RLS, manufacturer of the Rapid Locking System line of flame-free press-to-connect fittings for HVAC and refrigeration systems, announced it will be moving into a new 80,000 square foot multipurpose facility in St. Louis, Missouri, which will serve as its corporate headquarters and will include a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, training center and showroom.
Williams, a manufacturing leader with more than two decades of experience, will manage the operations for the assembly and packaging of the 6,000 finished plumbing products produced every year at the T&S headquarters in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
Rinnai America, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation based in Japan, has become the first major tankless water heater brand to have a U.S. manufacturing facility with advanced automation and precision assembly processes, the company notes.
According to data published by the United Nations Statistics Division, by 2019 China accounted for 28.7 percent of global manufacturing — more than 10% ahead of the U.S. Manufacturing products in the states comes with a set of challenges, but it also offers benefits for consumers and the U.S. economy.
Plumbing Manufacturers International 2021 Virtual Legislative Forum prepared PMI's members for upcoming advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels, as lawmakers debate infrastructure packages, climate legislation and government spending within the context of a strong economic recovery. Presenters also discussed federal procurement requirements and anti-counterfeiting legislation.
In April, Niagara held a virtual launch event, announcing its new Niagara Wholesale Program and more than 100 new products designed to help wholesalers serve the needs of their plumbing professional clients by offering advanced technology and high performance for those looking for a wide variety of water-efficient products.
Oatey Co. announced it has relocated its Texas distribution operations to a new Irving, Texas, Distribution Center, to further support customers throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region. Previously, the company’s distribution center was located in nearby Arlington, Texas.
Basco Shower Enclosures participated in the national Bread of Life Food Drive to benefit Our Daily Bread food pantry in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the course of a month, Basco employees collected more than 25 boxes of canned goods and other non-perishables along with numerous generous cash donations.
PMI’s efforts to have plumbing manufacturers designated as essential businesses by the federal government were successful, allowing PMI member companies to keep production lines moving, sustain employment, and contribute to the national effort against a deadly virus.
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