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Peach State "1788" Chapter of ABPA Holds Annual Conference and Trade Show
December 15th, 2016 10:15am
Peach State "1788" American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) is excited to announce they held their 2016 Annual Repair Course on November 17, 2016 at The Georgia Utility Training Academy in Monroe, GA. This year ABPA had an awesome conference! They had so many people attend including vendors, plumbers, testing contractors, Government Enforcement Personnel, Water Purveyors, Backflow Prevention Coordinators, and many others. They kicked the conference off with enjoying breakfast and exploring the vendor exhibits. They had several presentations that provided attendees with the most current models of backflow prevention assemblies, troubleshooting techniques, guidelines for repair the process, and functions of the internal components.

This course was presented by Mr. Mark Inman of American Backflow Products Company. Scot McEwen of Backflow Engineering Group gave an update of the current codes of installing backflow assem- blies in the State of Georgia. The Peach State Chapter ended the conference with a delicious wonderful lunch provided by Terry Norman and his assistant Jack Glenn from Consolidated Pipe & Supply Company, Inc. Richard Davies of Backflow Prevention Services was the winner of the grand door prize of a Backflow Test Kit donated by Chris Hart of A.R.I. and Wayne Mayfield of City of Griffin won the Peach State Chapter door prize. Donovan Kessinger of BFP Technicians, President of the ABPA Peach State Chapter, presented awards and Certificates of Appreciation to the following members:
Joe Chapman - Clean Stream Plumbing - CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Jerry Bales - Bales Plumbing Services - MERITORIIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Bob Hodge - Harry Warren (WATTS) - MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Scot McEwen - Backflow Engineering Group - COMMITTEE CHAIR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Scott Daniel - Columbia County Water Utility - PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD
Cassye Kessinger - Secretary Peach State "1788" Chapter- PRESIDENT'S CHAPTER ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mathue Joiner - City of Gainesville - MUNICIPALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mark Inman - American Backflow Products Company- received the award for his continuous support of the educational goals of the association.

Certificates of Appreciation: Georgia Utility Training Academy for the use of the facility Mark Canterbury – BAVCO Stephen Duckworth – Repco (WILKINS) Chris Hart - A. R. I. Zach Hudgins – White Wolf Group (APOLLO) Chris Pearson - Harry Warren (WATTS) Mary Ann Kelly – Specialty Valve & Controls Mathue Joiner – City of Gainesville Peach State Chapter "1788" ABPA would like to thank the vendors, key note speakers and all other attendees for making this conference such a great success! They look forward to seeing you all again next year!