PMI Welcomes Allied Member

NSF International Joins PMI as an Allied Member

Rolling Meadows, IL (September 23, 2013)—Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has approved NSF International’s application for membership, making them PMI’s newest Allied Member. PMI officially welcomed NSF International as an Allied Member of PMI earlier this month.

NSF International became the third company to join PMI as an Allied Member in the past two months; International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) and Reed Construction Data also joined as Allied Members in August, 2013. The three newest members join Chase Brass & Copper Company, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) International, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and Mueller Brass Company as Allied Members of PMI. PMI created its Allied Member category to aid both its members and the industry through the important role that certifiers and other industry related businesses play.

“We are delighted to welcome NSF International as a member of PMI. We have had a positive working relationship in the past and welcomed Tom Bruursema, General Manager of NSF International’s Sustainability Division, to our 2013 Spring Conference to speak on Water Efficiency and Sustainability. It is a pleasure to expand that working relationship to an Allied Membership level,” said Barbara C. Higgens, PMI’s Executive Director.

Allied Members enjoy some of the same benefits as Manufacturing Members including access to PMI publications, invitations to special PMI events and conferences, and special rates for select functions. All our members and prospective members are invited to attend our 2013 Fall Conference, set for October 13-16 in Washington, D.C. Special rates are available for first time attendees. Registration and information for the event is online at

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 150 countries, NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments. To learn more about NSF International, visit

“We look forward to working with PMI members and the plumbing industry to help protect public health by providing expanded plumbing and sustainability certification services globally,” said Shannon Murphy, General Manager of NSF International’s Plumbing Division.

For more information about becoming a Manufacturing Member or an Allied Member of PMI, please contact Barbara C. Higgens, PMI Executive Director, at 847-481-5500, or visit our website’s “How to Join” section.

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 nation’s plumbing products. For more information on PMI or its semi-annual meetings, contact the organization at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501.

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.


Barbara C. Higgens, Executive Director, Plumbing Manufacturers International,, 847-481-5500