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What makes a good construction worker? Arizona man among 9 competing in Las Vegas

By Nate Boyle
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 12:50pm

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Matt Ferris Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge
Matt Ferris of San Tan Valley is one of nine construction workers competing in the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge.

What makes a good construction worker? According to the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge, it’s the ability to pick up a tennis ball off of a traffic cone with a backhoe.

Nine construction workers are in Las Vegas this week competing in this challenge.

Matt Ferris is one of these final nine contestants. He lives in San Tan Valley and when he isn’t doing competitive excavating, he’s managing construction sites around metro Phoenix.

The Show spoke with him about how he got into competitive construction.

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