The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association will celebrate its 130th anniversary throughout the year. The organization is planning several special observances to recognize the role its members have played in the industry.

“Since its founding in 1883, PHCC has continued to build on its unique heritage and bring members together to advance the industry,” said PHCC President Keith Bienvenu of Bienvenu Brothers Plumbing in Metaire, La. “We are both proud of our past accomplishments and very much focused on the future. As the industry evolves with new services, technologies, standards and regulations, PHCC continues to provide the high level of education, training and advocacy that plumbing and HVACR contractors need in an evolved business environment.   That has been the hallmark of our association throughout its 130-year history, and it continues today.”

During the PHCC’s legislative conference, April 25-26 in Washington, D.C., the association will honor the 125 founding contractors that helped launch the organization. This includes a celebration recognizing George D. Scott, the first president of PHCC.

Anniversary observances will continue during the PHCC’s Connect 2012 conference Oct. 3-5 in Philadelphia. There, PHCC members can join in anniversary celebrations and participate in a variety of seminars and networking opportunities.

More events will be added throughout the year marking the celebration. For updates,