NAPHCC Change for Change – A Letter from Hunter Botto, PHCC PAC Co-Chair

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June 17, 2016 From the Desk of Hunter Botto (PHCC-PAC Co-Chairman) Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating Hicksville, New York Good afternoon, My name is Hunter Botto and I would like to introduce myself as a new member of PHCC’s Government Relations team. I would like to ask that you contribute to our “Change for Change” program to support our lobbying …

Pre-Apprenticeship Course Gives Prospective Plumbing & HVAC Workers Timely Glimpse Into Program, Career by PHCC National

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016 For More Information: Cindy Sheridan (800) 533-7694 sheridan@naphcc.org New Pre-Apprenticeship Course Gives Prospective Plumbing & HVAC Workers Timely Glimpse into Program, Career FALLS CHURCH, VA. (June 28, 2016) – Adding to its toolbox of targeted solutions to address the critical worker shortage facing the plumbing-heating-cooling industry, the PHCC Educational Foundation today debuts …

How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats

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How to Dispose of Mercury Thermostats Free Recycling for Contractors In California, there are as many as 10.5 million mercury-containing thermostats still in use. With each one containing about 4 grams of mercury, that equals nearly 50 tons of the toxic substance that must be handled and disposed of properly. As a contractor, you can help. Mercury can pose serious …

IAPMO Uniform Code Notes

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If you have questions or comments, join the discussion on our LinkedIn page. Gray Water Systems. The Uniform Plumbing Code identifies three types of gray water systems: 1) subsurface irrigation where drip emitters are buried 2 inches below finished grade; 2) subsoil irrigation where large diameter pipe is buried in deep trenches to permit deep root irrigation and rapid dispersal …

PHCC of California Legislative Update by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist

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Assemblyman Luis Alejo who hopes to use his legislative carrier as an entrée to Monterey County Supervisor has amended his AB 1585 (OPPOSE). This bill appropriates $10 million from the state’s general fund to the Monterey County Water Resources Agency for construction of a water conveyance between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties. …

Wondering If You Are An Applicable Large Employer? by Covered CA for Small Business

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Health Insurance Rules Changing In 2016 For Businesses Considered Large; Those With 100 or Fewer Employees Could Still See Big Advantages  When it comes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many employers have to determine if their business is big enough, where they must offer health insurance to their employees under the law. The Affordable Care Act mandate …

President’s Message, by Geno Caccia, President, PHCC of California

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  Convention is about the power of relationships, and nowhere was that more apparent than PHCC WEST 2016.  I want to thank our membership and affiliate partners for their participation, this was truly an unforgettable event. This is our industry, and the relationships we have within it ensure that we always have resources, both to give and take.  Caccia Plumbing provided an …

In Memoriam: Richard “Dick” Carlson (1927-2016)

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Richard “Dick” Carlson passed away May 31, 2016 after a short fight with pneumonia. He was born in Sacramento, California on April 11, 1927 to Leonard and Ruth Carlson. He adored his only sibling, June Carlson Ekhardt, who preceded him in death. He served in the United States Navy during the WWII as a pharmacist mate. Richard began his career in plumbing with Golsong …

CAPHCC Videos go Viral!

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Make sure you like the PHCC of California Facebook Page and see the videos that are changing the industry! With over 7500 views, the PHCC of California WEST video provided by Geno Caccia of Caccia Plumbing is providing a unique view into WHY PHCC Members attend convention. PHCC of California thanks Geno & Alonso Orellana of Visual Street Films for his artistry and …

Reeves Journal covers PHCC WEST 2016 in Industry News: June 2016

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PHCC WEST EVENT DOUBLES TRADE SHOW SIZE Organizers of the 115th PHCC West event, held May 11-14 at Harvey’s Casino & Resort in Stateline, Nev., said the 2016 edition of the event doubled the size of its trade show component and featured attendees from across the Western region. “We did double the amount of tradeshow participants, and we appreciate their …