NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) announced today the addition of UL, a leading global safety science company, as the latest allied member of PMI. With facilities accredited around the world, UL evaluates, tests and certifies products for many industries, including plumbing manufacturing.
“At UL, we work every day to make the world a safer place. We applaud PMI’s commitment to safe, responsible plumbing and protecting public health. This common purpose is why it’s such an honor to become a part of PMI,” said Amanda Fisher, global business development manager for UL’s Water Systems, commercial and industrial. “We look forward to taking an active role in PMI’s committees and to further our organizations’ mutual commitment to safety. We offer a unique perspective with our membership because we can leverage our expertise to evaluate risk from many different attributes.”
When plumbing manufacturers earn the UL Plumbing Mark for their products, it verifies compliance with applicable U.S. and Canadian recognized health-effects and performance-testing standards in the International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). UL also certifies WaterSense plumbing products, including lavatory faucets, showerheads, tank-type toilets, flushing urinals, and flushometer-valve toilets. A partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense certifies and promotes products that meet performance standards while being at least 20% more water efficient than those meeting federal water efficiency standards.
As an allied member of PMI, UL will get the chance to support PMI’s advocacy efforts for plumbing product performance and innovation in water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, consumer satisfaction, and a clean environment.
“We’re thrilled to welcome UL as our latest allied member and anticipate their strong contributions to support our vision of safe, responsible plumbing,” said Kerry Stackpole, PMI CEO/executive director.
To learn more about the value of PMI membership, eligibility, and how to join, visit PMI’s website at https://www.safeplumbing.org/become-member/overview.
About Plumbing Manufacturers International
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is the trade association of plumbing product manufacturers that produce more than 90% of the United States’ plumbing products, represent more than 150 iconic brands, and develop safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies. PMI members contribute more than 464,000 jobs and $85.5 billion in economic impact to America's economy.
With a vision of safe, responsible plumbing – always, PMI advocates for plumbing product performance contributing to water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and consumer satisfaction. PMI members manufacture water-efficient toilets, urinals, faucets, showerheads and other products at more than 70 locations across the country and market them online and in more than 24,000 home improvement stores, hardware stores and showrooms in all 50 states. For more information on PMI, contact the organization at 1750 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1500, McLean, Va., 22102; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. www.safeplumbing.org.
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