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Robert John Daly Memorial Training Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On January 31, 2019, the Master Plumbers Council of the City of New York hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new training center. The Robert John Daly Memorial Training Center was named in honor of Robert John Daly and his lifetime commitment to the safety and well-being of the citizens of NYC through his leadership and guidance of the city’s licensed plumbers. The center will host courses offered by the MPC to its members and the industry. 

The special event was attended by Mr. Daly’s wife, Alice, his daughter and other family members. Robert’s family was presented with a plaque, from the MPC. 

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust was a cause near and dear to Robert and his family. In his honor, the MPC donated $2,500 to the foundation. For more information about this great cause and how you can help, please visit

Also, in attendance were representatives from the NYC Department of Buildings, including Dimitri Dits, Assistant Commissioner, Central Inspections - and Tarek Khalil, Director New York City Department of Buildings Boiler Unit, as well as many Boiler Division Inspectors. We greatly appreciate that the DOB personnel were able to attend and help us to honor and celebrate the memory of this very special person.

Another benefit of having the boiler inspectors there was that they were able to tour our training center first hand. They seemed to be impressed with the facility and made some valuable suggestions for future improvements. Prior to starting the ceremony, MPC President, Rick Bonelli, made it clear that all boiler displays, and gas piping was inert, and we are happy to report no violations were issued.

We would also like to thank our affiliate members who helped to make the training center possible. They are Wales Darby, Wallace Eannace Associates, Blackman, Rathe Associates and Gil Meyerowitz. These members have contributed appliances and equipment that we will be used in our gas safety classes, as well as their time.

Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. With the temperature at a record low, the MPC is extremely grateful for everyone who was there.


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