"The reputation as a craftsman must be strengthened"
Created: 11/29/2022, 4:00 p.m
By: Timo Aichele
Strong craftsmen: Master Master Georg Lippacher (right) and (from left) district master craftsman Rudi Waxenberger honored Martin Huber (40 years old, Gaigl company), Leonhard Osterloher (45, Osterloher), Franz Gaigl (25, Gaigl), Tobias Taggruber (20, Schlehhuber ), Peter Deischl (Golden Master's Certificate, Deischl company), Balthasar Strasser (40, Schlehhuber), Peter Osterloher (Golden Master's Certificate, Osterloher), Martin Wasserlechner (25, Grabrucker), Andreas Lechner (30, Osterloher), Georg-Michael Reiner ( 25, Stöger) as well as Manfred Sommerer (20), Helmut Altmann (35) and Franz Feichtlbauer (40, all from Osterloher);
not on the picture: Markus Baumgartner (20), Nikolaus Brenninger (20), Dieter Schneider (35) and Johann Auer (40, all Schlehhuber), Georg-Michael Reiner (25 years, Stöger) and Hubert Geigeseder (30 years, Gaigl ).
At the Christmas party of the carpenters' guild, foreman Georg Lippacher calls for political support.
– The Erding carpenters' guild celebrated its Christmas party with over 80 guests in the Gasthaus zur Linde in Hohenpolding.
The focus was on honoring loyal employees.
Master Master Georg Lippacher awarded golden master craftsman certificates to Peter Deischl and Peter Osterloher.
That means "35 years of worrying about the company, 35 years of making sure that enough orders come in, 35 years of responsibility for the employees," Lippacher said. "It takes a lot of commitment and a broad cross to keep up."
A welcome champagne: a raffle, music by “Just Voices”, a celebratory meal and a speech by Lippacher were on the program.
He recalled that the guild last celebrated a Christmas party in 2019.
"Who would have believed what the future would bring us?" Corona, delivery and price difficulties on the building materials market, the war in Ukraine - "and now the whole price policy with energy, no one understands this," explained the foreman.
The world is still going crazy, so reliable partners and suppliers are all the more important.
“The word and the order confirmation must count for something again.
We need certainty in order to be able to provide our customers with the accustomed adherence to schedules and quality,” explained Lippacher.
Politicians must also give the entrepreneurs stability again.
Bureaucracy is a big problem.
"The reputation as a craftsman must be strengthened again," demanded the foreman in this context.
"We, who keep the cart running, we who do our best for more than eight hours a day - and then our employees can't even afford the apartment." Many craftsmen are involved in the communities, in clubs and fire brigades.
"Our school system is no longer designed to introduce students to the craft," criticized Lippacher.
Millions of euros would be invested in grammar school education, "but the money is no longer enough for vocational school".
This is particularly problematic with digital change.
"We can't speak of crafts 2.0 when the stone age prevails in the vocational school." The Erding district council must rethink this and create the conditions for crafts.
There are so many issues that need to be tackled in the field of craftsmanship.
“No climate protection without craftsmanship,” Lippacher gave as an example.
Against this background, the foreman thanked everyone who is committed to the craft and carpentry.