RALEIGH, NC -- The North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association elected its first Board of Directors last week, signaling another milestone in this new organization’s history.
Elections and a general business session took place at NCPMA’s Launch Party Celebration on Saturday, January 14th at Childress Vineyards in Lexington. The new trade association was created earlier this month from a merger between Mechanical Contractors of North Carolina and Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of North Carolina. The outgoing Presidents of the former associations, Charlie Oxford and Rodney Pressley, conducted the meetings and commended the members of both associations for their dedication during the merger process.
Joel Long of GSM Services in Gastonia was elected President of the new association. David Hinson of Hinson Mechanical was elected as Vice-President and Jamie Robinson of Brothers Heating and Air was elected as Treasurer. All will serve a one-year term. In addition, Charlie Oxford of Hickory Plumbing and Heating was appointed as Secretary and John Hicks of Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning was appointed as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer. After the elections, board members and officers were installed by Dale Dawson, the Executive Director of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors.
“The past year of planning and preparing for the merger is behind us and it is time to look to the future as one organization,” said Joel Long, NCPMA President. “We are physically one entity, and now we must become one mentally! Our goal is to accomplish this in 2012 and become a more significant partner with all contractors in the state of North Carolina.”
NCPMA is a leading resource provider for education, expertise and business enhancement services for the cooling, heating, and plumbing contractors in North Carolina and serves as the voice of these industries on a local, state and national level. The association encourages and facilitates the education, expertise, and professionalism of contractor and associate members and the industry at large for their benefit, and for the safety and well-being of the industry and the general public.
For more information, visit NCPMA’s new website, www.nc-pma.org.