Jan. 30 in Flint Area: 300 UA Plumbers to Install Faucets and Supplies Donated by PMI Members

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Plumbing Manufacturers International:

Who, What: In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint,
Mich., members of Plumbing
Manufacturers International
(PMI) have donated hundreds of faucets
and other plumbing supplies to be installed in residents’ homes by a
team of 300 plumbers from local unions across the nation. The
humanitarian effort is being coordinated by PMI and the United
Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe
Fitting Industry (UA). Both organizations have seen a generous response
to a joint call-to-action issued to their members last week.

When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Plumbers are expected to
begin gathering as early as 7 a.m. at the UA Local 370 Union Hall, 5500
W. Pierson Road, Flushing, Mich., to gather the faucets and supplies, as
well as Brita water filters provided by the state of Michigan, for the
day’s work in houses and apartment buildings throughout the area
impacted by the crisis. The hall will serve as headquarters throughout
the day, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to the plumbers. The
hall’s telephone number is 810-720-5243.

How/Why: The faucets and other plumbing supplies will be
installed along with the water filters, which are designed to remove
lead content from the water and make it drinkable. The types of faucets
and other materials donated by PMI members American Standard Inc.,
BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., Delta Faucet Co., Fluidmaster Inc., Kohler
Co., Moen Inc., and Speakman Co. are:

     

Kitchen sink faucets (8’ center set)

American Standard Inc.
Delta Faucet Co.
Kohler Co.
Moen Inc.
Speakman Co.
 

18’ kitchen sink supplies

Fluidmaster Inc.
 

5/8 O. D. compression x 3/8 O.D. compression. Straight
chrome shut off valves for under kitchen sink

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.
 

5/8 O. D. compression x 3/8 O. D. compression Chrome angle
shut off valves

BrassCraft Manufacturing Co.
 

A PMI allied member – the International Association of Plumbing
and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) – also contributed to the effort.

“PMI is proud to join with its members and the UA to put our vision of
safe, responsible plumbing into action,” said Barbara C. Higgens, PMI
CEO and executive director. “We appreciate the generosity of our
members, the UA plumbers, IAPMO and everyone else that is helping to
assure safe drinking water for the residents of the Flint area.”

About PMI

Plumbing Manufacturers International 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 nation’s plumbing products. As part
of its mission, PMI advocates for plumbing product performance and
innovation contributing to water savings, sustainability, public health
and safety, and consumer satisfaction. For more information on PMI or
its conferences, contact the organization at 1921 Rohlwing Road, Unit G,
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008; tel.: 847-481-5500; fax: 847-481-5501. Visit
our website at www.safeplumbing.org.

Contacts

Media contacts:
Plumbing Manufacturers International
Dawn
Robinson, 847-217-6848 (Cell)
who will be in Flint on Jan. 30.
drobinson@safeplumbing.org
or
Ray
Valek, 708-352-8695
ray@valekco.com