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Contractors on the Pandemic: Positive Signs One Year Later

After a challenging year resulting from the global pandemic that hit full force in March 2020, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) reports that – one year later – there are signs that conditions are improving. A contractor sentiment survey conducted by PHCC finds that 84% of respondents rank the continuing impact of COVID-19 on their businesses as having either a “low” or “medium” impact compared to 57% in spring 2020, when PHCC first began tracking… Read More

PHCC Educational Foundation to Connect Apprentices and Students with $150,000 in Scholarships in 2021

The 2021 scholarship program from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is open, with 56 awards worth up to $150,000 available this year. The scholarships are primarily available to plumbing and HVAC apprentices who are employed by PHCC—National Association members. Awards are also available to trade school students studying plumbing or HVAC installation, service & repair and to college students pursuing studies directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry – such as mechanical engineering and… Read More

PHCC Recognizes Moen as Newest Executive Level Sponsor

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announced that long-time PHCC supporter, Moen, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial faucets, kitchen/bath accessories and bath safety products, is a new executive level sponsor. This status recognizes Moen’s commitment to the association and its initiatives to support professional contractors across the nation. Moen has been a strong industry ally throughout the years, supporting a number of PHCC programs primarily related to education and workforce development. The broadened alliance expands… Read More

PHCC Project Management Boot Camp Goes Online Thanks to A. O. Smith University, A. O. Smith and Kohler Company

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation faced a tough question this year. How could their forty-plus hour, four-day Essentials of Project Management boot camp be successfully run online to avoid COVID-19 concerns? The answer was to partner with the professional crew at A. O. Smith University (AOSU) to provide the instruction over Zoom from their advanced video studio in Ashland City, Tennessee. This partnership allowed the first online PHCC Essentials class to run from… Read More

PHCCCONNECT2020: Bringing Us All Together Through the Power of Technology

By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association Determined to safely proceed with a reimagined annual convention despite challenges presented by a global pandemic, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) tapped into creativity, adaptability and modern technology to host a virtual PHCCCONNECT2020, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The comprehensive event – the first annual convention held online in the association’s 138-year history – provided a rewarding opportunity for p-h-c contractors, industry partners and PHCC’s affiliated groups to reconnect as an industry. Read More

Victor Schmidt from Iowa Named PHCC HVAC Instructor of the Year

By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) presented its annual HVAC Instructor of the Year Award to Victor Schmidt, a teacher at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since 2001. The recognition occurred Oct. 1 during PHCCCONNECT2020. Victor Schmidt, PHCC HVAC Instructor of the Year An instructor for the PHCC of Iowa’s apprentice program since 2009, Schmidt has proven himself to be a dedicated educator committed to the process of recruiting high… Read More
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