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Sheet Metal Contest Information

Sheet Metal Contest Information

Last Revised: 25 March 2015

See General Contest Information for information common to ALL BULLINGTON'S SKILL CONTESTS. Please print a copy for your records.

Written testing for most contests will be held ON-LINE through your schools' Testing Liaison.
Testing will be open beginning Wednesday, March 25.
The deadline for taking the on-line tests is Friday, April 10.
No provisions are being made for make-up testing on-site.
See the State SkillsUSA Director's Memo for the policy on substitutions and late registrations.

Each contestant will be required to bring his or her printed resume. It will be presented to the judges upon entry to the contest area. A deduction will be applied to your overall score if you do not have a resume.

For additional information about the Sheet Metal state contest, please contact Jim Bullington at 405-743-5424 or

The contest is being chaired this year by Trent London, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Sheet Metal Workers JATC of Western Oklahoma, and Judging staff will be provided by the Tulsa Sheet Metal Workers JATC.

Thank you! to our new Chairman and Judging Staff!

After the contest, all workstations must be disassembled and prepared for shipping. Please have your contestants stack the panels neatly for transport on pallets or 4x4's to allow the forklift to get under them without restacking.

The contest area must be cleaned, swept, tables stacked, and all tape removed from the floor. This is the responsibility of instructors and contestants.


As agreed at August Conference each instructor is requested to secure a minimum of $50.00 in prizes for each student that you bring to the State SkillsUSA Championships. Please contact your Awards Chairman for details and to let him/her know of industry awards you have secured.  I know many of you have already been hard at work securing the awards. These awards should be labeled with the name, address, and contact person for the donating industry so that the contestant they are awarded to can send an appropriate expression of his or her appreciation.


Supplied by the Participating Schools

  • 2 – Sheet Metal Shears

  • 2 – Sheet Metal Brakes

  • Lock Former

  • Slip Roller

  • Spot Welder

Each contestant will need to bring the following:

  • Safety glasses

  • Tool box or belt of basic sheet metal tools

  • Tape measure

  • Galvanized Sheet Metal (2- 3’ x 3’ x 26 gauge)

  • 3' section of 7" snaplock pipe not snapped together

  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water

State sheet metal contest project 2014

A rectangular duct must be run through an opening that is narrower than the duct.  The job is to convert a rectangular duct to 7" round through the opening and back to rectangular on the other side, similar to below from 2014. The transition may be offset and may be centered.

Round to rectangular pieces will be assembled with pop rivets or spot welds.  Rectangular piece will be assembled with Pittsburg Locks.  Project will be put together with S & D which the contestants must fabricate and crimp joints.

Each contestant must provide 3 feet of 7” snaplock pipe not snapped together and two 3’ by 3’ pieces of 26 gauge metal.  There will be a penalty for using more than one 3’ by 3’ piece.

For additional information about the Sheet Metal state contest, please contact Jim Bullington at 405-743-5424 or

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