took a while you know when just like anything if you’re in college you might not know the courses that you’re taking are what you want to do the rest of your life and so the same thing I I was lucky I got to bounce around and and experience some commercial some residential some some service and I think it’s important to be well rounded that way.

But you know working on on custom is is definitely where where we love and it’s interesting how you’re going from wiring and drilling to when you get a lighting system well now you’re doing computer program too right and you’re doing layout and you’re uh figuring out how all these switches and banks can go to this one location where do I wire that.

There’s a there’s really a lot of uh critical and logical thinking and like I got to I got to solve this problem because only so much is on the plans right? Even uh when it comes to the electrical trade I find a lot of designers a lot of architects they hardly put anything in the plans for electrical

maybe the recess lighting plan on something called a reflected ceiling plan what kind of like a picture of the ceiling but beyond that you don’t typically uh get as an electrician where the outlets are going to go. Uh and so there’s a there’s a lot of problem solving on the job side in your job yeah?

I mean coming from like I said a background where we I was able to work on several different types of projects with different companies as I built up to to then going out on my own. Uh I realized quickly that residential was much different than commercial because you’ve seen commercial plans where drawing I mean every detail the mechanical schedule’s laid out in residential especially custom residential it doesn’t happen.

The architect draws what they want to see and you know how it mechanically works. Um and what’s required structurally and things like that but the design team comes in with elevations and we get to see where things are going to go on the wall but all the backend logistics is you know us in the field or like you said behind a computer screen with spreadsheets and figuring out loads and dedicated circuits and where the light switches are going to go.

Um it’s it’s definitely not just you know what you would think it would be like crawling in crawl spaces and pulling wire there’s there’s definitely different facets of the of the job that you know that I don’t think a lot of people see yeah for sure. I want to go see that cool building over there what is that one that is that’s a um recreation barn.

It’s actually got a sports court a lounge it opens up close. Um this big door opens up to pond w barn yeah I think that was probably I mean you see this beautiful house and that building and there’s more going on behind us but there’s a lot of infrastructure too so there’s I mean we had to get power from from our power source or utility company to this house to that so I mean between trenching and there a lot of stuff that so you were doing underground utilities too we and we lucky we get to again a team effort.

Um you know we don’t have tractors and stuff as much as I wish I did you might someday we might have a nice excavator but um you know the underground crew and coordination with the builder is another you know team effort but yeah I mean we’ve probably got I don’t know 50,000 feet of wire in this job it’s insane you know miles between the low voltage integration power distribution and lighting it’s it’s it’s got some wire in it.

That’s pretty awesome let’s go check out the W bar yeah let’s go check it out.

Matt wow look at this building this is so cool. Check it out it’s the uh W Barn they call it. Indoor sports court bar area lounge and what is this crazy little net right here? This is a bad court this badon isn’t it awesome? No way that’s crazy detail man even the perimeter you know they got it uh marked out it’s really awesome.

I have a badmitton story for you. I grew up in the 1970s in Pittsburgh and I played badminton with the famous football player Lynn Swan one time. Oh the guy yeah he could toe tap I know ballet yeah he’s he was a great oh I took bad mittin junior high I think I think I still got it I think we can fabulous when we will play a game I think we totally still have it.

Uh lights are pretty fabulous up here these look like some kind of commercial lights yeah that was a challenge you know I think um in a application like this it could be a warehouse light you know a square tougher and these are are a really high end nice

uh high output lights that you know high bay is what we call it but again you know you look up at a Costco and you could end up with that and these are just aesthetically just beautiful are pretty what a cool spot a bunch of storage it looks like with patio spaces oh yeah

I mean all electric heaters around outdoor. Um it’s it’s just a great space what do you have to do to wire this big uh like airplane hanger style door so it’s hydraulic driven but there’s an electric motor hidden above and it ties in with the integration system so it’s just a push of a button opens right up and it runs on 110 power it’s actually a 240 volt motor.

It’s an industrial hydraulic um pump motor so it it’s like a two horse motor but yeah it’s it’s just right out of the industrial application that’s really cool what a neat I mean totally different out of the ordinary for residential and yet this is still residential construction where you’ve got high bay you’ve got a motor you’ve got a motor and a door that could be in an airplane hanger all in a residential project?

I feel like it’s the best of both worlds right? I mean it’s fun to work on residential it’s fun to work on commercial and why not blend the both? I mean every project of viewers it seems like CJ is a little bit different and has different challenges you do different things every day you’re not in the same office you’re not in the same cubicle are you?

Yeah I mean I wish every job was like this but it’s still I mean we work on bathroom remodels we hang ceiling fans you know we do service work. Um so it’s fun like you said mixing it up. Um you know important to the same office every day and logging into the same computer could get old and I I don’t think I could do it but that’s why you know I’m in the trades

That’s pretty cool if you could think back in your childhood what set you up in your childhood do you think to maybe pursue this electrical trade? Um so young hands on you know I I I knew right away that I liked working with my hands whether it was you know building legos as a little guy or later on following dad around with you know a hammer while he was working around the house.

Uh I’m first generation electrician so dad didn’t do it he actually is a chef. Um you know restaurant guy and U but he was our handyman like we didn’t have you know we B we grew up blue collar. Um but you know dad did everything around the house I mean tongue and grew H hardwood floors he did electrical I mean he he remodeled the kitchen yeah everything so then I just knew I liked it right away and uh you know the rest is history.

That’s pretty wild you mentioned earlier CJ that you actually spent a a summer a minute uh in the auto industry because you kind of grew up thinking you were going to get into hot rods or building cars yeah? What was it about the auto industry for you and no no offense to anybody who’s in that industry no it’s a great one that was like I don’t know about this and and then all of a sudden later you got offered the opportunity to work as an apprentice electrician.

Um I think you know it was happened right around like 134 where I realized oh I’m getting close to getting a driver’s license wanted a car dad said you know either you know go to work and and mom and dad both said you know earn a car or there’s this old mustang in the garage that he bought 15 years prior to me being born even.

Um for mom and he never got around to working on it busy guy and we just started tinkering away on it and I hit this ledge where he we did everything except the body work and paint and so when I was around 15 I got a job with a local body shop and was able to you know kind of see how how it all worked and I can do body work and paint a car now and we got to paint my high school car and I still have it.

Um so I knew you know right away uh it’s a dirty industry and and it only took a few years to figure that one out so about 17 is when uh it turned to turned into electrical? Yeah that’s crazy and then for you what was that path from apprentice to journeyman did you do it in four years took the classes and then passed your journeyman’s uh test right to get to a journeyman’s license?

Yeah it’s 8,000 in California it’s 8,000 hours so so essentially you know 2,000 hours a work year four to it’s four to five years you know to get your and and once you accumulate the hours you document them you submit them into the state and then you can test out as a journeyman you have to pass the test and then you get a card and then you can go work for for pretty much any electrical contractor and you’re making money for those four years too though right?

Like you got an hourly rate and a I’m assuming a decent wage for a period of time right? These guys you’re coming out of high school making mid 20s you know and you can’t you can’t do that you know what are your other op options when you’re going to call minimum wage. Um so yeah you’re getting paid to learn about which is awesome and how many nights a week were you going in a class during that time?

You know it depends on on the program you’re in but you you know there’s there’s the on job is absolutely the most important so you know working for a good company that wants to teach a young guy is super important because there’s no rules for them to you know have to expose you to everything so it’s it’s kind of up to you.

Um working for the right company but then the school stuff’s also important you know book the book end is is not something to snoo on that one or two nights a week? Yeah it’s a on currently yeah it’s like um depending again uh it’s it’s they’re doing it online now but when I was doing it it was it was once a month for a full day. Okay yeah so it’s not terrible but again the B the book stuff’s important.

That’s not bad at all yeah and then that test what was that like was that something that you were really nervous about like oh my gosh am I going to pass this? Yeah I mean for us as electricians it’s it’s code you know so book’s this thick and that’s really what they’re testing you on is do you know the code book and so yeah I mean it’s a lot of studying but it pays off and did you pass that test first time?

The first time yeah I got how about that? Yeah that was one is that uncommon? Um you know it’s gotten hard.

I mean it just depends. I I was always a decent test taker. I didn’t love sitting in a classroom in high school. Correct me if if I’m wrong but is that that test that you take is a journeyman’s then does that cover both residential and commercial or are you taking uh a journeyman or does your journeyman license actually cover a specific type of electrical work.

Yeah so it it it there’s different tiers so there is the residential ticket you can get first. Your residential card I think is uh three years so it’s like 6,000 hours and then what they call the General journeyman is another 2,000 hours so 8 8,000 hours again four years, you know it’s very similar to like a College schedule so you’re out in the world you know Journeyman Electrician.

You know at the age of 21 22 depending on when you graduate high school that’s pretty awesome yeah and then how long until you can sit for I would call it a master’s license that’s what we call in Texas you guys call it something different here in California yeah I don’t we don’t get the cool title of master electrician as much as I want um in California.

It’s a general journeyman is is the is the word we use okay which covers both commercial and yes so your general journeyman 8,000 hours is it it will cover commercial residential and Industrial gotcha and then at that point you can have people work for you you can pull permits right so that’s a little separate.

So we actually after you’re you’re a journeyman and you’ve worked for x amount of years um underneath a a licensed C10 that’s when if you want to start your own business you have to in California get a contractor’s license with the electrical specialty um after it so we we’re a C10 and the 10 is electrical.

So we’re we’re you know another test and that test covers it’s it’s not just trade there’s also law uh so that one’s a tricky one too again camman but you know once you’re done with it it’s that’s it yeah and that’s super valuable to you cuz then at that point you could start your own company right yep once you’re licensed you get to get bonded and insured and you’re out in the world and you can legally contract. That’s pretty cool yeah good stuff man.

We got another building to see here don’t we oh yeah this isn’t it. This is the rec Barn. There’s also an a barn and a wine cave so how about that? Let’s go check it out.

Check it out Matt working AAR this is pretty cool it’s pretty awesome this is o would this be considered a Hal Loft this would that’s what I’m calling it this door swings open they can load in and load out with the tractor I don’t think there’s actual hay going on here though is there no it’s a working uhvegetable farm so I think it’s more of produce yeah that makes sense let’s go check it out man.

I really like this space this Loft on this Barn is absolutely beautiful it really speaks to me cuz uh it feels like a more affordable more every man kind of space rather than the super manicured super modern kind of space on those other houses functional super simple

um but a few things that like made our life easier when you look at the build of it is being that it’s a um the plywood closed wall we have a wall cavity in there so we’re able to wire this thing like a traditional home so RX in the walls which is basically a three three conductor wire right.

Yeah so any a million different combinations right um but in this case yeah non-metallic sheath cables the technical name but we know it is wrong Rox right um but being that it’s in case in a wall plywood over it you can’t touch it uh the rule is above 8 ft you know if you can reach up and grab it you’re not supposed to use RX.

So we have a combination going on in here RX inside the walls and then where it would be exposed we actually ran it more like a commercial building in conduit okay so this metal conduit then it’s main purpose is to Shield the wire from possible damage protect it from someone grabbing it and maybe there was a Nick on that wire that’s thing physical protection is how the code book reads it got it.

I like it but yeah a mix of uh residential style wiring and commercial in a in a barn yeah this Barn’s really cool so upstairs kind of kitchen for the Farm Workers tool storage downstairs and then a beautiful porch on the side too for uh washing down the vegetables getting all stored and ready for the the market to uh to take it right yeah if you would have seen the old barn that this thing replaced.

I mean these guys are spoiled and they know it it’s so beautiful I mean again it’s it’s it’s ready for work it’s durable um the way they built it you know you can clean it you know you’re not there’s not all these nooks and grannies

it’s really nice detail and nothing here is precious like the main house right in the main house you had all kinds of expensive finishes and expensive woods but here it’s you know painted plywood floor and uh and really just expose Plywood And trusses yeah when Dave Haynes the Builder kind of presented this project to us.

He told me uh and our team you know make it commercial grade these guys are going to use it so that’s what it is it’s all commercial grade receptacles again it’s you know taking into consideration them actually using the space is something you know it’s not just pretty

it’s got to be it’s got to be functional I love it let’s uh let’s go back to your uh start in the electrical trade so we mentioned earlier that you spent a couple years in as an apprentice you took your journeyman’s license.

Who were you working for at that time and kind of walk me through the couple years to get to where we are today you’re 36 years old 36 um so I was lucky right out of high school right and I got to work for a really really Mom and Pop Shop um a gal I went to high school with her dad hired me right out of high school worked there for three or four years but really set the foundation for me.

I mean the crew I was working with I’m 18 at that point and I think my journeyman or journey man you know I was working with a few that’s how the format is you know you you team up basically you’re with a journeyman or more and they manage you throughout the day and teach you um as a mentor basically um but being able to work with guys that were you know 10 years older than me and they were like a big brother.

um it was a really good I call it an upbringing you know but into the trades it was it was really cool that’s pretty cool so then uh walk me through what it took for you then to go from taking that journeyman’s test to actually starting CNC electric yeah that was just years you know know um 15 years in working for guys um again I’ve worked for really great people I never burned a bridge.

I always put in a hard work you know I always wanted to walk away from any job like I I was contributing um but I just got to the point where you know it was it was it was time for me I I had ideas that I wanted to implement and when you’re working for someone else it’s not necessarily uh possible so I I you know branched out and it was just me for a long time I had my working for me in the early days

How old were you when you started CNC? uh so my daughter’s seven and my wife was pregnant so you know it’s been about seven or eight years got since I said honey I’m I’m starting my own business so before you were even 30 you own your own company you had your basically your Master’s license at that point and you had uh you bonded and licensed so you could actually get work for yourself.

Right yep so that’s what they require in California you you pass your test you go through all the certification you put in your appc applications and then you test out as a journeyman and then after that you have to work x amount of years to get your contractor’s license in same process you know tests it’s checking all the boxes and you got to be licensed and insured and and then you’re you’re legal to go contract.

That’s pretty wild and fast forward not many years six seven years later you’ve got five guys uh on your team that are in various phases of uh becoming licensed how many of those guys are Journeymen at this point I got two leads and I got three apprentices

uh they’re like family it’s really cool I mean we’re we’re such a tight-knit group and I think that’s important and that’s how I’ve I’ve always tried to structure since the start of our company to kind of have that family atmosphere that I got to experience early on and again it’s not it’s not so much a job

I wanted to be a career. I want these guys and gals to be with the company as you know as long as they want just providing you know that that environment I think is a is a real positive thing and I think is important for at least our company.

Yeah uh CJ tell me about about what a young person starting in the trade could make uh and then as they progress in their career they get their journeyman license uh maybe they’ve been working in the trade for 10 years can you give me any range for what you think they might make in this uh in this trade

you know I think it’s it’s it’s just like any industry it varies so much it depends on the atmosphere you want to be in the type of work you want to do um the type of company you want to work with whether it’s big or small but you know it’s not uncommon for an apprentice right out of right out of high school to be making in the mid 20s and you hear you know supervisor or Forman electricians making up to 100 bucks an hour in California

so is that right yeah I mean you know when you’re a foreman and you’re running a crew of 50 guys in a skyscraper that’s but again there’s there’s these different levels and there’s a lot of stuff in between so when someone says electrician or or Carpenter

in my head it’s like there’s so many subcategories under that that that’s what I like about the trades is like being able to choose where you you fit in in best you know I didn’t fit in very good on these giant jobs where we were just running hundreds of miles of pipe a day but I have a lot of buddies that are great at at at fitting into that and and they love it

again there’s so many different options so many options and I think that’s a great part to uh stop today’s episode uh really really enjoyed seeing the finished work the uh beauty of what you do the craftsmanship the Precision you do passion

I think it’s important you know we go to work and of course you have good days and bad days but um for the most part it’s a Labor of Love

Actually one thing I want to mention since you mentioned that word passion have you ever seen the Mike Row video he’s the Dirty Jobs guy so good he made this video that was just a couple minutes long where he talks about uh we do a disservice to our kids by talking about following your passion or follow your dreams when you were 17

your passion and your dreams was to be a hot rod maker maybe right or and had someone said you follow your passion or dreams that may not have been the best advice whereas the opportunity for you coming out of high school was an apprentice position in an electrical shop uh and this career now would you say you’re passionate about it

yeah I mean I think you know when I look at it again I liked building things I liked standing back and saying you know I was part of this whatever it was you know at that time it was Cars um and you know it’s a complete lateral move

I’m doing the same thing um I’m I’m I’m able to to walk away from a project and be super proud of what we put into it or what the team built um and and then also working with like-minded Builders I mean it’s to me it’s you know it’s it’s still a hotrod it’s still you know and again you there’s not one way to look at it you can in the trade you can bounce around I know

Carpenters that have become electricians and vice versa you know it’s like you don’t really know your passion until you expose yourself to it that’s a great Point CJ beautiful work here at this finished job but you know it’ be fun to kind of roll back the construction timeline and see what this might look like or something like this in construction

can we go visit an under construction job oh yeah we’re going to take you in one um same Builder it’s rough Framing and again it’s you get to see inside the walls um it’s a remodel too so there’s some you know there’s some crawling again every day is not the same for us

we might be working in a beautiful finished custom home or a barn or you know some were crawling over houses and through insulation but it’s all part of the fun you know it really is that’s so awesome man stay tuned for the next episode of talking trades we’re talking electrical. Next up I want to say a big thanks to our sponsors and show you what they’ve been doing to encourage young people to join us in the trades.

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Front door has also been sponsoring organizations committed to the advancement of the skilled trades like skills USA and BR crowd.

I’ve been to their events those are amazing organizations and huge thanks to front door for their partnership in this talking trade series.

I want to say a huge thanks to my friends at sashco for sponsoring this talking trade series. First off if you’re not familiar with them sashco makes a huge line of Premium Cox and sealant that I use every day on my high performance builds. They’re a family-owned company that makes their products in Colorado but they also have been a massive supporter of trade school education.

Now if you are a trade school teacher watching this video I want to tell you about their class pack program which was designed for you to use on your classroom to educate students about sealant technology and application.

Now I’ve been through a version of this program and it was really fun and educational. You can enhance your curriculum with their expert resources. Learn more at sash code.com trades Das support.

Now if you aren’t a teacher you can still make a difference in this battle to bolster our trade base. Take the sashco challenge volunteer a local trade school in your town capture the moment share it on social media in tag sashco and your reward will be a free case of lexel as a token of their appreciation for supporting trade education.

Thanks again sashco for sponsoring these videos.

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