Sprite Industries Joins PMI as Newest Manufacturing Member

McLean, Va. – November 13, 2018 – The Board of Directors of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) voted to approve Sprite Industries, Inc., as the newest manufacturing member of PMI. As the creator of the first non-carbon shower filter, Sprite is a leader in shower filtration technology and filtered shower products, including shower filters, heads and handles, and baby shower products. With headquarters in Corona, Calif., the company also operates a lab, manufacturing facility and warehouse in Corona, and runs a dedicated manufacturing plant in China.

“PMI is hitting all the right notes when it comes to plumbing regulations, legislation and standards, and they provide the strong voice we need to be well represented in the industry,” said David Farley, CEO of Sprite. “We’re looking forward to having a long relationship with PMI as well as contributing our knowledge of shower filtration technology standards.”

Sprite joins the growing list of PMI manufacturing and allied members, who together produce 90 percent of all U.S. plumbing products and represent more than 150 brands. Its membership will offer Sprite the opportunity to contribute to PMI’s advocacy efforts for plumbing product performance and innovation in water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and consumer satisfaction. The company also will be encouraged to participate in PMI’s work on crucial legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry and to offer input on plumbing codes and standards.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sprite Industries as our latest PMI member and look forward to their contributions in support of our vision of safe, responsible plumbing,” said Kerry Stackpole, PMI CEO/executive director.

To learn more about the value of PMI membership, eligibility, and how to join, please visit PMI’s website at http://www.safeplumbing.org/pmi/join-us.

About Plumbing Manufacturers International

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) 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 90 percent of the United States’ plumbing products. As part of its mission, PMI advocates for plumbing product performance and innovation contributing to water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and consumer satisfaction. PMI’s members are industry leaders in producing safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies. PMI members manufacture water-efficient toilets, urinals, faucets, showerheads and other products at more than 70 locations across the country and market them online and in home improvement stores, hardware stores and showrooms in all 50 states. For more information on PMI, contact the organization at 1750 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1500, McLean, Va., 22102; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. www.safeplumbing.org.

About Sprite Industries, Inc.

Established in 1974, Sprite Industries, Inc., began manufacturing electronics, water instruments, drinking water filters and filtration accessories and in 1987, introduced the ShowerMite, the first noncarbon shower filter. Family owned and operated, Sprite is the premier authority in shower filtration technology, manufacturing, marketing and sales, producing more than 50 shower filter products and earning more than 30 U.S. and International patents, including patents for proprietary filtration technologies. The company’s headquarters, lab, main manufacturing facility and warehouse are located in Corona, Calif., with another dedicated manufacturing facility located in China. For more information on Sprite, please visit www.spritewater.com.

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