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PMI’s fall conference focuses on strengthening partnerships in industry

November 09, 2012
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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) held its 2012 Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7-10. The conference focused on “Promoting Plumbing as a Profession” and in strengthening the partnerships surrounding the industry, according to a press release.

“As a leader in plumbing avocation, we serve as the voice for the industry leading innovation and legislation. We are dedicated to, and serious about, water efficiency, health, safety, quality and environmental sustainability of plumbing products, while maximizing consumer choice and value in a fair and open marketplace,” says PMI Executive Director Barbara C. Higgens. “This year’s Fall Conference reinforced that direction and aimed to set a tone for moving forward.”

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Focused on strengthening the plumbing industry by elevating its perception as both a vital professional and highly skilled industry, PMI and its members used this conference to layout the framework for strengthening the partnerships in the industry, stated the release.

From manufacturing to legislative and regulatory sectors, from engineering to environmental, from professional to public, from domestic and to international — all sectors were considered, noted the release.

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Higgens continues, “PMI and its members are deeply committed to growing the plumbing industry in safe and sustainable ways and in doing it in partnership with others who share those goals.”

Member support of this direction is strong — nearly 100 people attended the conference representing PMI’s member companies and prospective new members from 14 states (a 94 percent attendance rate).

Read the entire press release here.

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