2008 PHCC-GLAA Show Dedicated to Harry Reed
December 19, 2007
Organizers of the 2008 edition of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-Greater Los Angeles Area Trade Show said the event, scheduled for the Long Beach Convention Center Jun.7, 2008, will be dedicated to former PHCC-GLAA president Harry Reed.
Reed, who died July 14, 2007, was instrumental in setting up the group’s HVAC program at the training facility and was virtually synonymous with the trade show. PHCC-GLAA trade show manager Eddie Edwards said the dedication was made to the late Reed because of his involvement for, “the majority of the life of the show.”
“This was a man who dedicated much of his life to a trade association,” said Edwards, who will be marking his first year as trade show manager. “We should dedicate it in his memory.”
Previously, Edwards was the owner of The Drain Surgeon, a Van Nuys, Calif.-based service and repair plumber serving a large chunk of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Edwards sold the Drain Surgeon business in 2006 and he is currently the division manager for Mike Diamond Plumbing.
“The trade show committee for PHCC-GLAA has asked me to come aboard and help them grow the show more,” Edwards said. “The GreenPlumbers program, which has been very successful in Australia and New Zealand, has been brought to the U.S. by PHCC of California. That’s an exciting program--it’s almost like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for plumbers.”
In addition to GreenPlumbers, Edwards said organizers would be casting the net wider in search of exhibitors in ancillary businesses such as financing, rental companies and others.