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. 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

Martin Knieps, Viega, LLC

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

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 Engineer: PMI wraps up successful virtual conference

Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer: PHVAC experts look ahead in 2021

Contractor: PMI20 Manufacturing Success Conference Held Virtually

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

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

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

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