UAC Members Learn to “Fight as You Train”

Leadership, teamwork and training are crucial to a business’s success, motivational speaker Keni Thomas , Bronze Star for Valor recipient emphasized to members of the Union-Affiliated Contractors at the Feb. 3-5 Union-Affiliated Contractors’ meeting in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Thomas’s message of "Train as you Fight - Fight as you Train" emphasizes continued improvement and training as vital steps to success in battle and in life. The highly successful book and movie "Blackhawk Down" is based on his Army company’s mission in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Unity Meeting also featured two business management seminars presented by Brad Dawson, LTV Dynamics, Inc.: one on how to identify unseen business opportunities and another on how to implement Warrior Management business tips. A session on solar thermal technology led by Adam Stier with Jomar Group also was featured.

United Association Director of Training Mike Arndt was on hand to give an update on UA activities. Arndt was recognized as the UAC’s “Industry Person of the Year” for his dedication to the industry and his leadership in the United Association Training Department.

A tour of the Tampa Bay Water Desalinization plant concluded the meeting. The tour demonstrated how this facility uses seawater to provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly, drought-proof supply of drinking water for its customers.

The UAC is an enhanced service group of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association. The primary mission of UAC focuses on continued development of strong working relationships with local and international leaders of the United Association. The 2011 UAC Unity Conference is tentatively planned for May in Orland Park, Ill., near Chicago. For more information, call 888/997-0535, go to the Web at or e-mail [email protected]