Resources for Journalists

Safe, responsible plumbing – always – is the vision of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the voluntary, not-for-profit association of plumbing product manufacturers. Producing 90% of the United States’ plumbing products, PMI’s members are industry leaders in manufacturing safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies, including toilets, urinals, faucets and showerheads.

Manufactured at more than 70 locations in 25 states, PMI member products are sold internationally in stores and online. PMI advocates for plumbing product performance and innovation contributing to water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, consumer satisfaction, and a clean environment. PMI provides a forum for industry education, serves as a resource for the collection and exchange of information, and works to enhance the plumbing industry’s growth and expansion.

CEO and Executive Director

Kerry Stackpole

Board of Directors President

Joel Smith, Kohler Co.

Media Contact

Ray Valek,, 708-352-8695

Subject Matter Expertise of PMI Members and Allies

Water-efficient plumbing products, WaterSense products, lead-free plumbing products, Lead and Copper Rule, tariffs, safe plumbing, safe drinking water, saving water, public health and safety, Legionella and other waterborne pathogens, product labels and markings, plumbing codes and standards, flow rates, workplace development, and more.

Recent and Major Media Mentions

Bangor Daily News – Trump’s toilet talk is confusing, and counterproductive

KJZZ Radio: How many Arizona bathroom fixtures are low-flow?

Business Insider: Dozens of manufacturers are testifying in Washington about how Trump’s trade war with China could hurt them

Roll Call: Tariffs on Chinese-made car seats and baby gates can put children at risk, industry worries

Xinhua: Spotlight: U.S. business community yearns for end to U.S.-China trade dispute

PHCP Pros - PMI to Showcase Economic Impact Data at 2018 Conference

Water Quality Products – Good Sense

Plumbing & Mechanical – Plumbing Industry Pushes Back Against Latest Round of Tariffs

Kitchen and Bath Business – Getting More from Memberships

Wall St. Journal – Perks for Plumbers: Hawaiian Vacations, Craft Beer and ‘a Lot of Zen’

Wall St. Journal – The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs

Water Deeply – A Vote to Reduce Plumbing Flow Levels Could Come with Health Risks

Contractor – Practical Approaches to Reducing Legionella Contamination

Contractor - Reducing Biofilms in Building Water Systems to Abate Risk of Legionella

Contractor - Corrosion’s Link to Legionella in Plumbing Systems: Causes and Prevention

Water Deeply – Two Ways Congress Can Create More Incentives for Water Savings

PHPC Pros – Kerry Stackpole: A Closer Look

Water Quality Association Radio Podcast – Kerry Stackpole of Plumbing Manufacturers International

CBS News: Officials urge Flint residents to have water tested for lead levels

NPR: Plumbers Converge on Flint to Help Get Lead Out of Its Drinking Water

People Magazine: Hundreds of Plumbers Assemble in Flint to Install Faucets and Water Filters for Residents in Need

Huffington Post: 300 Plumbers Poured into Flint, Michigan to Install Water Filters for Free