13TH Annual Lakeland Cardboard BoaT CHALLENGE & lAKESHORE FESTIVAL
When challenged with constructing a boat made completely of cardboard and duct tape in just under two hours – Chastain-Skillman employees stepped up to the task. They joined 40 other boats from Lakeland area businesses, clubs and schools to compete at the 13th Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakeshore Festival on September 10th.
Using their engineering expertise to their advantage, they designed boat plans in advance using their CAD software. Once the boat was constructed on-site, Chastain-Skillman employees, Kevin Albrecht and Joseph Frye boarded the completed vessel and raced it on a marked course in Lake Hollingsworth. The Chastain-Skillman team had a close race, narrowly coming in third in their heat.
“This is always one of our favorite Lakeland events to participate in. It allows us to use our skills in a fun way, be competitive and get involved with the community.”– Kevin Albrecht