PHCC-NA Auxilliary Life Members gather for annual breakfast

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL — Life members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association National Auxiliary (PHCC-NA) gathered to discuss business and hold elections at the Lifetime Member Breakfast during the recent PHCC CONNECT 2009 Convention held in New Orleans, LA. The breakfast event has been sponsored by LA-CO Industries, Inc. for more than 29 years. This year’s event was held at the Sheraton New Orleans, where the majority of the meetings and events took place.

"This breakfast tradition for the Auxiliary is something we look forward to every year at the convention and is a fun way to catch-up and conduct business,” states Ann Rivers, 2009 PHCC-NA Auxiliary president. “LA-CO’s support of this event throughout the years is much appreciated and is a testament to their dedication to all facets of the plumbing industry.”

Twenty two lifetime members attended the meeting this year, also paying a special tribute to those members who have passed, and establishing a memorial tradition that will continue annually. Members also held elections for the first time in 10 years. Former Chairman of the Life Member’s Club, Terry Giebelhaus, was elected Vice President of the National Auxiliary. Elected to fill the Chairman position was Corinne Riley, while Judy Driscoll will continue to serve as Secretary, Nancy Eberhardt as Chaplain and Lorrain Morin as Historian. New Life Member, Ann Rivers, was also welcomed to the club.

"LA-CO is honored to be involved with the Auxiliary and plans to continue our commitment to such a rich piece of tradition in the plumbing industry,” stated Benjamin Kleiman, plumbing marketing and sales manager at LA-CO Industries, Inc. “LA-CO’s particularly supportive to these lifetime members because we share a mutual spirit of longevity that is a result of dedication and quality relationships.”

LA-CO Industries is a diversified manufacturer of the Markal brand of industrial marking products, the LA-CO brand of plumbing chemicals and supplies, and the All-Weatherâ brand of animal health marking products. Since 1934, LA-CO has manufactured the finest industrial marking and plumbing products.

Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, LA-CO manufactures more than 2,000 products for the plumbing, HVAC, industrial, agricultural, lumber, welding and other industries. Today, LA-CO products are sold around the world through a network of 6,500 distributors in the U.S. and more than 50 countries globally. For seven decades, one overriding ideal has shaped the face of family-owned LA-CO and its extensive product offering: listening to the needs of the customer. For media inquiries, please contact Mandy Meszaros at (312) 946-6004 or [email protected] For more information, please contact LA-CO Industries, Inc./Markal at 1201 Pratt Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; (800) 621.4025, [email protected] or visit online at