• 02.16.22

    2022 Economic Outlook

    The economy is moving upward, albeit at a slower rate of growth. How will you respond to continuing issues … and new opportunities?

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  • 02.01.22

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    Dr. Richard Thorsten, chief impact officer for, and Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System, will deliver the keynote addresses at the seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), scheduled for May 10-11 in San Antonio.

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  • 11.02.21

    PHCCCONNECT2021: Reconnecting … Live and In Person. Celebrating Today and Preparing for Tomorrow.

    “It’s so good to be back together again … and to reconnect and celebrate our successes,” said 2020-2021 PHCC—National Association President Hunter Botto. This sentiment was shared by 2021-2022 PHCC President Joel Long by saying, “People want to be united!,” And united we were at PHCC’s 139th annual conference and technology showcase – PHCCCONNECT2021, Oct. 20-22 in Kansas City, Missouri – where hundreds of plumbing and HVAC contractors and industry partners were excited to move on from 19 months of COVID-related challenges, celebrate together, and prepare their businesses for what’s next.

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  • 10.28.21

    PHCC’s Plumbing Contractor of the Year Award Presented to Paul Ongaro of California and James Lindsey of Virginia

    Recognized as a symbol of excellence in the plumbing industry, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s) Plumbing Contractor of the Year award was presented this year to two deserving professionals: Paul Ongaro of Ongaro & Sons in California and James Lindsey of Lindsey Brothers, Inc., in Virginia.

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  • 10.26.21

    Virginia’s Anthony Bertolino Named PHCC’s Plumbing Instructor of the Year

    Recognized for his outstanding leadership and dedication to his students at Norfolk Technical Center in Virginia, Anthony Bertolino was named the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s) 2021 Plumbing Instructor of the Year. The award – sponsored by PHCC Corporate Partner Milwaukee Tool – was presented this week during PHCCCONNECT2021, the association’s annual conference, held in Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • 09.30.21

    Advocacy News

    Legislative Crunch and Potential Crises Ahead

    The House is expected to vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) today, September 30, 2021. Liberal House Democrats have threatened to vote against BIF if there is no agreement with the Senate on passage of a separate spending bill, the Build Back Better plan, a $3.5 trillion piece of legislation embodying the Biden administration’s social priorities. House Republican leadership is also mobilizing to vote against BIF, and with a narrow Democrat majority it is very possible the infrastructure legislation could be voted down.

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  • 08.25.21

    Advocacy News

    Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Takes First Step on Major Reconciliation Package

    On Aug. 10, the U.S. Senate passed a long-awaited infrastructure package on a bipartisan 69-30 vote. The package is valued at approximately $1 trillion, about $600 billion of which is new spending.

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  • 08.17.21

    PHCC—National Association Announces Mark Ingrao as New CEO

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce that Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE, has been selected as its new chief executive officer (CEO). PHCC CEO Michael Copp will retire from PHCC in December 2021, and Ingrao officially assumes duties as CEO on Oct. 22 during PHCC’s Annual Business Meeting at PHCCCONNECT2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ingrao brings …

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  • 07.08.21

    Deadline to Submit Proposed Changes to 2024 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) is March 1

    In order to facilitate the development of an updated National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated (NSPC), the IAPMO NSPC Committee requests proposed changes to the 2021 NSPC. All proposals are due by March 1, 2022. Proposals accepted by the technical committee will appear in the 2024 NSPC. The NSPC uses an annual review process and publishes the complete code every three years. For a copy of …

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  • 06.25.21

    Carbon Pricing

    The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition defines carbon pricing as using pricing instruments to charge those emitters of greenhouse gasses (GHG), which trap heat and hence, heat up the planet, to “discourage the use of carbon dioxide–emitting fossil fuels in order to protect the environment, address the causes of climate change, and meet national and international climate agreements.”

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