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InSinkErator® Honors PHCC Auxiliary Members at CONNECT 2013Subscribe to RSS feed

While celebrating its 75th corporate anniversary and its 50th year of continued support to the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Auxiliary programs, InSinkErator® recently honored two outstanding individuals and seven PHCC auxiliaries during the association’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

 InSinkErator, the world’s leading manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers, teamed with the PHCC National Auxiliary to recognize Nancy Eberhardt of the Wisconsin PHCC Auxiliary as the 2013 Larry Dore Member of the Year. Eberhardt, who has served as PHCC National Director and Wisconsin Auxiliary president, was selected based on her more than 20 years of commitment to the organization and her efforts that led to increased auxiliary membership and funding of the Wisconsin scholarship fund.

 Eberhardt received a $2,000 cash award and commemorative plaque for being selected Larry Dore Member of the Year, which recognizes an auxiliary member who has been active at various levels within the auxiliary and has made a substantial contribution to the plumbing, heating and cooling industry.

 InSinkErator and the PHCC National Auxiliary also presented a first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to Lynne Finley, recognizing her outstanding service to the industry and association while as Historian Emeritus. In addition to a special Lifetime Achievement Award commemorative gift, Finely received a $2,500 cash award.

 Finley joined the PHCC Auxiliary in 2001, becoming a fixture at PHCC National Headquarters, where she researched the auxiliary’s history and wrote “A Partnership Unique”, a book that chronicles the auxiliary’s activities from 1919 to the present.

 Along with Eberhardt and Finley, the PHCC National Auxiliary and InSinkErator also honored seven other notable auxiliaries with Robert M. Cox Humanitarian awards during the association’s 131st national convention, CONNECT 2013, held Oct. 16-19 in Las Vegas.       

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.

Robert M. Cox Humanitarian 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:                          

First Place (3-20 members) – New Jersey PHCC Auxiliary

Second Place (3-20 members) – Lincoln (Neb.) PHCC Auxiliary

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

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

First Place (21-40 members) - Illinois PHCC Auxiliary

Second Place (21-40 members) - PHCC of Nebraska Auxiliary

Honorable Mention (21-40 members) – Illinois PHCC Auxiliary


      Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award – Recruitment:                

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

First Place (21-40 members) - Illinois PHCC Auxiliary


First place winners received a $1,000 cash award, second place winners were awarded $500 and those receiving honorable mention received a $100-$400 cash award.

PHCC is a contribution-supported association comprised of more than 3,000 professional contractors in the fields of plumbing and HVACR. Contributors seeking to support the industry with a 2013 year-end, tax-deductible gift to the PHCC Educational Foundation can do so at or 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. This year marks the 25th anniversary of continued support by InSinkErator of the PHCC Educational Foundation.

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 2012 were $24.4 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.”

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.