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2020 UAC Management Conference

March 18 — 20, 2020
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites
10 Drury LN
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4614 
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An Educational and Networking Event Exclusively for Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Industry Signatory Contractors

Join PHCC signatory contractors from across the country for the Union-Affiliated Contractors (UAC) Management Conference – focused on helping you navigate the opportunities and challenges facing your business today and in the future. Education topics include: Legal Clinic, Effective Contract Negotiation Strategies, Issues Facing 2nd & 3rd Generation Business Owners Roundtable, Active Shooter, Local/State Advocacy in a mixed union/open shop PHCC chapter, Wearing the Trustee Hat and Chapter Best Practices.

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UAC and Illinois PHCC Meet & Greet
    Type: Reception

    Receive a warm welcome to the Chicago area! Visit with friends and colleagues and enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks in the hospitality suite of the Illinois PHCC.

  • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM “Loss Prevention: Contract Risk, Tools & Equipment and Employee Retention”
    Type: Roundtable

    Are contractors bleeding money and absorbing losses needlessly? This roundtable on Loss Prevention led by fellow contractors will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss simple ideas, concept

  • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM Wrigley Field Plumbing Improvements Tour & Lunch - Sponsored by Sloan Manufacturing
    Type: Tour

    Sponsored by Sloan Manufacturing Included with paid UAC Management Conference registration.

  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Legal Clinic: Questions Nobody Asks…But Should! For Contractors & Chapter Executives
    Type: Education

    Our employment law experts will field common and uncommon questions — “the ones contractors and execs should ask but rarely do” — on a range of relevant topics: withdrawal liability; trust funds; succ

  • 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM Contract Negotiations: Effective Strategies
    Type: Roundtable

    Contractor leaders are often called upon by their Associations to take part in collective bargaining (union contract negotiations). It's rarely a fast or easy task. Led by seasoned management attorney

  • 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM “Active Shooter: Are You Prepared?” A panel discussion on safety, legal, awareness and survival
    Type: Education

    Our panel of experts will discuss how to manage situations where a workplace violence situation arises. Topics include employers’ obligations under OSHA; negligent hire/retention claims and public rel

  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM IL PHCC and UAC Joint Reception
    Type: Reception

    Short description is not available at this time...

  • Association Leadership 201 - 3 Sessions
    Type: Education

    “Local/State Chapter Best Practices” “Labor-Management/Trustee Training – Wearing Multiple Hats (without giving away the store)” “Local/State Advocacy – Sending a Unified Industry Message

  • 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM “Local/State Chapter Best Practices”
    Type: Education

    Short description is not available at this time...

  • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM “Labor-Management/Trustee Training – Wearing Multiple Hats (without giving away the store)”
    Type: Education

    Short description is not available at this time...

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM “Local/State Advocacy – Sending a Unified Industry Message"
    Type: Education

    Short description is not available at this time...

  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Milwaukee Tool Product Demo
    Type: Product

    North American premiere! Milwaukee Tool hosts a hands-on demonstration of their MX FUEL Equipment System. Contractors are welcome to try the system's tools and test the performance, run-time

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM UAC Annual Meeting & Lunch
    Type: Lunch

    Featured will be the UAC Chairman's report; budget review; progress review of Strategic Plan; Trustee elections; and audience questions and answers. Lunch will be provided.

  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Illinois PHCC's Annual Expo and Product Show
    Type: Trade Show

    Short description is not available at this time...

  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council “Break-Away”
    Type: Roundtable

    UAC attendees are welcome to the IL PHCC’s Expo and Product Show courtesy of the Illinois Chapter. UAC attendees are also invited to enjoy refreshments, snacks and beverages in a private area

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Illinois PHCC Reception
    Type: Reception

    Short description is not available at this time...

Track information is not available at this time.

Ariano David J.
Organization: Ravinia Plumbing & Heating Co.

David Ariano is President of Ravinia Plumbing, Heating & Electric Co. Inc. in Lincolnshire, IL where he employs journeyman and apprentice licensed union plumbers and other skilled trades’ persons. He started with the company in 1994 with his father Don Ariano (retired), and prior to that held a research and development position for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. David served as

Baethke John
Organization: John Baethke & Son Plumbing, Inc.

John Baethke, of John Baethke & Son Plumbing on the northside of Chicago, has been a licensed plumber for 30 years. John has also been qualified as a cross-connection control device inspector since 1996. In the competitive field of plumbing, John is the only Licensed Green Plumber in all of Chicago. John Baethke is very involved in the professional industry of plumbing. He is the Director o

Beiriger Jeffrey J.
Organization: Wisconsin Association

Jeffrey J. Beiriger is president of Association/Management Services, Inc., a company that provides management and lobbying assistance for local and state associations, including the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of Wisconsin, the Plumbing Contractors Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Water Well Association, the Minnesota Heating and Cooling Association and th

Castrogiovanni Kelly
Organization: Terry Plumbing Company

Kelly Castrogiovanni is President/Owner of both Terry Plumbing (TPC) and TPC Fire Protection located in Countryside IL. Kelly entered the plumbing and piping industry as a union contractor in 2010 with a varied and impressive range of business experience from Chicago-based companies – featuring 6 years as a Hotel Operations Manager for Fifth South LLC; 12 years as a Project Manager for Lucca Bui

Covert Wesley H.
Organization: Laner Muchin, Ltd

Wesley (Wes) joined Laner Muchin in 2008 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2014. Wes focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits law, including health and welfare benefit plans, defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and multiemployer plans. Wes' practice also includes counseling clients as to compliance with various federal laws, including the Affo

Cox Amber

Amber joined Laner Muchin in 2009 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2015.  She regularly counsels clients on compliance-related and strategic issues arising under a broad range of federal, state and local employment laws.  Amber conducts employment-related corporate investigations in a variety of settings and frequently conducts supervisory training on a number of employm

Drumel Dave

Dave Drumel is the owner and President of Lighting Solutions, Inc. Dave is a solutions-driven risk strategist and engineer that has leveraged strong leadership, business acumen, risk control, and technical expertise to take companies to the next level and deliver unparalleled results across all areas of an operation. He has 25+ years of leadership experience in the Milwaukee construction indust

Frame David
Organization: Bob Frame Plumbing Services Inc.

David P. Frame is CEO and 3rd generation owner of Bob Frame Plumbing Services Inc., a 4th generation business in South Bend, IN. Currently Dave serves as Vice Chair for UAC (Union Affiliated Contractors) and on the Health & Welfare Committee for Local 172 & St. Joseph Valley PHCC in addition to serving as Chair on the Insurance Safety and Risk Management Committee for National PHCC & Federated In

Kuhn Richard J.
Organization: RJ Kuhn Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Richard J. (“Rick”) Kuhn is Co-Owner and President of RJ Kuhn Plumbing, Heating & Cooling located in Oswego, Illinois. He joined the company in 1996 in the plumbing service area. Rick is a 1996 graduate of Northern Illinois University, having earned a BA in Psychology. He also previously completed HVAC technical training at College of DuPage, and earned an Associates’ degree from Wabaunsee Colleg

Paveza Roger

Roger serves as the President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC. He has over 25 years of experience in health & safety and during this time has acquired a wide range of technical and management skills.  Providing professional advice to a broad range of industry sectors including construction, manufacturing, retail, food processing, and temporary staffing, Roger utilizes his knowledge in all aspects

Samson Richard L.

Mr. Samson has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law for over 27 years with a particular emphasis on traditional labor law. He has also litigated cases before federal and state courts as well as state and local agencies in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge actions. He routinely advises clients on a host of employment-related issues including employer inv

Skoczylas Dan

Dan began his career in law enforcement as a patrolman with the Hickory Hills Police Department in 1989. He spent a number of years serving in a patrol function before taking on the assignment of developing the agency’s first Gang/ Narcotics Unit. After overseeing this project for a couple of years Dan was assigned to the United States Customs Task Force where he served from 1997-1999, working in

Vanek James F.
Organization: Laner Muchin, Ltd

Jim joined the predecessor to Laner Muchin in 1989 and has been a partner in the Firm since 1994.  Jim focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits law including drafting defined benefit, defined contribution and welfare benefit plans.  In addition, Jim serves as counsel to several multiemployer benefit funds and Associations. Jim is also a frequent speaker and represents employers in

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