Tyler Arndt wins national plumbing apprentice contest

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Three top plumbing apprentices received awards in the annual Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest, held Oct. 9 in New Orleans, La.

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Tyler Arndt

The Foundation’s Plumbing 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  2014 Product & Technology Showcase.

This year’s awards went to:

  • 1st Place – Tyler Arndt, Arndt & Son Plumbing, Brooklyn, Wis.
  • 2nd Place – Nathan Boggs, S. D. Boggs Co., Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.
  • 3rd Place – Alexa Serafinn, UA Local 99, Bloomington, Ill.

Foundation volunteers operating this year’s event included:

  • J. Daniel Crigler, III, L & D Associates, Inc., Aroda, Va.
  • Laurie Crigler, L & D Associates, Inc., Aroda, Va.
  • Tom Gent, France Mechanical Corp., Edwardsville, Ill.
  • Victor Hatcher, Tyler Pipe & Coupling, Tyler, Texas
  • Rich Kerzetski, Universal Plumbing & Heating Co., Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Harold Moret, Copper Development Association, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Vic Poma, Universal Plumbing & Heating Co., Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Dale Powell, Copper Development Assn., Gettysburg, Pa.
  • Jim Steinle, Atomic Plumbing, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • James Walls, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute, Garland, Texas
  • Luke Westman, Westman Plumbing, Inc., Aitkin, Minn.

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

Headline Sponsors: A. O. Smith Water Products Co.; Channellock; Coburn Supply Co.; Copper Development Association, Inc.; Delta Faucet Company; Uponor; and Viega, LLC.

Contestant Sponsors: AB&I Foundry; A. O. Smith Water Products Co.; BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.; Cengage Learning; Channellock; Coburn Supply Co.; Copper Development Association, Inc.; Delta Faucet Co.; KOHLER Company; Legend Valve; Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.; NIBCO, Inc.; Reed Manufacturing Co.; RIDGID; Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.; State Water Heaters; Tyler Pipe & Coupling; Uponor; and Viega, LLC.

Additional prize and materials sponsors included: AB&I Foundry; Atomic Plumbing; Bemis Manufacturing Co.; BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.; Caddy; Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute; Channellock; Charlotte Pipe & Foundry; Coburn Supply Co.; Copper Development Association, Inc.; Delta Faucet Company; Holdrite; KOHLER Company; Legend Valve; Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.; Mission Rubber Co.; NIBCO, Inc.; Oatey; Reed Manufacturing Co.; RIDGID; Rothenberger USA; Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.; Techsource Tools; Tyler Pipe; and Viega, LLC.

About PHCC Educational Foundation
The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. For more information contact a member of the Foundation staff at (800) 533-7694 or visit

https://www.phccfoundation.org.

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