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PMI welcomes new manufacturing member.

Press Release Summary:

August 10, 2012 - Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. announced that Water Pik, Inc. has joined PMI as its newest member. Water Pik has been developing innovative personal and oral healthcare products since 1962. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, company operates facilities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. PMI welcomes Water Pik and looks forward to its contributions to the association.

Plumbing Manufacturers International - Rolling Meadows, IL

Original Press Release

Plumbing Manufacturers International Welcomes New Manufacturing Member

Press release date: July 31, 2012

Rolling Meadows, IL - Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. is pleased to announce that Water Pik, Inc. has joined PMI as its newest member. Water Pik has been developing innovative personal and oral healthcare products for the entire family since 1962. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., Water Pik operates facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. "Water Pik is indeed excited to be rejoining PMI at this time," said Ken Hair, vice president of new products and engineering at Water Pik. "We recognize PMI's leadership and advocacy role in the North American plumbing industry, and with today's changing market and regulatory environments, we feel we need to be a part of such an organization again. We've been away far too long and hope to participate more actively in this dynamic organization well in to the future." "We are delighted to welcome Water Pik back to the fold," said PMI Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens. "As a member from 1984 to 2002, the company was an important force in the reorganization of PMI in 1997. Since then, we have built a strong proactive organization on that platform." PMI welcomes Water Pik and looks forward to its contributions to the association. About PMI:
Plumbing Manufacturers International 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 world's plumbing products. For more information on PMI, contact the association at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit http://www.pmihome.org. 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 members' interests and advocate for sound environmental and public health policies in the regulatory/legislative processes.
· To enhance the plumbing industry's growth and expansion. Contacts:
Barbara C. Higgens, executive director, Plumbing Manufacturers International, bhiggens@pmihome.org, 847-481-5500

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