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InSinkErator®, a business unit of St. Louis-based Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) and the largest manufacturer of instant hot water dispensers, honored the outstanding work of plumbers, contractors and technicians last week at CONNECT 2012, the 130th Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Association annual convention. The event, held Oct. 3-5 in Philadelphia, united professionals from across the U.S. and recognized exemplary work from several PHCC state and local chapters.

The PHCC National Auxiliary and InSinkErator presented notable auxiliary members with the annual Robert M. Cox Humanitarian and Larry Dore Member of the Year awards. 

            Harley Perry of the San Diego PHCC Auxiliary was honored with the Larry Dore Member of the Year Award, and received a $2,000 cash gift and a commemorative plaque.  The Member of the Year Award recognizes a member who has been active at various levels within the auxiliary and has made a substantial contribution to the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. Perry has been a part of the chapter since 1982 and has worked in the plumbing business since 1975.  He was instrumental in starting the PHCC Apprenticeship Training Program in 2008 and currently serves as chairman of the program.  Perry also serves on the PHCC California State Board of Directors, and he is a member of Quality Service Contractors. 

            Claudia Henrichsen of the Metro Phoenix PHCC Auxiliary was the runner-up for the Larry Dore Award, receiving a $1,000 cash prize and commemorative certificate.  .

            The Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award recognizes state or local auxiliaries that have made an impact on the industry or local community, and demonstrate cooperation between the auxiliary and contractor association. 

            Awards were presented in the categories of Image and Recruitment, and were given to auxiliaries in three different membership groups:


Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award - Image:                          

1st Place (3-20 members) – New Orleans PHCC Auxiliary of Louisiana

2nd Place (3-20 members) – Lincoln PHCC Auxiliary Nebraska

Honorable Mention (3-20 members) – Louisiana State Auxiliary PHCC


1st Place (21-40 members) - PHCC of Illinois Auxiliary


1st Place (41 or more members) – PHCC Auxiliary of Minnesota


Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award – Recruitment:                

1st Place (3-20 members) – Lincoln PHCC Auxiliary of Nebraska

2nd Place (3-20 members) – PHCC Auxiliary of Delaware

Honorable Mention (3-20 members) – New Jersey PHCC Auxiliary


1st Place (21-40 members) - PHCC of Illinois Auxiliary

1st Place (41+ members) - PHCC Auxiliary of Minnesota


This year’s first-place winners received a $1,000 cash award; second-place winners were awarded $500; and honorable mentions received a $400 cash prize.

            Contributors seeking to support the industry with a 2012 year-end, tax-deductible gift can contact the PHCC Educational Foundation office directly by calling 800-533-7694. The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


About InSinkErator

Headquartered in Racine, Wis., InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), is the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use. For more information about InSinkErator products, call 1-800-558-5700 or visit the company’s website at


About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion.  For more information, visit


About the PHCC-National Association

The PHCC-National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education and training to more than 4,000 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 85,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business and improve profitability.


About the PHCC National Auxiliary

The PHCC National Auxiliary, formed in 1919, consists of women and men with the purpose of “working in partnership with Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association industry through cooperation, communication and education.” For more information, go to


About the PHCC Educational Foundation

The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. For more information, contact a member of the Foundation staff at 1-800-533-7694 or visit