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A.O. Smith Supports PHCC as New Corporate Partner

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announces that A. O. Smith, a leading provider and manufacturer of water heating and water treatment solutions, is the newest PHCC Corporate Partner.

“We’re thankful for A. O. Smith’s many years of support in helping PHCC advance the plumbing, heating and cooling industry,” said PHCC President Hunter Botto, Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating, St. Petersburg, Florida. “The elevation of status for this valued partner recognizes A.O. Smith’s significant contributions to PHCC and illustrates a shared commitment to providing access of quality education and information to PHCC members and attracting future talent to the industry.”

“After more than 10 years as a sponsor, the bond between A. O. Smith and PHCC is one of our most treasured relationships,” said Brandon Stepanek, A. O. Smith Manager of Demand Creation. “In advancing to the Corporate Partner sponsorship level, we’re thrilled to introduce PHCC to a broader range of the A. O. Smith family of water heating and treatment products to strengthen this tie and support the important work that PHCC does for our industry,” he added.

A. O. Smith’s initiatives and involvement with PHCC include:

  • Funding to award 36 scholarships through the PHCC Educational Foundation, since 2004.
  • Support for numerous PHCC chapter education programs.
  • Support for the annual Plumbing Apprentice Contest and SkillsUSA.
  • Education Sponsor for PHCC’s Quality Service Contractors (QSC).
  • Thought leader for PHCCCONNECT education and member webinars.

During this year’s PHCCCONNECT2021 conference, Oct. 20-22, in Kansas City, Missouri, A. O. Smith will sponsor the QSC Community Corner, a hub where service and repair contractor members can meet and connect with peers; and offer two education sessions—Meet Your New Workforce and Count the Cash with CoOps in Today’s World.

For more information about PHCC Partner and Sponsorship programs, contact Vice President of Business Development Elicia Magruder at magruder@naphcc.org or call 800-533-7694.

About PHCC

The PHCC National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to approximately 3,300 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business and improve profitability. For more information about PHCC, visit phccweb.org.

About A. O. Smith

A. O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit www.hotwater.com.

Last modified: October 18, 2021