The IMARK Plumbing preferred suppliers listed below were recognized based on the results of a member ranking process, which was determined by the suppliers’ level of involvement in the following areas: IMARK marketing, communications, and training programs, IMARK program execution and the support of IMARK members. Awards were given within each of the following categories, Marketing, Merchandising, Product and Promotion.
Reed Manufacturing in Erie, Pennsylvania is celebrating 125 years of supplying industry with pipe tools and vises for the professional trades. Carl Reed, scion of one of Erie’s pioneer families, along with three partners, started the business in 1896. REED started by manufacturing pipe wrenches and plumbing supplies, as is still the case, but also scales, bicycles, and laundry machinery.
PMI announced the election of Martin Knieps as president of the 2022 PMI Board of Directors during PMI’s 67th Annual Meeting of the Membership yesterday. The senior director of operational excellence at Viega, Knieps succeeds Todd Teter, senior vice president and general manager of the Professional Plumbing Group House of Rohl North America, a division of Moen. Teter will remain on the board as immediate past president. The meeting was held during the PMI21 Manufacturing Success Conference in San Diego.
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.
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