By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) has elevated long-time Industry Associate A. O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as water treatment products, to a new Executive sponsorship level. This status was approved by the PHCC Board of Directors to recognize the significant contributions of this strong advocate of the organization.
For more than 15 years, A. O. Smith has been a substantial supporter of PHCC’s programs with a focus on education and workforce development. The support spans several different PHCC entities, including PHCC—National Association, the PHCC Educational Foundation and PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors.
“A. O. Smith’s partnership with PHCC has made a tremendous impact on our ability to effectively advance the plumbing, heating and cooling (p-h-c) industry through strong education and training programs,” said PHCC President Jonathan Moyer. “This recognition publicly acknowledges the level of support and value this well-respected industry friend extends to help our members grow professionally and to attract and train the next generation, as well.”
Examples of A.O. Smith’s program support for PHCC include:
- Since 2004, A.O. Smith has provided funding to award 36 scholarships through the PHCC Educational Foundation
- Support for numerous PHCC chapter education programs
- Support for the annual Plumbing Apprentice Contest and SkillsUSA
- Education Sponsor for PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors
- Thought Leader for PHCCCONNECT education and member webinars
The company also illustrates its commitment to education through support of several other programs, including a diverse range of PHCC’s national member offerings and chapter and contractor education sessions during state and local recruitment meetings.
“We are delighted to step up our support of the vital programs and services PHCC provides to our industry,” said A.O. Smith Manager Demand Creation Brandon Stepanek. “We look forward to working with PHCC on a shared commitment to provide quality education to professionals in the industry today and develop workforce development programs to attract future leaders for tomorrow.”
For more information about PHCC Partner and Sponsorship programs contact Vice President of Business Development Elicia Magruder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-533-7694.
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The PHCC National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,300 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business and improve profitability. For more information about PHCC, visit phccweb.org.