PHCC names HVAC contest winners

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Three top HVAC apprentices received awards in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s first HVAC Apprentice Contest, held on October 16-17 in Las Vegas, Nev.

New to the PHCC Connect show this year, the HVAC apprenticeship contest.

New to the PHCC Connect show this year, the HVAC apprenticeship contest.

The Foundation’s HVACR Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee members were on hand to set up and judge the contest, which was a highlight of the PHCC–National Association’s CONNECT ’13 Product & Technology Showcase. A portion of the contest was hosted by the College of Southern Nevada’s HVAC program in Henderson, Nevada.

This year’s awards went to:

  • 1st Place – Tyler Plueger, Norwalk-La Mirada Plumbing & Heating, Norwalk, Cal.
  • 2nd Place – Mike Deeben, M. E. Flow, Inc., Leesburg, Va.
  • 3rd Place – Robert Monroe, Shapiro & Duncan, Rockville, Md.

Foundation volunteers operating this year’s event included:

  • Scott Balmer, ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • David Dugger, ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Bill Jones, Raven Mechanical, LLC, Houston, Tex.
  • Craig Lewis, R.E.C. Industries, Inc., Bryan, Tex.
  • Warren Lupson, Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute, Arlington, Va.
  • Ron Newman, Lakes  Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., Spirit Lake, Iowa
  • Crystal Schnurr, College of Southern Nevada, Henderson, Nev.
  • Jamie Simpson, Schaal Heating & Cooling, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa

The event was made possible by the following generous industry sponsors:

Contestant Sponsors: Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); College of Southern Nevada; Legend Valve; NATE; and NIBCO, Inc.

Additional prize and materials sponsors included: Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); Aireco, Inc.; Channellock; College of Southern Nevada; Copper Development Association; Honeywell; Johnson Supply; Lakes Plumbing, Heating & Cooling; Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.; NetBraze, LLC; NIBCO, Inc.; Oatey; Parker Hannifin Corp.; Raven Mechanical; RIDGID; and Tindall & Ranson Plumbing & Heating.

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