The North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association (NCPMA) has been renamed as the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of North Carolina, Inc. The association approved the name change at a special meeting in July.
In a note to members and supporters, the association said it changed its name:
1) To take advantage of and promote the national name recognition and affiliation with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC-NA).
2) To align state and local marketing efforts with national association marketing efforts.
3) To strengthen North Carolina’s efforts in trade education implementation for young men and women entering the plumbing-heating-cooling profession.
4) To educate the public in general as to the “Best People – Best Practices” of all members of the association across the state and nation.
“This name change is about the future, not the past,” association president Jeffrey Voss said in the statement. “With our merger four years ago, we became an organization of new ideas, fresh outlooks, and a membership dedicated to promoting the professionalism and opportunity offered in the plumbing-heating-cooling trades in North Carolina. The name change gives us a better opportunity to accomplish this.
“We are excited about the opportunities this name change will bring to our association … from continued business development efforts and technical resources to broader sponsorship support on behalf of contractors on North Carolina,” Voss said. “We believe that this change will make us an even stronger association, ready to serve our members and the public today and as we move forward into the future.”