Industry News
March 8, 2013
Each of us receive way too many emails every day.  In an effort to be of service --  without adding significantly  to your inbox -- the Plumbing and Mechanical Professionals of Virginia is offering a news digest of items that you may find useful.  These items are provided pretty much as they were  received.  If this information is not of interest, simply follow the steps to unsubscribe at the bottom.  Likewise, feel free to forward this to others.


Federated Insurance, your association's recommended insurance carrier, recently hosted a webinar for over 600 business owners regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Facilitated by Federated's in-house PPACA professional, webinar participants were treated to information on current healthcare legislation and what it could mean for the future of their health insurance program.


Due to overwhelming response, Federated Insurance has chosen to offer a recorded version of the webinar to association members at no charge until March 22, 2013, regardless of insurance affiliation.


Listed below is a link to the recorded session, along with a password. After clicking the link, you will be asked to register to view the presentation.  Click here and use the password ppaca.


Whether you participated in the original webinar or not, you won't want to miss this opportunity to educate yourself on this important topic.


Workshops Scheduled This Week

In an effort to streamline communications and address privacy issues, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development will now be contacting participants regarding upcoming Code Change Cycle matters through this email system.
Please be on the lookout for future emails from us.


Click here find a supplemental handout for the agenda along with the original agenda packet for the Workgroup #1 and #3 meeting to be held on March 12 at the Virginia Housing Center.


For more information visit the Code Change Cycle website.

Apprentice Scholarships Available

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships awarded through the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation Scholarship Program.  In 2013, up to 22 scholarships totaling $56,000 are available. The scholarship awards are sponsored by A.O. Smith, Bradford White Corporation, Delta Faucet Company, RIDGID, the PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, the PHCC of Massachusetts and PHCC of Texas Auxiliaries and the PHCC Past National Officers. 


The scholarships available through the PHCC Educational Foundation are generally targeted at students pursuing a course of study directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry. Select awards are limited to students enrolled in a plumbing or HVACR apprentice program; while others are reserved for students studying at a community college, trade school or an undergraduate degree program at a four-year college.  For complete information and application forms, students can visit or call the PHCC Educational Foundation at (800) 533-7694. Applications and supporting materials are due no later than May 1, 2013. 


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