Published October 2016
From November 17–19, the Power Washers of North America (PWNA) will host their annual convention and trade show at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC. The resort is located 18 miles east of Charleston on the Atlantic Ocean. There will be a large, all-day exhibit hall with demos, multiple certification classes, and networking.
Editor’s Note: To learn more about what Charleston has to do and offer, visit www.charlestoncvb.com.
The PWNA has announced the list of certification and non-certification classes for the 2016 National Convention. Non-certification classes (except the kitchen exhaust cleaning bootcamp) are available for all convention registrants. Certifications have additional fees. All registrants will receive a $99 credit toward the certification class of choice. All participants can take certification classes, but only PWNA members can become PWNA-certified.
New this year, the PWNA is adding a commercial cleaning certification class. “While commercial cleaning involves elements of some of the other certification classes, it also has some unique aspects that will be covered in the new class,” explains board member and education chair James Pasternak. Therefore, obtaining commercial certification requires completing the new commercial class as well as obtaining flatwork and environmental certifications.
(All registrants receive a $99 credit toward certification class of choice)
• Wood Restoration–$349
• Fleet Washing–$249
• Roof Cleaning–$149
• House Washing–$149
• Commercial (New)–$149*
*To become commercial cleaning certified, participants must take the commercial cleaning, flatwork, and environmental courses.
(Included with registration)
• Power Washing 101
• Power Washing 201
• Pump Repair
• Business Finance
• Chemicals & pH Scales
• HOA/Property Management
• Parking Garage Cleaning
• How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur
• Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning
• (Bootcamp: $69 for members; $99 for non-members)
• Taking Your Business into the Millions (panel discussion)
Pressure Pro has generously agreed to donate a stainless steel Magnum Series Hot Water Skid—valued at $13,670—as the grand prize giveaway during the 2016 PWNA Convention. The skid features a Cat 5CP5140CSS pump, a Briggs and Stratton 18 hp Vanguard gasoline engine, and a Beckett 12-Volt VDC Model #pro101-ADC fuel oil burner, all of which were donated by the component manufacturers. The skid will be given away at the end of the convention on Nov-ember 19. You must be present to win.
Wild Dunes Resort is named by Golf Digest among the “Best in Golf” in South Carolina. And what better way to conclude this year’s convention than with a friendly round on the resort’s beautiful Harbor Golf Course? The PWNA golf tournament will take place Sunday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $95 per person. To learn more or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the PWNA Convention, visit www.PWNA.org/convention.