Governor Deal today signed a proclamation marking March 11 – 17, 2012 as Plumbing Industry Week in Georgia. The aim of the proclamation is intended to raise awareness among Georgia residents of the contributions that professional plumbing contractors make to the health, safety and comfort of society. The plumbing industry has a significant impact on our economy as the majority of plumbing contractors are small business owners who help to create much needed jobs.
The proclamation recognizes the 120th milestone anniversary of the Plumbing & Mechanical Association of Georgia (PMA) the state’s oldest trade association. The anniversary celebration will culminate with participation in the 8th Annual Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Career Expo and SkillsUSA State Championship March 15-16, during which PMA members will participate in and sponsor educational hands on activities for students, educators and consumers.
“We are grateful that the Governor has chosen to observe Plumbing Industry Week,” said Earl C. Lively, PMA President and owner of LECO Mechanical. “It is an excellent way to recognize, and say thank you to, the many professional, well-trained contractors who help improve the quality of life for residents throughout our state.”
The Plumbing & Mechanical Association of Georgia (PMA), formed in 1892, is dedicated to protecting the health and comfort of the public by promoting industry education and improving consumer relations with professionalism and integrity. PMA provides legislative advocacy, education and training to more than 130 plumbing and mechanical companies and over 2,500 technicians. PMA is the state affiliate for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) established in 1883.
For more information about Plumbing Industry Week and activities planned in the area, contact Ellen Whitaker, Executive Director at PMA at (678) 947-3473 or [email protected]