The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) announced that A. O. Smith 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. “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); and
  • 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.