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    UA Competition Showcases Piping Trades

    Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To address the shortage of skilled laborers, the Copper Development Association (CDA) sponsored the copper piping portion of the annual the United …

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    Flint selects copper to help solve water crisis

    New York — Mayor Karen Weaver and FAST Start Coordinator Michael C. McDaniel told hundreds of participants attending the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit this week that copper pipe will be used to replace the City of Flint’s entire lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines. …

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  • PHCC Educational Foundation Announces Winners Of Popular Plumbing Apprentice Contest

    With 20 of the nation’s best plumbing apprentices showcasing their knowledge and skills in San Antonio, Texas, last week, prize packages went to the top three contest winners. It was all part of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s popular Plumbing Apprentice Contest, held …

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  • Three Students Take Home Top Honors in PHCC Educational Foundation’s HVAC Apprentice Contest

    Representing the very best of the nation’s next generation of skilled workers, 12 HVAC apprentices competed in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s fourth annual HVAC Apprentice Contest in San Antonio, Texas. After showcasing their talents Oct. 19 and 20 during PHCC’s annual CONNECT …

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    Copper pipe training program for veterans

    New York — Coming home from war can produce feelings of excitement: reconnecting with family, going out on weekends with friends and settling into a “normal” 9 to 5 job. All of these desires can seem achievable, that is until countless job applications go unanswered. …

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    Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital expansion relies on copper piping

    When it came time to install the plumbing and mechanical system at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, the shape of the new building created some unforeseen challenges for the contractor. The semi-circular design of the new $215 million, five-story hospital building required …

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    UA competition awards top apprentices

    New York — North America’s top plumbing and pipe-fitting apprentices were put to the test during the 2014 United Association International Apprenticeship Competition, which is held in conjunction with the Instructor Training Program at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich. The annual competition, sponsored …

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    Copper Industry advises on soldering, no lead

    New federal legislation enacted earlier this year lowered the acceptable levels of lead that can be found in plumbing components used for potable water applications.  The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (RLDWA) was designed to keep the general public safer by reducing exposure …

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