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RIDGID accepting entries for 2020 Experience contest

Two of the eight winning spots are being offered exclusively to future trade professionals who are currently enrolled in trade school or are apprenticing.


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February 21, 2020

The winners of last year’s contest pose for a photoshoot with RIDGID tools. From left: John Thompson, Mike Flynn, Rob Broccolo, Danielle Browne (from St. John’s, Newfoundland), Rob McIlhargey (from Surrey, B.C.), Breyden Trzybinski, Felix Delgadillo, Omar Harris and Robert Sanchez. (image: RIDGID)

RIDGID invites tradespeople to share their passion for their profession by entering the 2020 RIDGID Experience contest.

Eight winners will be selected to receive a multi-day all-expenses paid trip to RIDGID’s headquarters in Elyria, Ohio (outside of Cleveland). This year, two of the eight winning spots are being offered exclusively to future trade professionals who are currently enrolled in trade school or are apprenticing.

This is the fourth year that RIDGID has run the Experience contest. In addition to the all expenses paid trip, winners will also receive a tour of RIDGID’s headquarters, a custom pipe wrench, photoshoot, one-on-one time with the brand’s product, engineering, research and development managers, suite seats to a Cleveland Indians game and a fishing excursion on Lake Erie.

“The RIDGID Experience contest started four years ago as a grassroots effort on our part to recognize our loyal customers. What it’s become is truly a career defining experience for our winners. One look at the Instagram posts about the contest, and it’s clear that our tradespeople take this contest as seriously as they take their RIDGID tools,” Becky Brotherton, manager of marketing and communications for RIDGID, said in a company release.

Brotherton notes that RIDGID wanted to enhance the experience this year with the addition of two spots exclusively for future tradespeople.

“For years, we’ve boosted our outreach programs to help attract the next generation of professionals to the skilled trades. This year’s contest reflects our commitment to celebrating people in the industry at all stages of their career.”

The contest is open to Americans and Canadians, with the exception of those living in Quebec. Contest entry forms can be found on RIDGID’s Facebook page. The deadline to enter is April 24, 2020. Winners will be announced in May.