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MPMCA`s Contractor of The Year
Volume 2 Number 4
WINTER 2007
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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
T
his is my first article as President of MPMCA. I thank
all the members for their generous support. The annual meeting held in August on Mackinac Island was
tremendous and all who attended had a good time. I begin this
year with a great deal of optimism and a sense of purpose. We
need to continue to build our Association into a strong and viable
organization. We have a great group of Directors and the staff at
MPMCA is second to none. The past officers and directors have
taught me a great deal, and I’m looking forward to learning even
more in the months ahead.
Being involved in the Association the past years has been a
rewarding and exciting time. I would like to encourage more
people to become involved in the State Association, as this is crucial to the success of the Association.
Over the past 20 (+) years I have been a member of the association our company has benefited in numerous ways, such as:
lower insurance costs; tax law information and knowledge thereof; job estimating and job costs; financial management; project
management; new technology(s) updates and information;
knowledge provision of the latest in employee and employer
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training requirements and/or classes and
seminars; and updates and general information regarding the Michigan Plumbing
Code and law and safety information
(MIOSHA requirements), just to name
John Jacobs
several. MPMCA, PHCC and MCAA
have been very beneficial to our company in that we have able to
compete in what we all know is a very tough market.
The Association is for everyone—companies of all sizes. Nonunion and union. I know our Association treats ALL EQUALLY. Our membership is very diverse and there is representation
for everyone; even the associate members are represented on the
board. Local associations are spread out across the state, and the
MPMCA staff can help you find one in your area. The risks are
small, and the rewards can be great!
All that is needed is your involvement and interest.
Sincerely,
John Jacobs
President
Winter
Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractor Magazine
The Official Publication of the Michigan Plumbing &
Mechanical Contractors Association
400 N Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48933
517-484-5500
FAX: 517-484-5225
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mpmca.org
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2007
CONT E N T S
President’s Message..................................................................4
Executive Director Message ....................................................6
MCAA Expands Member Benefits: WebLEM to Join Other
Popular Publications Offered Free to Members
By John R. Gentille..............................................................9
2007 MPMCA Contractor of the Year: Mark Katz ................10
LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS
PLUMBING-HEATING-COOLING
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
Edited and published monthly under the direction and supervision of the Board of Directors of
the MPMCA. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of products, services, or
statements, nor does the publisher assume any responsibility for claims made by the advertisers. Copyright 2006 Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors’ Association. All Rights
Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical
Contractors Association. For inquiries concerning this publication, contact the following:
Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors’ Association, 400 North Walnut Street, Lansing
MI 48933. Some Products advertised may not meet Michigan Plumbing Code requirements.
MPMCA Board of Directors
Executive Director
Walter P. Maner, III
Associate Executive
Director & Editor
Cynthia H. Maher
Dir. Of Member/Program Services
Maxine Litzinger
MPMCA Executive Committee
President: Mark Ratliff
Sr. Vice Pres.: John Jacobs
Vice Pres.: Doug Wyrwicki
Secretary: Bill Christ
Treasurer: Tony D’Ascenzo
Executive Director: Walt Maner, III
BAY AREA ASSN: To Be Appointed
FLINT: Gary Dickerson
GREATER MI PMCA: Mike Brunett
MCA DETROIT: James Bruner
MID-MI MCA: Joe Kain
MPAM: Bill Christ
NORTH CENTRAL: Walter Weinkauf
NORTHWESTERN: Cliff Sedlacek
SOUTH MACOMB: Paul Bradley
SOUTHWESTERN: To Be Appointed
THUMB AREA: Kent Shetler
UPPER PENINSULA: To Be Appointed
WEST MI MCA: Tom Butterworth
WEST MI PHCCA: William Feenstra
WESTERN WAYNE: Mike Bergstrom
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Bill Fedorinchik
NAPHCC (National): Gerald A. Rich
MCA Detroit ......................................................................12
Greater Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors
Association ................................................................13
West Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association ..16
Imported Chinese Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Denied
Approval For Use On State Construction Projects In
Michigan ..........................................................................20
2008 Backflow Preventer Testing Seminar ............................21
2006 Michigan Code Book Order Form ................................22
PHCC National News ..............................................................24
The Water Conservation Dilemma By Ike Casey,
PHCC Executive VP ..........................................................24
MI-PHCC Membership Application........................................28
Advertiser Index ......................................................................30
MICHIGAN PLUMBING &
MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR
PLUMBING-HEATING-COOLING
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
Senior Editor • Cynthia H. Maher
Published four times a year by
President • Troy T. Bausinger
MMCA Officers
President: Marty Schlitt
Vice President: Dominic Goyette
Secretary/Treasurer: Patrick Jacobs
Email us at [email protected]
Or visit our website:
www.mpmca.org
Publisher & Editor • David Cane
Assistant Art Director
& Photographer • Michelle Lala
Advertising Director • Brett Glatfelter
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Copyright 2007 by TPI Custom Publishing. No reproduction without permission.
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
Tom Butterworth Retires
Tom Butterworth, FHC Mechanical Contractors, has retired and has
sold his interest in the company. Tom is a past president of MPMCA
and has served as director, representing the West Michigan MCA, Vice
President, and Sr. Vice President.
Tom and Ruthann were honored at a retirement reception held in
their honor at their beautiful home in Grand Haven. Present for the
reception were Tom and Runthann’s family as well has many officers
and employees of FHC and West Michigan MCA Executive Director
Cindy Morse and her husband Dennis.
They will be spending considerable time in warmer weather when
the time comes. We wish them much happiness and relaxation in a welldeserved retirement.
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Specialty Contractors Program
Pays Out Dividend
The Specialty Contractors Workers Compensation Program is proud to announce that several members have earned over $174,000 in dividends through the Accident Fund Insurance
Company of America workers compensation
Walt P. Maner, III
group program. Congratulations to our members who participate in the program!
Since Specialty Contractors is a designated group, our members
receive 5 percent up-front savings on Accident Fund workers compensation insurance rates. Plus, when the group performs well, participating members are eligible for dividends. Over $800,000 has been
returned to participants since 2003.
In July 2007, our group program was reviewed and it was determined that we earned a 19.0 percent dividend for members that participated in the October 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 program. The average dividend being paid to participating members is over $2,000. The
group will be reviewed again this same time next year for another possible dividend distribution.
To join the Accident Fund groups program, contact the MPMCA:
[email protected] for an Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
agent in your area, or find an agent at www.accidentfund.com.
Please note: You must be a member in good standing to participate in this program.
In Memoriam—Merle Grover
Tom and Ruth with their daughter Lauren, a student at Central Michigan University.
Merle Grover, Executive Secretary of the Bay Area Association MPMC
passed away in August after an extended illness.
Merle represented the interests of the Bay Area contractors for
many years. Not only did Merle serve as their administrator but he also
participated in their negotiations with UA Local 85. He had wide experience in labor relations. He attended many MPMCA Board of
Directors’ meetings as well as Annual Meetings.
MPMCA extends its sympathies to Merle’s family, friends, and
associates.
Remer Celebrates 50 years in business
Richard D. Katz, 71, is president of Remer Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning in Saginaw
Township, a business celebrating it's 50th anniversary.
Remer Plumbing & Heating Celebrated their 50th year in Business in
Saginaw, Michigan. The Saginaw News ran a large feature story about
the business including profiles of Dick and Mark Katz and Dave and
Bob Remer, as well as the co-founder the late Robert R. Remer.
MPMCA sends congratulation to Remer Plumbing & Heating for their
longevity and we are proud they are members our association.
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Westland.........................................................(734) 729-3110
BEHLER-YOUNG
Ann Arbor......................................................(734) 761-5511
Flint.....................................................................(810) 743-1160
Grand Rapids................................................(616) 531-3400
Jackson..............................................................(517) 789-7191
Kalamazoo......................................................(269) 343-5504
Lansing..............................................................(517) 371-1770
Livonia...............................................................(734) 524-0623
Muskegon........................................................(231) 733-4421
New Hudson................................................(248) 437-3070
Bloomfield Hills............................................(248) 335-6527
Saginaw.............................................................(989) 799-4805
Taylor.................................................................(734) 374-8231
Toledo, Oh.....................................................(419) 727-8700
Traverse City.................................................(231) 946-7391
Warren.............................................................(586) 779-1730
H.L. CLAEY’S
Oxford..............................................................(586) 268-2666
Warren.............................................................(586) 264-2561
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Ann Arbor......................................................(734) 222-6400
Troy.....................................................................(248) 689-8000
Ypsilanti............................................................(734) 484-5200
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Bay City............................................................(517) 894-2811
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Grand Rapids................................................(616) 456-1688
Muskegon........................................................(616) 733-4447
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MCAA Expands Member Benefits:
WebLEM to Join Other Popular
Publications Offered Free to Members
F
or nearly 40 years, MCAA’s Labor
Estimating Manual has been a fundamental resource for member contractors as they put together job estimates. As
MCAA’s programs and initiatives continue to
evolve to reflect the increasingly competitive
nature of the mechanical construction and
service industry, the LEM will soon be transformed into the WebLEM, and will join the
growing library of publications that are free
to MCAA members.
Scheduled for release in March 2008, the
WebLEM is a web-based version of the LEM.
The new format will enable members to
more quickly introduce cost- and time-saving
new products into their estimates. Users will
experience quick data query and retrieval
thanks to very vigorous search capabilities,
and software vendors and pricing services will
be able to export data into their programs.
Members need not wait for the WebLEM to
enjoy additional benefits for the MCAA has
already released three new publications that
are free to members online.
By John R. Gentille
Executive Vice
President & CEO
ing publication, which provides 52 additional talks covering common mechanical construction safety and health topics. (Members
also receive free access to the previous three
volumes—for a total of 208 talks—enough
for four years of weekly safety training.)
MSCA Tailgate Safety Talks – Volume II—
MSCA’s newest short-duration, worker safety training publication, which provides 52
additional talks covering safety and health
topics of particular interest to mechanical
service contractors.
Members also enjoy free online access to the
Management Methods Manual, offering the
basic information member companies need
to run their businesses smoothly, efficiently,
and profitably. The manual also helps contractors effectively navigate new challenges,
such as those resulting from changes in technology, project management techniques, and
business practices. For example, a recent bulletin focused on helping contractors deal
with project site thefts, a phenomenon that’s
become commonplace around the country
because of the rising value of copper.
Tool & Equipment Rental Guide— The
2008 edition of MCAA’s comprehensive, current guide to cost recovery for commonly
used tools and equipment, which has been
revised and expanded to include tools and
equipment of special interest to service contractors.
By providing these publications online,
MCAA gets the information to its members
more quickly while at the same time keeping
costs low so that MCAA can develop additional resources to help its members remain
profitable.
Toolbox Safety Talks – Volume IV—MCAA’s
newest short-duration, worker safety train-
For more information about MCAA’s publications, please visit www.mcaa.org/store.
About the Author
John R. Gentille is the executive vice president
and CEO of the Mechanical Contractors
Association of America, Inc. (MCAA).
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2007 MPMCA
Contractor of the Year
Mark Katz
Mark receiving the Contractor of the Year Medallion. The medallion is provided by the
Mid-Michigan MCA.
W
We were pleased to honor Mark Katz (Remer
Plumbing & Heating, Saginaw) as our Contractor of
the Year.
In Mark, we have a person who has worked in
this industry his entire professional life, having entered the apprenticeship program immediately upon graduation from Sts. Peter and Paul
High School in Saginaw. In fact, he began working in the shop at
Remer Plumbing & Heating while in the eighth grade.
Mark became a licensed journey plumber in 1981, a master
plumber in 1986, and he is also a licensed mechanical contractor.
He has invested over 10 years supervising work on Habitat For
Humanity projects and has been active on Knights of Columbus charitable activities.
His association involvement has included: service as president of
the Bay Area Association; member of the Health and Welfare
Committee for the Bay Area Association and Local 85; and most recently, as MPMCA President in 2003-2004 as well as all of the officer positions for MPMCA and local director.
Mark feels the industry has been very good to him and tries to put
back everything he as gotten out it by virtue of his time and talent. Mark
and Lori have two children, Ryan and Erica, and two grandchildren.
He attended MPMCA’s annual meeting with Lori and his mother
and father, Dick and Kay Katz.
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MCA Detroit
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The Bidding Game for
Local 98 Plumber
Apprentices
B
idding was the game for Local 98 Plumber Apprentices this
past September. Ray Brunett of the John E. Green Co., an
experienced estimator, and Molly Forward, a teacher, put
together a bidding exercise so that the apprentices could experience
first hand the risks a contractor takes when playing the real life bidding game. The game idea was first hatched by SMACNA contractors
for use with their sheet metal apprentices.
The group of twelve apprentices split up into four small groups of
three. They were given bid sheets with a formula for calculating labor
based on a $62.00/hr wage package. The groups had to estimate the
total cost of the job, including profit. Then the bid was awarded to the
low bidder. Each group then built their LEGO® building using photographs of each side of the building as their plans. The group that was
awarded the bid lost money on the overall project. The three higher
bidders would
have made a
profit on the job.
All in all, this exercise allowed the apprentices to experience the challenges of the bidding process as well as the frustrations often felt during the construction process due to
delays. Productivity was high on this LEGO® project and
the sense of getting the job done on time was keen. Students
and teachers alike enjoyed this exercise!
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GREATER Michigan PMC
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GREATER Michigan PMC
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GREATER Michigan PMC
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WEST Michigan MCA
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West Michigan
Mechanical Contractors
Association
U
A 174 Members drove WMMCA
contractor trucks during the Labor
Day Parades in Grand Rapids and
Muskegon. These parades were a great time to
show support for organized businesses and its
workforce in Western Michigan communities.
Labor Management Meetings continue
to be held at regular intervals. The
September
Meeting
focused on streamlining
joint
welding
test
events, training and
recruitment
related
projects, marketing initiatives, and keeping
communication lines
open between Labor
and Management.
Ron Collier conducted a “Pricing Strategies for Today’s Service
Customer” workshop
September 19, 2007 at
the UA174 Hall. Representatives from eleven
companies participated
in this daylong workshop. Mr. Collier discussed various services
that can provide profit.
He commented that
there are 2 kinds of businesses in the US—ones
that are volume driven,
others that are cost driven.
Mr. Collier explained various methods
to make additional profits, including cutting
costs, increasing prices,
or selling more and the
effect of each on net
profits. He mentioned
that pricing strategies
should give the customer
real choices. He discussed various types of
service
agreements,
including: maintenance
only; maintenance and
parts; and maintenance,
parts and labor.
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The WMMCA was established to represent and
serve West Michigan Mechanical Contractors.
Association members dedicate themselves to quality, dependability, safety, and education as they
serve as the primary liaison for labor relations and
multi-employer collective bargaining with the
West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters, and Service
Trades.
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Westland.........................................................(734) 729-3110
BEHLER-YOUNG
Ann Arbor......................................................(734) 761-5511
Flint.....................................................................(810) 743-1160
Grand Rapids................................................(616) 531-3400
Jackson..............................................................(517) 789-7191
Kalamazoo......................................................(269) 343-5504
Lansing..............................................................(517) 371-1770
Livonia...............................................................(734) 524-0623
Muskegon........................................................(231) 733-4421
New Hudson................................................(248) 437-3070
Bloomfield Hills............................................(248) 335-6527
Saginaw.............................................................(989) 799-4805
Taylor.................................................................(734) 374-8231
Toledo, Oh.....................................................(419) 727-8700
Traverse City.................................................(231) 946-7391
Warren.............................................................(586) 779-1730
H.L. CLAEY’S
Oxford..............................................................(586) 268-2666
Warren.............................................................(586) 264-2561
CURRENT ELECTRIC
Ann Arbor......................................................(734) 222-6400
Troy.....................................................................(248) 689-8000
Ypsilanti............................................................(734) 484-5200
DURO SUPPLY
Bay City............................................................(517) 894-2811
ENERGY CONSULTANTS
Milford..............................................................(248) 685-8336
FERGUSON SUPPLY
Big Rapids.......................................................(231) 796-4889
Grand Rapids................................................(616) 456-1688
Muskegon........................................................(616) 733-4447
Petoskey...........................................................(231) 348-1168
Traverse City.................................................(231) 947-3581
FERGUSON ENTERPRISES
Port Huron....................................................(810) 987-3111
GREAT LAKES SUPPLY
Gaylord............................................................(989) 732-5600
Petoskey...........................................................(231) 347-8771
H & E SUPPLY
Warren.............................................................(586) 756-3900
HODGES SUPPLY
Flint.....................................................................(810) 239-9421
Pontiac..............................................................(248) 858-2605
J.A.R. COMPANY
Bay City............................................................(989) 686-8507
JOCK & MELDRUM
Mt. Clemens..................................................(586) 463-0547
M SUPPLY
West Branch.................................................(517) 345-0727
MICHIGAN SUPPLY
Lansing..............................................................(517) 484-6444
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St. Ignace.........................................................(906) 643-7580
Traverse City.................................................(231) 943-3071
NORTHWEST PIPE
Brighton...........................................................(517) 546-7473
Mio......................................................................(517) 826-6767
NU-WAY SUPPLY
Gaylord............................................................(517) 732-5196
Highland...........................................................(248) 889-9666
Imlay City.........................................................(810) 724-2385
Utica...................................................................(586) 731-4000
PEERLESS SUPPLY
Adrian...............................................................(517) 263-2158
Monroe............................................................(734) 242-3655
SCHNEIDER WATER SUPPLY
Chesterfield....................................................(810) 749-6060
SID HARVEY
Marquette .................................................... (906) 226-2186
TALASKI
Bad Axe...........................................................(517) 269-7444
UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC PROD.
Farmington.....................................................(248) 476-9500
Grand Rapids................................................(616) 784-5039
Howell..............................................................(517) 546-9661
Kalamazoo......................................................(269) 226-9772
Traverse City.................................................(231) 933-0755
WHOLESALE OIL & GAS
Detroit..............................................................(313) 984-5555
MPMCA’s Website at
www.mpmca.org
has all the information you need on upcoming
classes, locating a contractor or associate member, and keeping informed on Legislative issues.
Check It Out Today!
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Imported Chinese Cast Iron Soil Pipe and
Fittings Denied Approval For Use On
State Construction Projects In Michigan
Michigan Construction Code Commission Rejects Cast
Iron Materials From MWI Import Products For State
Construction Projects.
O
n September 12, 2007 the Michigan Construction Code
Commission unanimously approved the August 22, 2007
recommendation of the Michigan Plumbing Board to deny
approval of imported cast iron soil pipe and fittings from MWI
Import Products for use on state construction projects in the State of
Michigan. MWI’s request for official approval was denied after MWI
was unable to provide proof that their products conformed to applicable standards referenced in the Michigan Plumbing Code and
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failed to comply with an earlier resolution of the
Plumbing Board, according to a written report submitted by Michigan Chief Plumbing Inspector Bob
Konyndyk. An official record of the proceeding will
be available on the Michigan Construction Code
Commission web site at www.michigan.gov/cis.
CISPI (www.cispi.org).is dedicated to aiding the plumbing industry and addressing important technical aspects
relating to the manufacture and installation of cast iron
soil pipe and fittings and their use in the marketplace.
Through the preparation and distribution of technical data, work with
local and national code bodies, and by calling on code officials and
plumbing engineers, CISPI helps create a better understanding of the
merits of specifying and installing cast iron soil pipe and fittings.
CISPI maintains a comprehensive quality control program for its
member foundries. Each plant location receives a comprehensive
audit three times every year to help ensure that cast iron soil pipe and
fittings bearing the Institute’s collective trademark (CI®) meet the
appropriate CISPI and ASTM standards. NSF International has
accredited CISPI’s quality control program to validate the compliance of member products with those standards.
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PHCC National News
2007 PHCC
Convention Round-Up
A Classic PHCC Convention:
Battling and Guiding the
Elements
The four classical elements—fire, water, earth
and wind—all made their mark on the October
24-27 PHCC convention in Anaheim,
California, making it a memorable event.
First, Southern California fires attracting
national media attention ravaged close by
PHCC convention headquarters, the Anaheim
Marriott.
Then, there were reports of poor air quality caused by smoke from the fires fueled by
the Santa Ana winds. But neither of these factors kept the approximately1,000 Network ‘07
participants from carrying on with plans for
the week. In fact, those attending the PHCC
annual convention had their minds on two elements over which they may have more control,
particularly related to water and energy conservation.
At the Oct. 26 PHCC board meeting, the
board of directors voted to become an
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
WaterSense partner. WaterSense is a voluntary-based program designed to encourage the
procurement of water-conserving products.
Among the products included in the
WaterSense product offerings are high efficiency toilets (HETs), which now would require the
use of the 1.28 gallon per flush models.
The PHCC board also approved revisions to its
water conservation position paper to include reference to the need for field testing and consideration of
the impacts on water/sewer infrastructure when high
efficiency toilets (HETs) are considered in the form
of a mandate. The paper emphasized the need for
decision-makers to consider other means of conserving water, such as wastewater recycling systems (greywater), and called for legislators to consider tax and
other incentives designed to encourage purchase of
water conserving products and services.
The board also re-considered a request
from the Plumbing Manufacturer’s Institute’s
(PMI) to support a national toilet standard.
Board members requested that PMI locate and
provide any field testing data or information
demonstrating the compatibility between HETs
and existing water/sewer infrastructure for consideration of the board at its January meeting.
California PHCC Executive Director Steve
Lehtonen also reported on “Green Plumbers,” a certification program designed for plumbing contractors to inform purchasers of water- conserving products and technologies.
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There also were several discussions of
green plumbing and the role that plumbing
contractors can play in addressing water conservation and overall protection of the earth.
During the annual business meeting, a “sense
of the convention” was offered and approved
to create a task force to increase the role and
voice of the p-h-c contractor in the overall
water and energy conservation/green construction issue. The idea was proposed by Past
National President Fran Williams on behalf of
the PHCC Past National Officers.
basis for the no-match letters was so fundamentally flawed that its use in firings could
have led to unfair discrimination charges
against legal workers resulting in workforce
disruptions. Also appearing to be a factor in
the judge’s decision is whether the Department
of Homeland Security considered the impact
of the rule on small businesses, a requirement
for all newly issued major rulemakings.
Wagner Sees “Great Destiny” for PHCC
During her report at the annual meeting,
PHCC President Jo Wagner discussed PHCC’s
great history, and emphasized that is the association has an “even greater destiny.” She talked
about PHCC’s achievements in several areas
over the past year, particularly developing an
industry workforce and providing value to
members. Later in the week, PHCC and its
Partners for Professionalism held a press briefing during which initiatives in workforce development were discussed.
During the closing reception on Friday
night, just-installed President Jim Finley shared
that the highlight of the celebration will occur
April 28-May 2, 2008, during Leadership and
Legislative Conference ‘08 for which national
and state proclamations will be sought. Look for
more details of the anniversary celebration in
next week’s PHCC Online.
In early October, the House passed H.R. 3056,
the Tax Collection Responsibility Act of 2007,
by a vote of 232-173. The bill delays implementation of the three percent withholding by
one year. The Meek-Herger legislation (H.R.
1023), which would outright repeal the three
percent withholding requirement, currently
maintains 217 co-sponsors.
Schwarzenegger Signs
Low-Flush Legislation
On October 11, California Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger signed into law legislation
that would require low-flush volume water
closets to be phased into the state’s economy
beginning in 2010. After Gov. Schwarzenegger
vetoed similar legislation last year,
Assemblyman John Laird re-introduced this
legislation with a phase-in schedule. By 2014,
all new water closets will be required to perform at 1.28 gallons per flush. Urinals will be
required to perform at 0.5 gallons per flush.
Judges Issues Preliminary
Injunction on No Match Rule
On October 10, a Northern California judge
issued a preliminary injunction effectively disallowing the “No Match Rule” from taking
effect until the litigation surrounding the rule
is resolved. U.S. District Judge Charles R.
Breyer of San Francisco granted a preliminary
injunction based on evidence supplied by
plaintiffs that the database being used as the
House Delays 3%
Withholding One Year
PHCC Writes to
Regional Standards Ally,
Meets with DOE
PHCC is continuing its efforts to oppose
regional standards on heating and air-conditioning products associated with recent energy
legislation in the House and Senate. PHCC
wrote to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), ranking
member on the House Energy and Commerce
Committee, and reaffirmed its opposition to
regional standards. Barton was a PHCC ally in
opposing regional standards. PHCC also
voiced its concerns about regional standards
with Clarence “Bud” Albright, Under
Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE). Along with its allies at the Air
Conditioning Contractors of America and
Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration
Distributors International, PHCC met with
officials at the DOE regarding its opposition
to regional standards. While the House and
Senate conferees have not officially met to
produce a compromise energy bill, PHCC has
learned that that President Bush has issued
veto warnings regarding the energy legislation.
ConsensusDOCS Has
Arrived—SubcontractorFriendly Language Included
On Friday, September 28, a diverse group of
20 construction associations, including
PHCC, launched ConsensusDOCS, more
than 70 collaboratively drafted construction
contracts. PHCC Vice President of
Government Relations Lake Coulson said that
with the input of designers, owners, contractors and sureties, each document of
ConsensusDOCS was drafted to reflect the
project’s best interests, rather than a single
party interest. “We think PHCC members will
find Consensus-DOCS an excellent tool to
speed up contract negotiations and pave the
way for a smooth construction project,”
Coulson said. “They’ll also be happy to know
that there are some positive elements included
for subcontractors, such as new payment security, a limited waiver of consequential damages
and an overall reduced level of risk.” Visit
www.consensusdocs.org for more information.
PHCC Participates in
Estate Tax Summit
On September 19, an Estate Tax Summit was
held to give business owners and their related
trade associations the opportunity to discuss
with legislators the need to address permanent
repeal of the Estate Tax. PHCC participated
with close to 100 other businesses and associations. Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Jon
Kyl (R-AZ) spoke of their efforts to permanently eliminate the estate tax and told of a
vote held in the Senate during the last
Congress that fell in defeat but by only three
votes. Reps. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) and
Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) also spoke of their
efforts in the House, including Rep. Mitchell’s
new bill, H.R. 3170, which would gradually
raise the level of the unified credit in years
2010 through 2013. Beginning in 2014, the bill
also would permanently eliminate the estate
tax for estates valued at below $5 million. Rep.
Hulshof spoke of his parents’ recent deaths and
his struggles to pay the estate tax on his family
farm. All of the speakers made clear the need to
advocate for a permanent solution to address
the estate tax.
more responsive to the industry, thereby reducing the reporting burden, improving the accuracy of the filing system, and reducing compliance costs for small business.
Plumbers’ Salaries
Don’t Make Them Blue
A career builder.com article reports that
although blue collar workers tend to get a “bad
rap,” they often have significantly higher
salaries than the average American worker.
Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters were
listed among the 10 best-paying blue collar
jobs that are still very much in demand in
today’s workforce. Their median hourly pay is
$23.86, and median annual salary is $49,628.*
*According to the 2006-2007 Bureau of Labor
Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook
Obama Introduces Independent
Contractor Legislation
In mid-September, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)
introduced the “Independent Contractor
Proper Classification Act of 2007 (S. 2044),”
which addresses the issue of classifying
employees v. independent contractors. Behind
the introduction of the legislation is Obama’s
belief that employers misclassify workers as
independent contractors rather than as
employees to avoid compensating for minimum wage, overtime pay and benefits. His legislation closes a perceived loophole in the tax
code that occurs if an employer has been consistently reporting workers as independent
contractors to the IRS and if the employer can
verify its decision-making based on reasonableness in that the employer relied on the
advice of an attorney or accountant’s interpretation of the statute. PHCC’s Government
Relations Committee will be further analyzing
the legislation in effort to take a position on
the bill.
PHCC Meets with IRS On
Small Business Issues
EPA Launches WaterSense
Program To Certify
Energy-Efficient Products
On September 18, the Small Business/SelfEmployed (SB/SE) division of the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) met with the Small
Business Leadership Council to discuss how the
IRS can better serve the tax needs of small businesses. The IRS is working to implement its “eStrategy,” or the manner in which taxes are
filed electronically, so that it is easy to use and
utilized more often by small businesses. PHCC
Executive Vice President Ike Casey is a member of the Small Business Leadership Council
Board of Directors. PHCC has participated in
this series of meetings over the past couple of
years. This has provided PHCC the opportunity to offer opinion on how the SB/SE can be
The Environmental Protection Agency has
developed a water conservation program that
identifies and certifies energy-efficient products. Called WaterSense, the program’s certified products include toilets, faucets and showerheads. The program currently lists high-efficiency toilets certified by the EPA, and will
begin certifying showerheads and faucets in
2008. Go to www.epa.gov/watersense/pp/
find_het.htm to see a list of WaterSense-certified toilets.
Cause of Carbon Monoxide
Leak Being Investigated
In September Virginia Tech students were
treated for carbon monoxide poisoning found
in off-campus housing. There were no carbon
monoxide detectors in the building because
there is no requirement for them. PHCC
reminds its members and the public in general
about the importance of installing carbon
monoxide detectors.
Remind Customers of Carbon Monoxide
Dangers
Today’s news about carbon monoxide poisoning at Virginia Tech is a reminder of the
importance of educating customers about the
dangers of carbon monoxide. There is a consumer education piece in the Marketing
Resource Center of the PHCC Web site that
is available for members’ use. It is as follows:
Consumer Safety – Carbon Monoxide
Keep your name in front of your customers
and potential customers by providing information to help them run their households safely
and cost-efficiently.
Ideas for Usage:
• Include in your company newsletter
• Use as a bill stuffer or insert in
mass-mailed coupon books
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless,
toxic gas created when fossil fuels are not
burned completely. Causes of CO-related incidents can include blocked furnace/boiler vents
and chimneys or improperly adjusted or inadequately maintained appliances.
Warning signs of CO in your home can
include: stuffy, stale air; condensation on windows; back drafts from a fireplace, furnace or
water-heating chimney; yellow burner flames
(except from natural gas fireplaces or logs); or
burner flames or pilot lights that flutter or keep
going out. Soot - or lingering pungent odors
around appliances are other warning signs.
If you notice any of these, turn off the
equipment immediately and introduce fresh air
to the building. Call a qualified, licensed natural gas contractor to inspect the equipment as
soon as possible.
Physical symptoms of CO poisoning can
include dizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting,
headaches, ringing in the ears, blurred vision,
stinging eyes and fainting. If you experience
these symptoms and suspect CO, seek fresh air
by leaving the building immediately. Call 911
from a neighbor’s house.
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The Water
Conservation Dilemma
O
ne of the biggest issues facing your association is: What is
the best way for PHCC to be involved in efforts to save
water? Our mission statement proudly says we are dedicated to protecting the health, safety and comfort of society, and our
members illustrate that commitment every day. However, things get
complicated when water-saving approaches are proposed that we
think may need some more research and study. That is occurring
right now in several instances, such as high-efficiency toilets, lowflow faucets, and waterless urinals.
These proposals have raised some serious questions within PHCC
and your National Standard Plumbing Code committee. Are we
going to jump on the bandwagon with those who look for water savings at any risk, do we sit back and let the rest of the world dictate
what a plumbing contractor has to install, or do we take a reasoned
approach? Which approach is best for our members? There is no
question that plumbing contractors understand more about the
effectiveness of high efficiency toilets, low- flow faucets, and other
water-saving devices than just about anyone else. Our members’
opinions definitely should be considered as
these new technologies are considered.
Environmentalists have gotten a bad rap in
the past, but their dire predictions have not
been far from the truth in some cases—and
people are starting to listen. Does that mean
we should jump on the bandwagon with the
environmentalists? The environmentalists
and the politicians who support their causes
seek ways to achieve water savings at the
expense of business. That usually means
that our manufacturer partners can be
expected to meet the mandates of the environmentalists and their supporters.
By D. L. “Ike” Casey,
Executive Vice President
PHCC – National Association
In any difficult decision it is often easier
to sit back and let the rest of the world
decide. Unfortunately, I look back at
some of the markets plumbing contractors have lost and see that we have done
that too many times in the past. What if
we still had the entire sprinkler market? What about backflow—is
that slipping away? Are we going to keep the geothermal market?
What about hydronics? You see what I mean. Sitting back is not an
option for PHCC or its members if we are going to keep our markets
and keep our industry strong. On the state and national levels, we are
going to see more and more water-saving legislation each year. We
need to be in the arena to make sure the contractor’s perspective is
considered. Contractors are equally obligated to take on a new market if one comes about. Tomorrow you just might have to be a different plumbing contractor. If government dictates grey water or residential fire sprinklers are required in all new installations, then you
need the training and the workforce to do that kind of job.
On the state and national
levels, we are going to see
more and more water-saving
legislation each year. We
need to be in the arena to
make sure the contractor’s
perspective is considered.
The most recent example of a water-saving
proposal related to a 1.28 gpf toilet standard
proposed by the Plumbing Manufacturers
Institute. Decision-making time was at hand
in June 2007 when the PHCC Board of
Directors was asked and did not accept the
proposed standard. PHCC believed that the
technology did not indicate a 1.28 gpf toilet
would work properly. Eight-six percent of
the PHCC membership surveyed agreed with this decision. PHCC’s
position is that sometimes the political answer is not the best answer.
Toilet manufacturers have admitted that low-flow toilets do not
guarantee water savings. In an August, 2007, Reeves Journal article,
Bob Lechler with Saniflo said, “Many low-consumption toilets do
not meet the expectations of the consumer by either clogging or
requiring a double flush, defeating the purpose and losing any water
savings.” I know one contractor who taught his technicians a delicate way to tell the customers to flush twice when necessary. So,
jumping on the bandwagon with the environmentalists and their
politicians is not a good option.
As in most situations, PHCC’s best approach is
a reasoned approach. By that I mean we determine the best way to accomplish water savings
rather than the politically expedient way. The
PHCC board passed a resolution in favor of
water conservation in 2000. It states: “PHCC
supports the installation and use of water-conserving methods and products. Examples of
water conservation methods include, but are
not limited to, the installation and use of low
consumption plumbing products and fixtures,
the installation and use of gray water or other
wastewater recycling systems, and the
advancement of desalination technologies.”
We are all about water conservation, but that
begs the question: How can we be opposed to
any legislation that calls for low-flow fixtures?
The answer is that we cannot support a technology that has not proven it is ready for public consumption. Everyone remembers all
the problems that arose in 1992 when 1.6 gpf
toilets were mandated. A repeat of 1992 is
not expected, but those who remember the
difficulty encountered with 1.6 toilets that did
not perform are more cautious than we were then. Your national and
state leadership will take into consideration all the available data on
the technology before endorsing any new technology or standards.
In today’s world, conservation is a must if future generations are
going to enjoy the natural resources we have enjoyed all of our lives.
There is no more important resource to conserve than water.
However, PHCC has proven that a reasoned approach to water conservation is much more appropriate than jumping on the band wagon
with environmentalists. We also know that, as an industry, we have
too much to offer to sit back and let others determine how to conserve water. In the final analysis, it will be who did the most to save
water, not who passed the most laws dealing with water conservation.
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