PMI Develops History of Plumbing Timeline –
PMI has put together a timeline of facts about our industry. The resulting graphic shows the progression of plumbing from its inception in ancient civilizations to modern day.
Jodi Stuhrberg Named Association Manager of PMI –
Jodi Stuhrberg has been named Association Manager of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL. The promotion and announcement were made by Barbara C. Higgens, PMI’s CEO/Executive Director.
PMI Signs Coalition Letter Urging Senate Support of WaterSense Bill –
This week PMI joined 11 other members of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) on a coalition letter to the entire Senate urging their co-sponsorship of The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act of 2014 (S. 2226). This measure, supported by PMI and introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), seeks to improve U.S. water use efficiency and promote smart water systems to help communities across the nation make significant progress in conserving water and reducing costs.
PMI Announces New Committee Chairs –
Jeff Zeman, Senior Staff Environmental Engineer, Kohler Company, has been appointed PMI Committee Co-Chair of the Water Efficiency and Sustainability Committee. He will serve alongside Danny Gleiberman of Sloan Valve Co.
PMI CEOs Meet with Lawmakers in Nation’s Capital –
CEOs and other executives from PMI’s Member Companies gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 9 and 10, at the Washington Fly-In for the first ever joint meeting with members of the American Supply Association (ASA). On Thursday, April 10, PMI executives participated in over 35 congressional meetings with their lawmakers and staff where they discussed several policy issues including importance of retrofitting outdated plumbing products with high-efficiency products, the need to renew the research and development tax credit and revisions to the regulatory system.
PMI Supports Senate Legislation Authorizing WaterSense® Program –
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Senator Tom Udall (D) of New Mexico introduced legislation, The WaterSense® Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act, that would authorize and enhance the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense® program, providing a dedicated source of funding for the water equivalent of EnergyStar®.
PMI Welcomes New Technical Director –
Barbara C. Higgens, CEO/Executive Director of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has named Matt Sigler as PMI’s Technical Director, effective immediately.
PMI Announces New Committee Chairs –
PMI announces new committee chairs for the Advocacy/Outreach Committee, the Water Efficiency and Sustainability Committee and the Government Affairs Committee.
PMI Announces New Fall Conference Dates –
PMI announces new dates for its 2014 Fall Conference. The new dates will be October 27-30, 2014.
Following a survey of our membership, PMI has decided to push back the dates of the 2014 PMI Fall Conference by one week in order to avoid conflict with Greenbuild. In spite of our due diligence to select dates that were not in conflict with other industry events, changes to the Greenbuild Conference dates from November to October in 2014 created an overlap.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the 2014 PMI Spring Conference –
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is offering sponsorship opportunities for its 2014 Spring Conference. Sponsors may choose from Gold, Silver and Bronze level sponsorships as well as an opportunity to sponsor the conference’s keynote speaker, Dr. Marc Edwards.
PMI Members Compliant With New Lead-Free Standard –
Members of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) have successfully transitioned their plumbing products to meet the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act which became effective on January 4, 2014. This important law reduces the allowable amount of lead permissible in plumbing products that come into contact with potable (drinkable) water nationwide.
Registration is Now Open for the 2014 PMI Spring Conference –
The 2014 PMI Spring Conference will be held March 2-5 at Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina. PMI welcomes you to join us for an engaging and exciting conference in one of the country’s oldest and most welcoming cities. Well known for its history and hospitality, Charleston is an ideal place to host our event which will focus on filling information gaps and coming together to address the issues and concerns of the day.
PMI Welcomes Allied Member NSF International –
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has approved NSF International’s application for membership, making them PMI’s newest Allied Member. PMI officially welcomed NSF International as an Allied Member of PMI earlier this month.
Shabbir Rawalpindiwala of Kohler Co. Wins the Joseph K. Seidner Award –
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) proudly congratulates Shabbir Rawalpindiwala, Manager Codes and Standards, Engineering and Plumbing at the Kohler Company, on being named the recipient of the 2013 Joseph K. Seidner Award at the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing.
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Washington: Water Resources Bill Advances in Senate –
Last week, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA, S. 601) that would authorize 18 new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects while instituting a number of reforms to the process. NLC supports the bill.