Delta Faucet Co. President John C. Wills has been chosen to kick off the first annual Midwest Builder's Show on March 20, 2003, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m., with Wills as keynote speaker, along with former Chicago Bears great Dan Hampton.

"As head of a Midwest-based company, I am glad to see that the builders, suppliers and manufacturers here will now have their own venue," said Wills. "It really makes sense given the overall strength of the housing market in this part of the country. We will certainly be showing our newest products here."

Delta recently launched its new Botanical Bath Collection, featuring four nature-inspired spout designs, interchangeable color accents in the handles and matching accessories and lighting, to offer a greater level of style flexibility to builders and home owners. The new Saxony kitchen pull out faucet is designed to match decor from traditional to contemporary, with several features designed for safety and ease of use. Saxony comes in a variety of finishes, including Venetian Bronze.

In addition, the Monitor 1800 Series Jetted Shower XO brings a new level of convenience and comfort to the shower. With a showerhead, a pair of body jets and the option to add a hand shower or extra pair of body jets, the Jetted Shower XO offers a lower cost alternative to custom showers, while consuming just 4.5 gallons of water per minute.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago is organizing The Midwest Builder's Show. Exhibitors from Illinois, Indiana (the home of Delta Faucet Co.), Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin will be on hand to share the 200,000 square feet of exhibit space.

In addition to exhibits, there will be a building industry technology pavilion showcasing the most advanced technology in home building. There will also be about 50 in-depth educational seminars. For more information on the show, visit

Delta Faucet Co., a division of Masco Corp., is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial faucets. The company manufactures the Delta, Delta Select and Peerless faucet brands. For more information on Delta Faucet Company, visit