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Elements of a strategy to increase success.
Dorothy Gurka
Published on: 5/7/2021
6 plans every plumber should make
PHCC Solutions Magazine April 2021
Dorothy Gurka
Published on: 4/23/2021
PHCC Solutions Magazine
The April 2021 issue is available to view and/or download online.

Please note these pages:
Page 21, Workforce Trends
Page 32, Fast Track for Service Plumbing article
Page 33, Recruit and Train. Career Day toolkit, Plumbing and HVAC Workforce Readiness Course (Intro to the Trades)
Page 34, Reaching out with workforce grants (Photo with Fort Bend ISD)

Contact our office with questions about any of these programs.
PHCC Connect
Published on: 4/23/2021
Don’t miss one of the p-h-c industry’s best training and educational programming - only at #PHCCCONNECT2021!
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New Plumbing Bill Filed - SB 871
Senator Nichols and Senator Buckingham
Published on: 3/2/2021
Today Senator Nichols filed SB 871, with Senator Buckingham signing on as a cosponsor. It keeps the TSBPE but makes several significant changes –

Today Senator Nichols filed SB 871, with Senator Buckingham signing on as a cosponsor. It keeps the TSBPE but makes several significant changes –

Eliminates the Responsible Master Plumber designation and creates the Plumbing Contractor license.
A " Plumbing contractor" means a person licensed as a plumbing contractor who is a master plumber, or employs a master plumber, for the purpose of offering and performing plumbing work that will be performed or supervised by the master plumber; is authorized to obtain permits for plumbing work; assumes responsibility for plumbing work performed for compensation paid to the person; and has submitted a certificate of insurance as required by Section 1301.3576.
Eliminates 24-hour business course requirement (RMP course)
Eliminates the drain cleaner, drain cleaner-restricted, and residential...
Governor Abbott Waives Certain Regulations For Qualified Plumber’s Apprentices
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Published on: 2/23/2021
Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations for certain registered and qualified Plumber’s Apprentices in Texas. These waivers allow a Plumber’s Apprentice, who has met all other qualifications, to temporarily perform plumbing repairs without ‘direct’ supervision by a licensed plumber so long as the qualified Plumber’s Apprentice works under the general supervision of a responsible master plumber.

“These waivers will help meet the plumbing needs of Texans who have experienced burst pipes and other related damage from the severe winter weather,” said Governor Abbott. “By allowing certain registered and qualified Plumber’s Apprentices to perform these repairs, we will be able to expedite the recovery process throughout our communities.”
Plumbing Industry Allies Support National Apprenticeship Act of 2020
National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R. 8294)
Published on: 12/3/2020
Plumbing industry allies, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), and Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association – National Association (PHCC-NA), enthusiastically support the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R. 8294) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill seeks to reauthorize the 1937 National Apprenticeship Act, which established the registered apprenticeship system, for the first time since its inception 83 years ago.
FBISD CTE Check Presentation August 31, 2020
Dorothy Gurka
Published on: 10/7/2020
FBISD CTC Check Presentation August 31, 2020
Morrison Supply has partnered with FieldPulse Software to make running your business easier.
Dorothy Gurka
Published on: 9/3/2020
Members receive a 15% discount on monthly purchase, 20% discount on annual purchase, free onboarding and training, and free QuickBooks integration.
Buildings Closed by Coronavirus Face Another Risk: Legionnaires’ Disease
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Published on: 4/28/2020
CDC's recommendation to restart water distribution systems.

Ensure the safety of your building water system and devices after a prolonged shutdown.

ASPE and Gulf Coast PHCC - Meet the Students - Pearland ISD
Published on: 3/20/2020
ASPE and Gulf Coast PHCC recently visited Pearland ISD and gave an Introduction to Plumbing presentation to some of the students. The teacher raved about the "great program" and had several questions about how certain plumbing systems worked.