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The board of directors of Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced the addition of UL, a leading global safety science company, as the latest allied member of PMI. With facilities accredited around the world, UL evaluates, tests and certifies products for many industries, including plumbing manufacturing.
"At UL, we work every day to make the world a safer place. We applaud PMI's commitment to safe, responsible plumbing and protecting public health. This common purpose is why it's such an honor to become a part of PMI," said Amanda Fisher, global business development manager for UL's Water Systems, commercial and industrial. "We look forward to taking an active role in PMI's committees and to further our organizations' mutual commitment to safety. We offer a unique perspective with our membership because we can leverage our expertise to evaluate risk from many different attributes."
When plumbing manufacturers earn the UL Plumbing Mark for their products, it verifies compliance with applicable U.S. and Canadian recognized health-effects and performance-testing standards in the International Plumbing Code (IPC) and the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). UL also certifies WaterSense plumbing products, including lavatory faucets, showerheads, tank-type toilets, flushing urinals, and flushometer-valve toilets. A partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense certifies and promotes products that meet performance standards while being at least 20 percent more water efficient than those meeting federal water efficiency standards.
As an allied member of PMI, UL will get the chance to support PMI's advocacy efforts for plumbing product performance and innovation in water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, consumer satisfaction, and a clean environment.
"We're thrilled to welcome UL as our latest allied member and anticipate their strong contributions to support our vision of safe, responsible plumbing," said Kerry Stackpole, PMI CEO/executive director.
To learn more about the value of PMI membership, eligibility, and how to join, visit PMI's website at www.safeplumbing.org/become-member/overview.