State Water Heaters Announces Winner of PHCC Educational Foundation Award Scholarship

September 16, 2016

TimothyGoldenASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2016) – State Water Heaters has announced the winner of a $2,500 scholarship for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarship program and is responsible for selecting the award winner. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry.

The 2016 State Water Heaters Scholarship Award recipient is Timothy Golden from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Golden is currently enrolled in a plumbing VOTECH  program at Norfolk Technical Vocational School.

“I need to keep learning and school is one of two best ways to learn this field,” said Golden. “The other is on the job training that I believe goes hand in hand with school and a hard work ethic.”

Golden currently works for Atomic Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Corporation in Virginia Beach.

“We’re thrilled to assist young people who are interested and passionate about the Plumbing and HVAC industry,” said Jeff Storie, director of marketing for State Water Heaters. “Because these students will eventually be installing our products one day, we enjoy being involved and helping students that will soon become industry professionals.”

To qualify for a PHCC Educational Foundation scholarship, students must submit a detailed application, including a letter of recommendation from an active member of the PHCC—National Association and enroll in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study or apprentice program such as business management, construction management or science specializing in mechanical construction or mechanical engineering.

About State Water Heaters:
State Water Heaters is a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters. For more than 60 years, State Water Heaters has built dependable, long-lasting water heaters for commercial and residential applications. State remains fixed on manufacturing durable products that last longer. For more information, visit

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About 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. Students interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing or HVACR professions are invited to visit for information on 2016 scholarships. 

Media Contact:

Brandon Puttbrese,, (615) 385-1100

John Zink, PHCC Educational Foundation,, (800) 533-7694