A.O. Smith’s new partnership will help fund education, training and scholarship programs for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association.

As a sponsor of PHCC, A.O. Smith will assist the association with its annual conference, as well as the PHCC Educational Foundation’s plumbing apprentice contest and the Skills USA plumbing contest. A.O. Smith will also contribute to PHCC online communications, its chapter education programs and other projects.

As the official education sponsor of the Quality Service Contractors, a contractor group within PHCC, A.O. Smith will provide tools and resources for education throughout the year as well as at the QSC biannual meetings. The company contribution also funds twice-weekly technical training, human resources consulting and other online resources for contractor members.
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“A.O. Smith is delighted to support these vital programs that advance the professionalism of the industry,” said Jeff Storie, a senior manager in charge of contractor and consumer marketing for A.O. Smith. “We share the commitment of PHCC, the (PHCC) Educational Foundation and QSC to effectively train and educate those in our industry today, as well as the work force of tomorrow.”