Wholesaler Ferguson contributes to PHCC Educational Foundation.

For the sixth consecutive yearFerguson(Newport News, VA) has made a significant contribution to support thePlumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation's2010 Invest In Your Future Annual Giving Campaign.

“Training and education are the tools that can help contractors thrive, no matter what condition the economy is in. Ferguson recognizes this and is doing their part to provide educational opportunities for contractors with their gift,” said Foundation Chairperson Bill Jones. “We truly appreciate their continued support.”

Ferguson has been a major supporter of the PHCC Educational Foundation for 20 years and is a Corporate Founder level donor to the Foundation’s endowment fund. Combined past and present contributions from Ferguson now total more than $185,000 in support of industry education.

The campaign fundraising goal for 2010 is $145,000 in contributions in support of the PHCC Educational Foundation’s mission to provide quality business management and technical education programs to contractors and their employees. A portion of the proceeds also supports the PHCC National Auxiliary Scholarship Program. InSinkErator also provides matching contributions for the fundraiser.

Industry contractors, suppliers and manufacturers can show their support and be represented on the donor thank you list by making a contribution to the annual giving campaign. Contribution forms and a list of industry donors are available directly from the Foundation Web site atwww.foundation.phccweb.org/investor by calling (800) 533-7694. The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Ferguson is a leading wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies; pipe, valves and fittings; heating and cooling equipment; waterworks; appliances; tools and safety equipment; and fire protection products. Ferguson has sales of $9.1 billion and approximately 16,500 associates in approximately 1,350 service centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visitwww.Ferguson.com.

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. For more information contact a member of the Foundation staff at (800) 533-7694 or visitwww.phccweb.org/foundation.