Flint Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors,
Inc. has been an active local
since the early 1920's. Some of the early things they have done
to promote the P-H-C business include:
1956, two contractors, Ted Nixon and Rush Jacobs, were responsible
for clearing out the sewer cleaner's listings from the plumber's
section of the yellow pages. With the support of the Flint P-H-C,
their work resulted in restraining Michigan Bell Telephone Company
from accepting ads from "unqualified" persons in the
"plumbers" listings in the yellow pages of the Flint
book. A new code was written which makes the terms of the injunction
a permanent matter of statute.
the fall of 1956, Flint P-H-C was still hard at work. The contractor
group launched an educational program to impress upon the public
the importance of properly installed plumbing and heating equipment.
At a special meeting, D.E. Editors outlined the purpose of the
Qualified Contractor Program. They strongly emphasized the most
effective means of combating the handyman installer is through
an aggressive educational and promotional effort to identify the
P.H. Contractor in the mind of the public as a responsible businessman,
thoroughly qualified to make safe and dependable installations.
are just a few of the efforts of the Flint Association to increase
the safety and awareness of the P-H-C industry.
Articles from Michigan
Master Plumber Magazine
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left and right- Mark Goyette, Sr. Circa 1960
Left- Tom Goyette, Jim Wright, and Howard Shand at MCAA Convention,
MPMCA Pres. 2001-02
D. Johnson, Jr.
*James E. Johnson
*Joseph Purzychi, Sr.
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