The Kohler Co. has discontinued production of its Sterling brand of bathroom and kitchen faucets, including Nova[TM], Starflo[TM], Gemini[TM], Tribute[TM], Eminence[TM], Progression[TM], and bath/shower drains and accessories, according to a company announcement.

This was a strategic business decision to address its customers' evolving needs in a competitive industry category, Kohler said.

The company is accelerating its investment in product development and manufacturing of its Vikrell bathing fixtures and kitchen sinks, shower doors, vitreous china toilets and lavatories and stainless steel sinks, according to Pat Albregts, vice president/Sterling.

Sterling committed to filling faucet orders through May 1 and is supporting warranty claims of Sterling faucets currently in the field.