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 and representing more than 150 iconic brands, PMI’s members are industry leaders in manufacturing safe, reliable and innovative water-efficient plumbing technologies, including toilets, urinals, faucets and showerheads. PMI members contribute more than 464,000 jobs and $85.5 billion in economic impact to America's economy.

Manufactured at more than 70 locations across the country, PMI member products are sold internationally online and in more than 24,000 home improvement stores, hardware stores and showrooms in all 50 states. 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 through its Rethink Water initiative and other programs. 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

Chip Way, Lavelle Industries

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, legacy product replacement, 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

Associated Press: Plumbing Manufacturers International Members, Consultant to Join Issues Discussions at EWTS

Associated Press: Uponor Joins PMI As Manufacturing Member

Contractor: BOCCHI Joins PMI to ‘Connect to Change in a Proactive Way’

HVAC and Plumbing Product News: Plumbing Manufacturers International CEO Kerry Stackpole Named to Federal Advisory Committee

Kitchen and Bath Business: Chip Way Elected President of PMI 2024 Board of Directors

PHCP Pros: PMI Annual Report Explores Plumbing Manufacturing Evolution

Plumbing & Mechanical: Plumbing manufacturers tout the importance of American manufacturing

TMCNet: Plumbing Manufacturers International Applauds Science R&D Investments and STEM Education Provisions in New CHIPS and Science Act

Washington Post: Trump’s big policy win: Stronger showers, faster dishwashers. It’s something almost no one asked for

Washington Post: Trump’s drive to make toilets, dishwashers great again collides with companies, product testing

People magazine: Donald Trump’s Administration Sued By Environmental Groups Over ’Senseless’ New Dishwaster Rule

Plumbing & Mechanical: Experts remain confident for 2024 plumbing industry forecast

Plumbing & Mechanical: Plumbing Manufacturers International Report highlights 'Upstream, Downstream' water solutions

Contractor: Plumbing Manufacturers International Expresses Support for Actions to Convert Commercial Buildings to Residential Use

Water Quality Products: Kerry Stackpole Discusses COVID-19

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

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

PHCP Pros – BLANCO Becomes Newest PMI Manufacturing Member

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

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

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

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