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PMI 2010 Fall Meeting is themed 'Taking Charge of Change.'.

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August 9, 2010 - To be held October 3-6 at Liaison Capitol Hill, 2010 Fall Meeting will revolve around theme "Taking Charge of Change" and will focus on change to both PMI and plumbing manufacturing world. It will feature Fair Trade Issue Committee Meeting with presentation on U.S. industrial challenges in China related to conformity assessment. Event will also include Member Services Committee Meeting, run by crisis communications expert Marty Boyer, and presentations by experts from Bathroom Manufacturers Association.

Plumbing Manufacturers International - Rolling Meadows, IL

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Plumbing Manufacturers Institute Hosts 2010 Fall Meeting

Press release date: August 2, 2010

Rolling Meadows, IL - The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) will host its 2010 Fall Meeting, Oct. 3-6, at the Liaison Capitol Hill, located in downtown Washington, D.C. This year's meeting will revolve around the theme "Taking Charge of Change." PMI is looking into the future and seeing the changes that need to be made, not just to the organization, but also to the plumbing manufacturing world as a whole. As an organization, PMI is taking ownership of what the future of the industry looks like and how to operate in a new world of legislation and mandates. The PMI Fall Meeting will kick off with an opening keynote by pilot, author and adventurer, Lane Wallace. Her program, entitled "Taking Charge: Strength Through Adversity" will show attendees how they can pursue an adventurous path in life. Other speakers include Suzanne Fisher of Pratt Industries, who will provide an overview of changing international trends in sustainability. The Fair Trade Issue Committee Meeting will feature Terry Miller from the Heritage Foundation and Elise Owen from ANSI who will present on U.S. industrial challenges in China related to conformity assessment. Guest speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce will round out the Fair Trade meeting. During the Member Services Committee Meeting, crisis communications expert Marty Boyer will offer strategies on how to survive and thrive in the midst of a media firestorm. Yvonne Orgill from the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (U.K.) will make a presentation along with invited guests Gunther Schieweck of IAPMO R&T Germany, Ken Tomihiro from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, and Tim Fisher of the Plumbing Products Industry Group at the International Plumbing Forum. The Bathroom Manufacturers Association's technical director, Christian Taylor-Hamlin, will also present during the meeting. Echoing the meeting theme, the keynote speaker is retired U.S. Marine Corps. General Anthony Zinni. A retired four-star general and a former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command, Zinni is an expert in leadership and what it takes to lead change, whether it is on the battlefield or in the boardroom. As the Liaison Capitol Hill is located only two blocks from Capitol Hill, PMI will offer Hill visits at the conclusion of the Fall Meeting. Attendees are encouraged to allow enough time to visit their state representatives and take this opportunity to let their voices be heard. For more information about PMI's semi-annual meetings or to register, visit or call 847-481-5500. About PMI
The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute is the voluntary, not-for-profit international industry association of manufacturers of plumbing products, serving as the Voice of the Plumbing Industry. Member companies produce a substantial quantity of the nation's plumbing products. For more information on PMI or its semi-annual meetings, contact the Institute at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit the website at . PMI Mission Statement
  • To promote the water efficiency, health, safety, quality and environmental
    sustainability of plumbing products, while maximizing consumer choice and value in a fair and open marketplace.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information and industry education.
  • To represent openly the member's interests and advocate for sound environmental and public health policies in the regulatory/legislative processes.
  • To enhance the plumbing industry's growth and expansion. Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
    1921 Rohlwing Rd., Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, U.S.A. o Tel: 847-481-5500 o Fax: 847-481-5501 o o
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