RIDGID partners w/PHCC CONNECT to support trade

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Elyria, Ohio — RIDGID will continue its partnership with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association by supporting the upcoming CONNECT Conference and Trade Show being held October 3-6, 2017, in Milwaukee.

RIDGID is providing a variety of tools for the winners of the apprentice competition and scholarship contest, including wrenches, toilet augers, micro CA-100 inspection cameras, IR-100 thermometers and more.

Plumbing and HVAC apprentices from across the country will demonstrate their knowledge and skills in their respective specialties through competitions to win the title and prizes. Scholarship entries were also accepted from the across the United States and were filtered through a rigorous selection process.

“The most important thing we can do right now is to attract and train the next generation of tradespersons,” said Christopher Burton, RIDGID Global Director of Brand Management. “The numbers are daunting. For every four Baby Boomers leaving the trades only one Millennial is entering. We believe that it is our responsibility as a guardian of the trades to partner with organizations like PHCC to reverse this trend. We are making great progress and will continue to invest in this mission.”

In 2016, RIDGID made significant investments to turn its schoolhouse into a state-of-the-art training facility. Each year, new tradespersons and industry veterans participate in more than 1,680 hours of classes to hone their skills there. Through its active and engaged social channels and other partnerships, RIDGID continues to advocate and promote the trades as a meaningful career path with high earning and work-life balance potential.

The latest tool innovations to simplify plumbing, heating and cooling jobs will also be on display in the RIDGID booth (#201).

Stop by the RIDGID booth, learn more at RIDGID.com

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