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United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices Demonstrate Expertise in Using Copper

October 8th, 2013 No comments

By Dale Powell, Copper Development Association, Project Manager and Piping Applications Specialist

North America’s top apprentices showcased their skills and craft at the 26th Annual International Apprenticeship Competition last month at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich. Read more…

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Show us how you’re using copper to enhance your home!

August 14th, 2013 No comments

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

Did you know that copper has the ability to resist molds? And kill bacteria? These are just some of the reasons why copper surfaces and copper décor are a great addition to your kitchen and bath. From sinks and countertops to backsplashes, pots and pans, this material enhances every style — from modern to traditional. Read more…

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Enter Today: Copper Home Innovation Challenge “CHIC”

August 13th, 2013 No comments

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

Whether we realize it or not, copper surrounds us on a daily basis—from cooking utensils, to doorknobs and even in our food! While copper can be found throughout our homes, its characteristics also make it an ideal addition to any backyard or garden.  Read more…

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Do it Yourself with Copper: New Smart Phone & Tablet App Provides Easy Access to Important Information on the Job

August 12th, 2013 No comments

By Andy Kireta Jr., Copper Development Association Vice President, Market Development

Plumbers, HVAC technicians and contractors – the CDA has a new copper app that will give you valuable information about copper tube, piping and fitting. You’ll have access to different copper joining methods and applications. And best of all, the information will be at your fingertips out in the field. Read more…

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Copper Training with the United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices CDA instructs with hands-on training & course work for the plumbing and pipefitting industry

September 28th, 2012 No comments

By Victoria Prather, Manager, Communications CDA

This summer marked the 59th year for the United Association Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  More than 1,200 UA plumbing, pipefitting, welding, sprinkler fitting and HVAC journeymen and apprentices came together from across the U.S. and Canada.  As communications manager for the Copper Development Association, I had the privilege of attending and observing both the events and classroom instruction again this year.
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Copper in Stormwater Roof Runoff: Science Holds Answers

September 12th, 2012 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch, CDA Manager,  Health,  Environment and Sustainable Development

Joe Gorsuch works with environmental regulations and the collection of ecological toxicity data.  For 30 years prior to joining the CDA in March, 2009, he worked with Kodak, conducting environmental effects and stability studies on chemicals in the laboratory and outdoors to register chemicals for the photographic industry.  From 2005 to 2009 he was President and Owner of Gorsuch Environmental Managements Services, Inc. [GEMS, Inc.] coordinating environmental studies.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, focusing on Aquatic Toxicology, both from Purdue University.  Read more…

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