Applications are now open for the 2021 Equipment World program, and twelve contestants will be selected to receive a four-day paid trip to Las Vegas for the Best Contractor of the Year event this fall. During the event, the finalists will participate in an industry roundtable and focus group, the event culminating in the 2021 winner being named at an awards banquet. To get a feel for the Contractor of the Year event, check out this post or below a video celebrating the naming of our 2020 Best Contractor, Toby Drake from Drake Construction, Kotzebo, Alaska. To access the COY application, click here, the competition is designed to honor contractors who have distinguished themselves in their local markets, and the competition is open to owners of construction companies who have been in business for 10 years or more, have annual revenues between $ 3 million and $ 15 million, have an excellent safety record. They represent the construction industry in a positive way. The Contractor of the Year program has been sponsored by Caterpillar since its inception in 2000, and the winner and each final contestant will be featured on the Equipment World website. The deadline to apply for the 2021 competition is March 31. Applicants can either self-nominate or be nominated by others. Applicants can choose between filling out a form online or downloading a form to fill out at their leisure, and the first 50 contractors who submit a complete order will receive a Cat Hat, courtesy of Caterpillar. To apply, click here.