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InSinkErator Honors PHCC Auxiliary Members at CONNECT 2011

RACINE, Wis. (Sept. 29, 2011) – InSinkErator®, the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers, recognized outstanding efforts last week of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) state and local chapters at CONNECT 2011, the 129th PHCC-National Association annual convention, held Sept. 21-24 in Minneapolis.

In cooperation with the PHCC National Auxiliary, InSinkErator presented notable auxiliary members with the Robert M. Cox Humanitarian and Larry Dore Member of the Year awards.

“It really is remarkable to see so much dedication and commitment to the industry,” said Dennis Broderick, vice president of wholesale sales at InSinkErator. “In addition to managing auxiliary success, these deserving individuals go above and beyond to give back to their local communities and help train the next generation of industry professionals.”

Tammy Stimson of the Illinois PHCC Auxiliary was honored with the Larry Dore Member of the Year Award, given annually to a member who has been active at various levels within the auxiliary and has made a substantial contribution to the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. Stimson currently serves on the Bloomington/Normal PHCC Education Committee and the Illinois PHCC as its President-Elect, having previously worked as Secretary and Board Liaison. Stimson played a lead role in developing the youth program portion of the Illinois PHCC Convention in 2002, to which she still remains Chairman. She is also an active member of the National Auxiliary Career Education Committee.

Stimson received a $1,000 cash award and a commemorative plaque. Patricia Blank, PHCC New York State Auxiliary, was the runner-up. She was awarded $500 and a commemorative plaque.

The Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award recognizes state or local auxiliaries who have made an impact on the industry or local community and demonstrate joint cooperation between the auxiliary and contractor association.

Awards were presented in two categories, image and recruitment, and were given to auxiliaries in two different membership groups:

Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award – Image:

1st Place (21-40 members) – PHCC of Nebraska Auxiliary

1st Place (3-20 members) – Illinois PHCC Auxiliary

2nd Place (3-20 members) – Lincoln PHCC Auxiliary of Nebraska

Honorable Mention (3-20 members) – New Orleans Auxiliary PHCC

Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award – Recruitment:

1st Place (3-20 members) – Illinois PHCC Auxiliary

2nd Place (3-20 members) – PHCC Auxiliary of Delaware

First-place winners were given an $800 cash award; second-place winners were awarded $450. All winners were given a commemorative plaque.

Contributors seeking to support the industry with a 2011 year-end, tax-deductible gift can contact the PHCC Educational Foundation office directly by calling 800-533-7694. The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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