Yusuke Shiomoto (20), an employee of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) who works at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in the Energy & Environment business domain, has won the gold medal in the Construction Steel Work category at the 51st National Skills Competition held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba and other venues in Japan.
MHI participated in five categories this year: Construction Steel Work, Welding, Mechanical Device Assembly, Mechatronics and Turning.
In the Construction Steel Work category, besides Mr. Shiomoto's gold medal three other company employees also finished with medals: Ryosuke Fujiwara (21) – silver medal, and Genki Kuroda (20) of the Takasago Machinery Works and Yasutaka Mimura (19) of Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works, (also in the Energy & Environment business domain), who respectively captured the bronze medals.
Two medals were also garnered by MHI employees in the Welding category: silver by Kazuhisa Fujita (21) of the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works and bronze by Kenta Namba (22) of the Takasago Machinery Works. Including various "Fighting Spirit Awards," altogether 15 MHI employees captured awards in the competition.