NEW JERSEY BOASTS NEW IAPMO CHAPTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jersey State League Officers Establish New Statewide Trade Association
July 21, 2010
Association Plumbing & Mechanical Officials
the formation of it's newest
Chapter with the inclusion of the
New Jersey Alliance of Master Plumbers.
This non-profit corporation was the inspiration of New Jersey
State League of Master Plumbers 1st Vice President Thomas F. Walsh, who encouraged New Jersey
3rd Vice President Anthony Schiavone and
4th Vice President Orlando Oliva
to join him as the inaugural Officers of the new Association.
Mr. Walsh, also a Director for the
New Jersey Plumbing
Inspectors Association, had been in the process of
creating a new, comprehensive
cross-connection control training program, in an
effort to assist Master Plumbers in protecting the health and
safety of New Jersey residents. He asked Sean Cleary,
IAPMO to collaborate with Officers of
the Alliance in creating the organization.
New Jersey Alliance of Master Plumbers,
a non-profit corporation was created.
With support from
Anthony Schiavone and
Orlando Oliva as
the other inaugural officers for the new organization. Mr. Walsh,
petitioned the IAPMO
Board of Directors for permission to form a New Jersey Chapter.
The Chapter was
approved on July 21, 2010 by the IAPMO Board of Directors.
It is the only other New Jersey
based IAPMO Chapter aside from the
New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association,
which became a Chapter in the 1970's according to sources there.
Mr. Cleary who also chairs the Cross Connection Control Technical Committee
at the American Society of Sanitary Engineering offered support from both
IAPMO and ASSE to launch the Chapters program.
The first class were certified
Cross Connection Control Device Testers in February of 2010 with all 13 candidates
completing the training and successfully passing the examination.
The Alliance is affiliated
with the New Jersey Plumbing Inspectors Association, the New Jersey State
League of Master Plumbers, the Monmouth County Master Plumbers, the
Association of Master Plumbers From Rahway and Vicinity, and the American
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