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• Reduces energy use and curbs CO2 emissions by 20 to 30 percent

It’s a generator. It’s a heat exchanger. It’s the new propane technology. The Marathon Engine Systems ecopower™ cogeneration system does it all in one neat package. This innovative, propane-fueled combined heat and power system earned a 2011 Energy Star Emerging Technology award. Why? In part, because this generator allows homeowners and small businesses to return all unused electricity to the main power grid — resulting in a usage credit or a lower overall utility bill. In addition, the ecopower unit is good for the budget and the environment because it turns engine heat into thermal energy, which can power space- or water-heating applications while producing significantly fewer CO2 emissions than traditional power plants. Learn more about this technology and how you can use it with free online training courses, including those below, at buildwithpropane.com/training. • Impact of Combined Heat and Power Systems in Residential and Commercial Buildings • Specifying Propane Standby Generators: Installation and Value Considerations • Propane-Enhanced Renewable Energy Systems

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FALL 2012

CONTENTS Plumbing / Heating / Ventilating / Air Conditioning / Refrigeration

Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractor Magazine The Official Publication of the Michigan Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association PO Box 13100 Lansing, MI 48901 517-484-5500 Fax 517-484-5225 Email: info@mpmca.org Website: www.mpmca.org

6 MPMCA President’s Message - Jim Bruner 8 MPMCA 2012 Membership Application 10 MPMCA 2012 Associate Membership Application 12 MPMCA Michigan Plumbing Code Order Form 14 - 25 Local Associations 14 Greater Michigan PMCA 18 Mid Michigan MCA

Edited and published quarterly 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 2012 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, PO Box 13100, Lansing, MI 48901. Some products advertised may not meet Michigan Plumbing Code requirements.

Executive Director Cynthia H. Maher, CAE Editor Cynthia H. Maher, CAE MPMCA Executive Committee President: James Bruner Vice President: Nancy Cummins Secretary: Chad Myers Treasurer: Bill Christ

MPMCA Board of Directors Bay Area Association: Mark Katz Flint: Curt LaLonde Greater MI PMCA: Jim Dornbrock MCA Detroit: James Bruner Mid-MI MCA: Chad Myers MAMP: Bill Christ Northwestern: Cliff Sedlacek South Macomb: Paul Bradley Southwestern: To Be Appointed West MI MCA: Steve Ekkens West MI PHCCA: William Feenstra Western Wayne: Mike Bergstrom NAPHCC (National): Brad Isley

MMCA Officers President: Dominic Goyette Vice President: Patrick Jacobs Secretary/Treasurer: Rick Ekkens

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20 MCA Detroit 22 West Michigan MCA 25 Flint PMCA 27 MPMCA 2012 Backflow Preventer Testing Seminar Brochure

Advertiser Index Bradford White 31 FastEst, Inc. 23 Federated Insurance 21 Ferguson 21 Grundfos 26 HS/Buy Van Associates 11 Hodes Co. 26 Insinkerator 5 International Radiant, Inc. 26 Liberty Pumps 32 Michigan Propane Gas Association 3 Quality Service Contractors 6 R.L. Deppmann 19 Rheem Manufacturing 13 Robertson Heating & Supply 7 Saniflo 7 T&S Brass 23 Taco 24, 25 Turbonics, Inc. 21 Viega 2 Woodford Manufacturing 9


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President’s Message Jim Bruner Those of you that enjoy hot weather; you’re having a beautiful summer. Those of you that don’t, just wait, this is Michigan your day is coming. Hot weather like this is good for our members in the cooling business. It makes everyone want air conditioning. It’s amazing where you can find a business opportunity. This issue of MPMCA magazine is dedicated to all the fine members, contractors and associations that give so freely of their time, talent, and treasures to help others. The phrase “Blessed to be a blessing” applies to so many of our members. My wife and I are very active in our Church, not only do we serve as leaders at Detroit World Outreach, but we’re also serving as leaders in another church, Destiny Worship Center in Northville started by one of our close friends and

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his wife. Between running our business and serving the Lord our plate is really full, but it’s something we love doing. You may ask yourself, what can I do I’m only one person. Get involved in your community, local association or church, it will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. For all most 40 years now, I’ve been a supporter of the Christian Children’s Fund. Over the years I’ve supported four foster children in Uganda, Africa. I can’t help every child in need, but think of what a wonderful world this would be if we all helped just one.

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Zero or even below, the Woodford 65/67 series commercial wall hydrants will tolerate any temperatures without freezing. All drain automatically, even with a hose attached. The 67 models include an ASSE Standard 1052 approved backflow preventer connection‌and all come with Woodford quality, durability, and the ability to tolerate anything Mother Nature can throw at them.

WOODFORD 65/67 SERIES FREEZELESS WALL HYDRANTS

Model 67 Freezeless Wall Hydrant with backflow prevention The ASSE 1052 approved double check is field testable. Designed to complement modern architecture. The Model 65 offers the same features with an ASSE 1019 vacuum breaker.

RB67 Round Box Freezeless Wall Hydrant Fits through standard 6� diameter cored hole. Supplied with a ASSE 1052 approved double check backflow preventer that is field testable. Designed especially for tilt-up wall construction. Also available as the RB65 with ASSE 1019 approved vacuum breaker.

B67 Freezeless Wall Hydrant with double check backflow protection A rectangular version of our RB67, with backflow prevention. Also offered as the B65.

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Choose from backflow prevention (67 series) or anti-siphon vacuum breaker (65 series) hose connections.

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The Rheem SPIDERfire is the perfect solution for many restaurants, schools, hotels and laundromats. It offers a highly efficient way

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LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

Mid-Michigan MCA Sparrow’s Children Center, UA Local 333 and 3MCA partnered to recognize a leader in community service in the tradition of labor leader Doug Griffith (pictured left) and to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network on Friday, May 18, 2012. This year the event raised $3,735.

The Doug Griffith Community Service Award was presented this year to Mike Green of UAW Local 652 (pictured bottom, left with Larry Smith). Mike Green epitomizes a great leader that has no ego, believes in his faith, goes the extra mile and is a strong advocate for working people.

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The featured “Miracle Child” was 4-year old Evan Yaney of Grand Ledge (pictured above, with Sparrow’s Vice-President of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Stella Cash). Evan was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2010 and has undergone chemotherapy and more than a dozen hospitalizations since. He has more years of treatment to complete, but that doesn’t appear to be slowing down the energetic and happy child. Also speaking on Evan’s behalf was Dr. Renuka Gera, MD (pictured above, right) of MSU’s Department of Pediatric Oncology & Pediatric Hematology. “The treatment for the children is long, so it needs to happen close to home in their own environment,” said Dr. Gera. “But this is only going to be possible with the community support.”


The 2012 Sparrow Children’s Center Telethon (pictured below) on June 1-2, 2012 raised more than $756,000 to benefit the young patients of the Sparrow Children’s Center. The money raised during the telethon will help fund improvements to the Sparrow Children’s Center and ensure the on-going advancement of medical care for all children in mid-Michigan – regardless of their ability to pay. 3MCA and UA Local 333 were phone bank sponsors and jointly donated $10,000 (Judd VanCoppenolle & Becky Brimley pictured right).

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LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

MCA Detroit

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LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

West Michigan MCA Officers Elected g During the WMMCA Annual Meeting the following contractor members were elected to the Executive Board: Rick Ekkens - B&V Mechanical, Tom VanderHyde – Rite-Way Heating & Plumbing. A Labor Management meeting with Local 174 Business Manager Mark Mangione and Assistant Business Manager Jeff Wilkerson followed the Annual Membership Meeting. Labor Management meetings continue to keep contractors and Local 174 Management discussing industry related issues. The West Michigan Mechanical Contractors Association was established to represent and service its members in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and the Lakeshore areas of Michigan. Association members dedicate themselves to quality, dependability, safety, education and community service as they serve as the primary liaison for labor relations and multi-employer collective bargaining.

Safety Seminar g The May 23, 2012 Safety Seminar presented by Pete Chaney, MCAA’s Safety Director, in the WMMCA offices was attended by ten WMMCA companies. Topics discussed included: what is hurting our workers, most frequently cited standards, regulatory issues, what is new and MCAA’s safety resources for 2012. Pete presented this seminar in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing and completed his tour of Michigan here in West Michigan!

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Local 174 Open House f Local 174 conducted an Open House May 18, 4-7 pm highlighting the expanded Training Center. The event included a Career Day and a Community Open House.


WMMCA at the Whitecaps Baseball Game f The WMMCA held its first Thank You Event at a Whitecaps baseball game. WMMCA volunteers were invited to a day at the ball park!

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LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

Where to Buy ®

Flint PMC

Products

ALPENA SUPPLY Alpena..............................................................(989) 354-2181 ART’S PLBG SUPPLY Detroit..............................................................(313) 371-8888 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 MIDWEST SUPPLY 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

North End Soup Kitchen The North End Soup Kitchen provides meals to the homeless and indigent. The work done by the Kitchen is much needed in our area. Families, individuals and senior citizens turn to the Food Bank network for relief with food, many for the first time. The Flint Association has been a financial supporter of the Kitchen for a number of years.

One of our favorite project continues to be Habitat for Humanity. The Flint PMC membership continues to be actively involved in Habitat for Humanity. This year we are sponsoring a number of houses where the PMC pays for the materials to do the mechanical work at homes. UA 370 apprentices work on the program as part of their training. Doug Wyrwicki , Past President of the Association is a member of the Board of Directors for the local Habitat for Humanity organization and has spearheaded the Associations involvement in the project. He continues to work on this for us, even since his recent retirement. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership.

Scholarship Program The Scholarship Program for the children of UA Local 370 members and contractors continues to be a very successful endeavor. It has been in existence since 1988. The number of scholarships varies from year to year, but this past year we tied our all time high when twenty-one scholarships were again awarded. The program is an excellent way to support those individuals that we hope will have an interest in making the plumbing & mechanical industry a career.

Carriage Town Ministries The Flint Association continually supports the Carriage Town Ministries. Partnering with Carriage Town is an on-going program of the Association as they reach out to the homeless of our community. The Ministries has been serving the homeless in the area since 1950, “rescuing the least, last, lonely, and the lost”. As stated by Executive Director, Dallas Gatlin, “Because of your generosity, many found a home here at Carriage Town this winter!...I cannot adequately describe in a few words what it is like to go from homelessness to hope , but I can tell you what it looks like and there is nothing like it!”

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