Member companies of PMI’s not-for-profit industry association represent 95 percent of North America’s plumbing manufacturers and produce a substantial quantity of the world’s plumbing products.
35 years, PMI was the acronym for the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute. The
association recently changed its name to Plumbing Manufacturers International,
which reflects its and its members’ worldwide involvement and outreach.
companies of PMI’s voluntary, not-for-profit, international, industry
association represent 95 percent of North America’s plumbing manufacturers and
produce a substantial quantity of the world’s plumbing products. Reflecting
this global leadership role, PMI also refreshed its brand identity, Web site
and other marketing communications that will be introduced throughout the year
and culminate this fall with its presence at Greenbuild, Oct. 4-7, in Toronto.
members will celebrate the new name and identity at the PMI 2011 Spring
Conference, March 27-30, at the Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. In addition to
the high-profile speakers and full-group sessions, the conference includes dual
tracks of marketing and technical meetings. These meetings’ discussions will
help determine the ongoing fulfillment of the association’s mission in North
America and the expertise it can share with other countries’ plumbing industry
the voice of the plumbing industry, PMI’s conferences are part of the strategic
plan to deliver on our mission,” explained PMI Executive Director Barbara
Higgens. “The industry’s global leaders regularly attend our
meetings and we are active participants in international coalitions and
members and returning visitors to www.PMIhome.org will see a redesigned site
that aligns with the new brand identity and RSS news feed subscriptions for the
homepage, as well as for member-generated news. The educational site, www.SafePlumbing.org,
maintains its independent design.
updates are posted on the homepage and via RSS subscription for lawmakers,
journalists, industry professionals and homeowners seeking information about
clean, safe drinking water and water efficiency.
we live and work in a global marketplace,” said PMI Board President Jack
Krecek, vice president and general manager of the commercial
business unit for Elkay Manufacturing Co. “Just as industry issues have become
international in scope, so has PMI. The association functions as a sounding
board for its members, a source for industry and market information, and as a
coordinating and decision-making body for building consensus to positively
influence and respond to industry issues.”
PMI Changes Name To Reflect Global Involvement
March 1, 2011