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CONTENTS...... Senior Editor - Diane P. Kastner Maryland PHCC Contractor Magazine is the official magazine of The Maryland PlumbingHeating-Cooling Contractors and is published four times annually. The Maryland PHCC does not necessarily endorse any of the companies advertising in this publication or the views of its writers. Maryland PHCC Contractor Magazine is designed and published by Blue Water Publishers, LLC. Articles and information published in this magazine may not be reproduced without written consent of The Maryland PHCC or Blue Water Publishers, LLC. Maryland PHCC reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject advertising that does not meet Maryland PHCC qualifications or which may detract from its business, professional or ethical standards. The publisher cannot assume responsibility for claims made by advertisers, content provided by the editor, or for the opinions expressed by contributing authors.

President’s Report - Kathy Stradley

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A New Administration, A New Congress…Where do we stand? - Mark Riso, PHCC National, Director of Government Relations

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2017 as the Prelude to an Election Year Session, Gil Genn, MDPHCC Lobbyist

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PHCC Membership Benefits

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PHCC Membership Application

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Congratulations Maryland PHCC Plumbing Apprentices

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2017 Trade Show Wrap-Up

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Instructors Help Wanted

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By Kathy Stradley, President - PHCC Maryland

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hanks to everyone who braved the rain and hail storms to come out to the annual Maryland PHCC Trade Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Even though the weather did not cooperate, we managed to pull off another successful show thanks to our Trade Show Committee members, our Chairman, Steve Schaefer and our Executive Director, Diane Kastner. Thanks to all of you for a job well done!

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By Mark Riso, Director of Government Relations - PHCC National Association

A NEW ADMINISTRATION, A NEW CONGRESS…

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Where do we stand?

hroughout history, public policy making – regardless of political party and whether it’s local, state, or national – is a tough business. To treat it like it’s a scorecard is ridiculous. Every American president and every Member of Congress has the pressure to work toward improving the quality of life for this generation and future generations. This is nothing new. Absolutely this nation has endured lawmakers who have gotten off track, but we need to maintain the purity of the system. One of the toughest parts of public policy is to oppose something someone else is expressing, and still try to keep in mind that they are doing (in their heart) the right thing. It’s a true challenge, but important. So, where do we stand in Washington, D.C.? • Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch is our newest Supreme Court Justice. • Health Care: As you know by now, the American Health Care Act passed the House and now the debate moves to the Senate. We can analyze the actions of the House and the details of the issues of what passed the House all day, but in truth, we now need to wait and understand what the Senate is thinking (this could take weeks or months and the Senate has vowed to significantly modify the House bill). Whether you agree or disagree with what the House did, we’re still in the first inning. • Tax Reform: This is one of the most positive actions in Washington, D.C., this year. A proposed tax reform plan (which has been talked about for the last three years) has been released and is now being worked on in the House and Senate. The proposed tax reform plan would:

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+ Cut the number of income tax brackets from seven to three, with a top rate of 35 percent and lower rates of 25 percent and 10 percent. It is not clear what income ranges will fall under those brackets. It would also double the standard deduction. + Decrease the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent. + Tax income flow through entities at 15%. + Eliminate tax deductions, with only a few exceptions, including the mortgage interest and charitable contribution deductions. + Establish “one-time tax” on the trillions of dollars held by corporations overseas though the rate for that tax has yet to be determined, including a repatriation rate. + Repeal the “death tax. + Repeal the alternative minimum tax. • Regulatory Reform: Much of what PHCC has pursued in terms of regulatory reform has been taken care of with Presidential Executive Orders. PHCC will continue to pursue legislative regulatory reform, but for now, there is a hold on many of the rules and regulations we’ve fought. Regulatory reform is also conveyed in tax reform in the form of regulatory accountability (a process by which a regulatory agency must comply with its obligations in terms


of conducting economic impact studies prior to finalizing a rule or regulation, so as to understand the harm – if any – of the new rule or regulation to small business). • Infrastructure Spending: A proposed $200 billion plan has been released. This is significant. It signals that lawmakers understand the true parallel between the health of the economy and the health of its transportation system. It also signals that there is a true commitment to apply needed funding to infrastructure underground as it pertains to clean water. None of these initiatives is unachievable and all are in play. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association is the oldest construction trade association in the nation. PHCC may not set the agenda of what is considered in Washington, D.C., but PHCC certainly has a seat at the table when lawmakers need to make decisions on issues impacting the industry, and the best interest of the nation. On June 13-14, 2017, we will bring our collective voice to Capitol Hill. We need you to be involved and help the industry impact issues critical to the plumbing, heating, cooling industry. Contact PHCC National for more details.

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2017 AS THE PRELUDE TO

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he 2017 Maryland General Assembly ended at the stroke of midnight on April 10. What did not end was the political intrigue and jockeying for the upcoming 2018 session. The 2018 session falls in an election year for the Legislature and the Governor. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) remains popular with a 65% approval rating taken during the session by The Washington Post. However, the Republican Party has only a 34% approval rating in Maryland and one of the reasons the governor has distanced himself from President Trump’s controversial policies and remarks to avoid alienating the heavily Democratic-controlled Senate and House. The following are some of the bills that directly impact your business. PAID SICK LEAVE The first major competing battle between the Governor and the Legislature was grounded in the differing approaches to the paid sick leave bill, known as the “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act.” It would have required an employer with 50 or more employees at each of the employer’s locations to provide each employee with paid time off that could be used for any reason. The paid leave would have accrued at the rate of at least 1 hour of paid leave, at the same rate as the employee normally earns, for every 30 hours an employee works, and an employer would not be required to allow an employee to earn or carry over more than 40 hours of paid leave in a year. The Democratic Bill passed, HB 1, requires an employer with 15 or more employees to have a

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sick and safe leave policy under which an employee earns at least 1 hour of paid sick and safe leave, at the same rate as the employee normally earns, for every 30 hours an employee works. An employer with 14 or fewer employees must have a sick and safe leave policy that provides an employee with at least unpaid sick and safe leave based on the same conditions that apply to an employer required to provide paid sick and safe leave. An employer is not required to allow an employee to earn or carry over more than 40 hours of earned sick and safe leave in a year, use more than 64 hours of earned sick and safe leave in a year, and accrue more than 64 hours of sick and safe leave at any time. In addition, an employer is not required to allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave during the first 106 calendar days worked, and an employer must reinstate any accrued leave if an employee is rehired within 37 weeks. Earned sick and safe leave begins to accrue on January 1, 2018, or the date that an employee begins employment with the employer after January 1, 2018. The bill does not apply to employees who regularly work less than 12 hours a week, independent contractors, associate real estate brokers and real estate salespersons, individuals younger than age 18 before the beginning of the year, workers in the agricultural sector, construction workers covered in a collective bargaining agreement if terms relating to the waiver of paid leave are included in the agreement, employees who work on an as-needed basis in a health or human services industry, or specified employees of a temporary services or employment agency.


An employee is entitled to use earned sick and safe leave: • to care for or treat the employee’s mental or physical illness, injury, or condition; • to obtain preventive medical care for the employee or employee’s family member; • to care for a family member with a mental or physical illness, injury, or condition; • for maternity or paternity leave; and • circumstances due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking committed against the employee or the employee’s family member. If an employer already has a paid leave policy that allows an employee to accrue and use leave that is equivalent to the sick and safe leave provisions under the bill, the employer is not required to modify its leave policy. Also, an employer is exempt from the accrual and carryover provisions of sick and safe leave if the employer awards an employee the full amount of leave that could be accrued at the beginning of the year. On and after January 1, 2017, local jurisdictions are preempted from establishing sick and safe leave laws. The one jurisdiction (Montgomery County), however, with a sick and safe leave law is authorized to alter its law. In addition, employees of units of state or local governments are subject to the units’ personnel policies if the policies meet or exceed the sick and safe leave requirements under the bill.

Along with 24 other states, Maryland has chosen to operate its own apprenticeship programs through the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC) and Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program. Within the framework established in federal law, the state’s apprenticeship and training law established the guidelines, responsibilities, and obligations for training providers and created certain guarantees for workers who become apprenticed. In 2014 the legislature passed a law that brought the state into conformity with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations by specifying that duties of MATC were subject to the approval of the Division of Labor and Industry, which then housed MATC. Since then, MATC was moved to the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) within DLLR, but DOL subsequently indicated the 2014 law did not resolve the state’s nonconformity with federal regulations. House Bill 810, that passed effective July 1, 2017, specifies clearly that DWDAL is designated as the State Apprenticeship Agency and that MATC serves only in an advisory capacity. Related to the Apprenticeship bill, SB 317, the Governor’s “More Jobs for Marylanders Act of 2017” that passed effective June 1, 2017, establishes an income tax credit for businesses that employ an eligible apprentice, requires specified vocational goals to be established for high school students, and requires state agencies to analyze and report specified information on registered apprenticeship programs. The Act creates a tax credit against the state income tax for individuals or corporations that employ an apprentice for at least seven months during a taxable year in an apprenticeship program registered with MATC. The income tax credit is equal to the lesser of $1,000 for each apprentice or the taxpayer’s tax liability. DLLR may approve tax credits of up to $500,000 annually.

WHAT DID NOT END WAS THE POLITICAL INTRIGUE AND JOCKEYING FOR THE UPCOMING 2018 SESSION.

The bill specifies processes and conditions, including notice and verification requirements and situations when a sick and safe leave request may be denied, under which an employee may accrue and use earned sick and safe leave. Recordkeeping requirements, penalties, and remedies are established; and the enforcement authority and responsibilities for the Commissioner of Labor and Industry and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) are specified in the bill. In addition, the bill establishes a specific procedure for resolving employee written complaints regarding violations of the bill’s leave provisions. The bill becomes effective January 1, 2018, and does not apply to any collective bargaining agreement entered into by June 1, 2017, for the term of the agreement. EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS A national apprenticeship and training program was established in federal law in 1937 with the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act, also known as the Fitzgerald Act.

Additionally, the Act (1) establishes an income tax credit for businesses that employ an eligible apprentice; (2) establishes Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships for eligible students who are enrolled in a job skills program at a community college; (3) requires specified vocational goals to be established for high school students; and (4) requires State agencies to partner to create registered apprenticeship programs and to analyze and report specified information on registered apprenticeship programs. The Act requires the Governor to appropriate at least $1 million each annually for the Partnership for Workforce Quality Program and the Workforce Development Sequence Scholarships. Continued on page 12 >> Summer 2017 | Maryland PHCC Contractor

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APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS House Bill 467 requires each contractor or subcontractor awarded a contract for at least $500,000 for a capital construction project that receives at least $1 million in the state’s capital budget to (1) be affiliated with a registered apprenticeship program and use apprentices in each covered craft that is used; (2) make payments to the fund; or (3) make specified payments directly to a registered apprenticeship program. Payments to the fund are determined by the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, but they may not exceed $0.25 per hour for each of the contractor’s or subcontractor’s employees working on the project. If a contractor or subcontractor makes payments directly to an apprenticeship program that are less than those required by the bill, the contractor must pay the difference to the fund. MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROTECTION COMMISSION In light of the Trump Administration and Republican Congressional leadership’s attempts to “Repeal and Replace Obamacare”, the Democratically-controlled legislature felt it was critical to establish the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission to monitor potential and actual federal changes to the ACA, Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), Medicare, and the Maryland All-Payer Model. The Commission will assess the impact of these potential changes; and provide recommendations for state and local action to protect access of residents of the state to affordable health coverage. The 19-member commission, which includes members of the Legislature, the Executive Branch, and the public, must conduct a study that includes an examination of measures that may prevent or mitigate the adverse effects of changes to the ACA, Medicaid, MCHP, Medicare, or the Maryland AllPayer Model and the impact of the resulting loss of health coverage on the residents, public health, and economy of the state. In performing its duties, the commission may hold public meetings and convene workgroups to solicit input from stakeholders. The commission will function for three years and must submit a report each year on its findings and recommendations, including any legislative proposals. SB 571 is effective June 1, 2017. EMPLOYMENT SAFETY PROVISIONS SB 818, the MD Health and Safety Act, effective October 1, 2017, codifies an existing practice by establishing a Voluntary Protection Program in the Division of Labor and Industry of DLLR to encourage participating employers to have exemplary worker safety and health programs. Under the program, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry must recognize employers that have voluntarily implemented exemplary worker safety and health management systems [ 12 ]

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that exceed basic compliance with occupational safety and health laws and regulations. An employer must submit an application to the commissioner to participate in the program. While an employer is a participant in the program, the employer’s place of employment is exempt from occupational safety and health inspections to the extent allowed by federal law and regulations, unless the need arises from complaints, referrals, catastrophes, fatalities, accidents, or significant toxic chemical releases. ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION FROM THE BOARD OF PLUMBING SB 6, effective October 1, 2017, authorizes but does not require specified boards, commissions, and other regulatory entities within the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) including the Plumbing Board, to send specified credential-related notices electronically instead of by regular mail. Before any regulatory entity specified in the bill may electronically transmit a communication, it must notify the recipient by mail of the pending change from physical to electronic mail and request confirmation of the recipient’s email address. If the recipient does not respond within 30 days, the regulatory entity may assume that the email address is current and valid and continue with electronic transmission authorized under the bill. However, for the regulatory entities in DLLR, if an electronic communication is returned as undeliverable, the materials must be mailed to the last known address of the affected individual within 10 business days of receiving the undeliverable notice. INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL VS. NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE After several years of successfully preventing the ICC to impose its Plumbing Code statewide in Maryland, the ICC advocates attempted to slip in a local bill that would have statutorily required the ICC as the standard for training plumbing inspectors. We jumped into action and got the mayor to request that the local bill be withdrawn and were successful in killing the issue for another legislative session. Our strong advocacy to retain the National Plumbing Code in Maryland cannot stop and we must continue to develop strategies to flip local jurisdictions that went to the ICC back to the NSPC. Wishing all a successful 2017 in your businesses and personal lives! Stay strong! Respectfully Submitted, Gil Genn MDPHCC Lobbyist


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! s n o i t a l u t a r g n o C MARYLAND PHCC PLUMBING APPRENTICES 2017 GRADUATES

The Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Plumbing Apprenticeship graduation ceremonies were held in April at the Center of Applied Technology, North, located in Severn, Maryland, and at the Essex Community College, located in Baltimore. Apprentices who attend and successfully c omplete the four year plumbing program receive college credits for each year completed. A four-year apprentice receives 24 credits at the end of his/her apprenticeship term. Continued on page 20 >>

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GRADUATES AWARDED THEIR DIPLOMAS FOR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM ARE: Kyle Cogle, sponsored by L. J. Knoch Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Westminster, Maryland Adam Gaster, sponsored by Maryland Mechanical Systems, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Timothy Hall, sponsored by Maryland Mechanical Systems, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Jordan Jones, sponsored by RJs Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Millersville, Maryland Young Sam Kim, sponsored by Severn Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Owings, Maryland Brandon Krueger, sponsored by Maryland Mechanical Systems, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Terry Logue, sponsored by Schaefer Mechanical Services, Inc. Westminster, Maryland Zachary Lorenzo, sponsored by Joseph McDevitt & Sons, Inc. Severn, Maryland Leonard Mauck, sponsored by Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Conowingo, Maryland Joshua Newcomb, sponsored by Maryland Mechanical Systems, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland Justin Perkins, sponsored by Ariosa & Company, LLC Cockeysville, Maryland Carlos Pineda, sponsored by Miller Mechanical Contractors & Engineers, LLC Marietta, Georgia Justin Riggleman, sponsored by Maryland Mechanical Systems, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland

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Brendan Roe, sponsored by J. A. Smith & Company, Inc, Elkridge, Maryland Andrew Scott, sponsored by G. E. Tignall & Company, Inc. Cockeysville, Maryland Gregory Sigmund, sponsored by J. A. Smith & Company, Inc, Elkridge, Maryland Christopher Simpers, sponsored by L. J. Brossoit & Sons, Inc. Forest Hill, Maryland Naftoli Tropper, sponsored by Honest Abe Plumbing Services Baltimore, Maryland The fourth-year graduates listed above successfully completed and passed the required 32-hour course in both practical and theory required and approved by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing to be certified as a Backflow Prevention Device Tester/Mechanic and were awarded their Backflow Certification Certificates at the graduation exercises.

COMPLETION CERTIFICATES WERE AWARDED TO THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD YEAR APPRENTICES AT BOTH THE CENTER OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, NORTH, AND ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK OUR INSTRUCTORS FOR THEIR LOYALTY, HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO OUR PROGRAM. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CENTER OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, NORTH William Sompayrac - 1st year Seth Burdick - 2nd year Antonio Williamson - 3rd year Corey Norris - 4th year BALTIMORE COUNTY ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE George Malone - 1st year Ron Hebb - 2nd year Antonio Williamson - 3rd year Corey Norris - 4th year

The Maryland PHCC Apprenticeship Council would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to all the Maryland PHCC members for their continued support of our apprenticeship program. It is certain that educating those entering our trade is the future of our industry. Thanks to the Apprenticeship Council, Steve Schaefer, Administrative Chair, committee members Kathy Stradley, Eddy Zepp, Ron Stiegler and Executive Director Diane Kastner, for their continued hard work and dedication to the apprenticeship program.

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Special Thanks To Our Exhibitors John Stack Sales Co. 575 Wyoming Ave., Ste. A Wyoming, PA 18644 (570) 693-3050 (570) 693-2294 fax gjs@stacksales.com N. H. Yates Co. 117-C Church Lane Cockeysville, MD 21030 (800) 878-8181 (888) 667-9201 fax Mike.holmes@NHYates.com Rheem Water Heaters 101 Bell Road Montgomery, AL 36117 (800) 621-5622 robert.sparr@rheem.com Ridgid 400 Clark Street Elyria, OH 44035 (800) 474-3443 (440) 329-4862 fax Mark.Winkler@emerson.com Thos. Somerville Co. 1300 Continental Drive Abingdon, MD 21009 (717) 629-4723 (717) 399-700 fax rreinard@tsomerville.com

Taze & Hewitt 7400 Coca Cola Drive Hanover, MD 21076 (443) 561-1600 drhodes@tazeandhewitt.com Ferguson 4501 Hollins Ferry Road Halethorpe, MD 21227 (443) 543-1300 justin.barnett@ferguson.com Bath Fitter 9115 Whiskey Bottom RD Laurel, MD 20763 (301) 317-6080 United Products Distributors 1200 68th Street Rosdale, MD 21237 (443) 829-4868 K.guerin@updinc.com The Joyce Agency 3933 Avion Park Court Suite B102B Chantilly, VA 20151 (703) 866-3111 (703) 866-2332 fax Troy.Joyce@thejoyceagency.com Barger & Associates, Inc. 101 Production Dr., Ste. 104 Yorktown, VA 23693 (443) 610-6429 Justinc@barger-Assoc.com Continued on page 24 >>

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Glentronics, Inc. 645 Heathrow Drive Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (847) 415-6400 (847) 415-6410 fax jimc@glentronics.com

Little Giant Pumps 1181 Dallas Drive Greencastle, PA 17225 (717) 446-1540 (866) 246-0444 fax dplacko@fele.com

ROI Marketing 733 Generals Hwy. Millersville, MD 21108 (800) 441-8188 (215) 285-1054 fax pburke@roimkt.com

Mansfield Plumbing Products 1916 Crain Hwy. S., Ste 20 Glen Burnie, MD 21061 (410) 703-3982 (410) 766-1307 fax rgmgroup@rgmg.com

NFP Property & Casualty 3915 National Drive, 4th Floor Burtonsville, MD 20866 (301) 458-2131 (301) 628-4001 fax eric.wolfrey@nfp.com

Weed-Studnicky 711 S. Macon Street Baltimore, MD 21224 (610) 458-7999 (610) 458-9197 fax robweed.studnicky@comcast.net

Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria 200 S. Pickett Street Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 341-2103 JGill@mercedesalexandria.com

Industrial Ladder 10611 Iron Bridge Rd, Unit E Jessup, MD 20794 (301) 490-0281 (301) 490-0282 fax dan@industrialladder.com

Supplies Depot (800) 359-1334 SuppliesDepot.com

Hilti, Inc. 799 Scotsdale Court Westminster, MD 21157 (301) 471-2442 michael.cross@hilti.com Exxon Mobil Fleet Card 97 Darling Ave. South Portland, ME 04106 (443) 688-8425 (410) 494-1809 fax chuck.shettle@wexinc.com Tyco-Grinnell 1400 Pennbrook Parkway Lansdale, PA 19446 (571) 471-7224 mike.mccarthy@tycofp.com Northeastern Supply 8323 Pulaski Hwy. Baltimore, MD 21237 (410) 574-0010 (410) 574-1997 fax ktri@northeastern.com Atlantic Recycling Group 15000 Southlawn Lane Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 424-3000 (301) 424-3144 fax atompkins@scrapARG.com

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Milby Company 6201 S. Hanover Road Elkridge, MD 21075 (410) 796-7700 (410) 796-7739 fax mball@milbyco.com Federated Insurance 121 East Park Square Owattonna, MN 55060 (800) 533-0472 (507) 455-7840 fax kddeason@fedins.com Milwaukee Tool 11900 Baltimore Ave., Ste. B Beltsville, MD 20705 (404) 821-6731 william.chaffin@milwaukeetool.com Cathell & Associates 45681 Oakbrook Ct., Ste. 113A Sterling, VA 20166 (571) 313-1390 (866) 724-9380 fax greg@cathell.com IAPMO 484 Williamsport Pike, Ste. 141 Martinsburg, WV 25403 (304) 264-4425 ron.lord@Iapmo.org

Wolverine Brass/Plumbmaster 2951 Hwy 501 E Conway, SC 29526 (800) 229-4936 (800) 259-3143 fax dedee.mcclary@ppg-inc.com Miss Utility 100 Painters Mill RD., Ste. 600 Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 902-5054 emeier@mgnus.com Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 12340 Auto Drive Clarksville, MD 21029 (418) 988-8100 JohnTreat1@gmail.com Barnard & Associates 9160 Red Branch RD, E7 Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 720-0900 bdan2602@gmail.com 8ight Marketing, Inc. San Diego, CA wgardner@8ightmarketing.com


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Where to buy Taco in Maryland

Maryland Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, Inc. 10176 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 205 Ellicott City, MD 21042 (410) 461-5977 (410) 750-2507 fax e-mail: phccmd@aol.com

HELP WANTED! Maryland PHC Education Council will be accepting applications for Instructors to teach in our Plumbing Apprenticeship program through August 1, 2017, for the 2017 - 2018 semesters. Course information: Classes are held September through April, two evenings a week from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 55 sessions, 165 hours per year. The curriculum covers Related Theory Instruction, Trade Mathematics, and more. Instructors receive all books necessary for instruction and course preparations. Positions open at the Center of Applied Technology, North in Severn, MD. Classes are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Essex Community College in Baltimore,MD classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Qualifications:

To find your nearest Maryland supply house for Taco Comfort Products, call the main numbers listed below or visit the suppliers’ websites. R.E. Michel 410-685-8371 / www.remichel.com Thomas Somerville 310-390-9575 / www.tsomerville.com Northeastern Supply 410-574-0010 / www.northeastern.com Ferguson 410-540-2800 / www.ferguson.com McArdle & Walsh 410-252-8700 / www.mcardlewalsh.com Southern Utilities 301-589-2885 / www.southernutilitiesco.com Winsupply (to include Noland locations) 301-386-7771 / winsupplyinc.com Schumacher & Siler 410-561-2461 / www.schumacherseiler.com

● Master Plumber, Master Inspector of Journey Plumber. ● Four year trade experience is acceptable, yet a minimum of six years is preferred. ● Prior teaching experience preferred, but not required. For additional information and/or applications contact the PHCC office (410) 461-5977 or visit us on line PHCCMD@aol.com. Resumes may be faxed to (410) 750-2507 or via e-mail PHCCMD@aol.com. [ 26 ]

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Taco Comfort Solutions products are proudly represented in Maryland by N.H. Yates & Co. of Cockeysville.

www.TacoComfort.com


Introducing the 0015e3

The 0015e3 is the ECM high-efficiency replacement for any 3-speed hydronic circulator. Dial in energy savings with one of 3 easy settings to match system requirements. The 0015e3 uses up to 85% less electricity and is engineered with Taco’s maintenance-reducing features: • BIO Barrier® protection against system contaminants • SureStart™ automatic unblocking and air purging With double insulation (no ground wire required) and an optional 2-way flange, you’ll not only save energy, you’ll save install time. Pick up a 0015e3 at your local wholesaler and Install it, forget it.™

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