ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — The Board of Directors of Plumbing Manufacturers International has approved Viega LLC as the newest manufacturing member of PMI. Viega, a manufacturer of pipe fitting and joining systems for plumbing and heating, is the third member to be added this year, following Similor AG and Franke, whose status as manufacturing members was announced in March.
PMI membership consists of both manufacturing and allied members, who together represent more than 90 percent of the nation’s market share of plumbing products. Participation in PMI affords members the opportunity to work with other manufacturers to effect positive changes in the industry. PMI projects a strong voice on legislative and regulatory matters, plumbing and building codes and standards, and water conservation and provides marketing and management information to its members and the industry.
Representatives from Viega attended last year’s PMI Conference as prospective members to see the benefits of PMI in action, prior to making their applications, and will participate this year at the 2015 PMI Conference as full-fledged members. Eligible prospective members may attend a maximum of two PMI meetings as a non-member. In addition to the annual conferences, PMI hosts industry events and initiatives throughout the year including legislative fly-ins.
The year’s annual conference is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas and will focus on “The Future of Water: Wins, Woes and Worries.” Prospective members interested in attending may contact PMI directly at 847-481-5500 or register online at www.safeplumbing.org/2015conference.