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PHCC names national Plumbing Apprentice Contest winners

The Plumbing Apprentice Contest was held on Oct. 16-17, 2013, at PHCC CONNECT 2013 in Las Vegas.

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

Plumbing contestant: Zach Stewart of Stewart Plumbing, Rogers, Minn.
Plumbing contestant Zach Stewart of Stewart Plumbing, Rogers, Minn.

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 2013 Product & Technology Showcase.

The 2013 winners of PHCC’s Plumbing Apprentice Contest were:

  • 1st Place– Curtis Bruington, Central Texas Plumbing Solutions, Waco, Texas
  • 2nd Place– Cameron Lange, Lange Plumbing, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • 3rd Place– Jason Robertson, Mike Tilton Plumbing, Shreveport, La.


Foundation volunteers operating this year’s event included:

  • Laurie Crigler, L & D Associates, Inc., Aroda, Va.
  • Steve Dzieminski, Stephen Dzieminski Plumbing, East Windsor, N. J.
  • Rich Kerzetski, Universal Plumbing & Heating Co., Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Harold Moret, Copper Development Association, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Dave Parney, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute, Mundelein, Ill.
  • Jim Steinle, Atomic Plumbing, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • James Walls, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute, Garland, Tex.
  • 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.; BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.; Channellock; Copper Development Association; Delta Faucet Co.; RIDGID and Viega.

Contestant Sponsors: A. O. Smith Water Products Co.; KOHLER Co.; Legend Valve and NIBCO.

Additional prize and materials sponsors included: Atomic Plumbing; Bemis Manufacturing Co.; BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.; Caddy; Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute; Charlotte Pipe & Foundry; Copper Development Association; Delta Faucet Co.; KOHLER Co.; Legend Valve; Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.; Mission Rubber Co.; NIBCO; Oatey; RIDGID; Rothenberger USA; Saniflo; Sioux Chief Manufacturing Co.; Tyler Pipe; Universal Plumbing & Heating Co. and Wheeler-Rex.



Source: PHCC Educational Foundation

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