RIDGID® donated over $8,000 to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation “Invest In Your Future” campaign from proceeds raised by selling customized K-1500 sectional drain cleaning machines on eBay.
In celebration of 75 years of RIDGID drain maintenance innovation, RIDGID assembled three employee teams to customize K-1500 sectional machines. These creative designs were named “American Power,” “RIDGID Venom,” and “Top Fuel Drain Eliminator.”
The three machines competed against each other for the “Best in Show” award and were voted on by attendees of the Pumper and Cleaner Expo and through RIDGIDForum.com. Voting took place through the month of March and the Top Fuel Drain Eliminator machine was voted most popular with 73% of the votes.
All three machines were listed on eBay for ten days and raised $8,101 in donations for PHCC’s Educational Foundation. The Top Fuel Drain Eliminator machine raised over $4,550, the American Power machine raised over $2,000 and the RIDGID Venom machine raised $1,500.
The PHCC’s Educational Foundation engages in workforce development, management education and technical training activities for the growth and career success of those employed in the plumbing and HVAC/R industry.