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

Peter Jahrling, Sloan Valve Company

Media Contact

Ray Valek, ray@valekco.com, 708-352-8695

Subject Matter Expertise of PMI Members and Allies

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

Recent and Major Media Mentions

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

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

Contractor – Practical Approaches to Reducing Legionella Contamination

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