RIDGID Provides $10,450 in Support for Plumbing Apprentices

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The three top winners of the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest are learning with a brand new set of tools and extra cash in their pockets thanks to RIDGID. Adam Coyle of John’s Reliable Plumbing in Pennsylvania received $3,500 in cash and RIDGID tools for his first place finish in the apprentice contest. Second place winner Justin Duke of Virginia and third place winner Jake Knight of Missouri, received cash and tools valued totaling $3,750.

Adding to this exceptional support for the contest, RIDGID has also donated $3,200 in tools for the apprentice programs that year’s apprentice contest winners attend. Philadelphia Suburban PHCC Apprenticeship Program received an assortment of tools valued at $1,500 and local schools in Virginia and Missouri received tools worth another $1,700. Tools donated to the apprenticeship training programs included an assortment of items including various wrenches, faucet and sink installers, tubing cutters, augers, power tools, and drain cameras.

PHCC of Pennsylvania Executive Director Mike McGraw stated, “On behalf of the Philadelphia Suburban Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Plumbing Apprenticeship School, I would like to thank RIDGID for their generous donation of tools to our school in honor of our 3rd year apprentice, Adam Coyle, who placed first in the PHCC Educational Foundation Plumbing Apprentice Contest in Philadelphia. We will certainly put these quality tools to use in our plumbing shop class. I know our instructors and the school board were pleasantly surprised when they saw everything that RIDGID had donated.”

“Not only has RIDGID helped our contest winners with their education expenses, but they have also provided them with quality tools to do their jobs. Add to that the support RIDGID has provided their training schools, and this sponsorship goes a step further by helping the programs that produced these top apprentices to continue their traditions of excellence in training apprentices for years to come,” said Merry Beth Hall, Director of Apprentice & Journeyman Training for the PHCC Educational Foundation.

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