PMI announces Franke and Similor AG as newest manufacturing members

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced that its board of directors voted to approve Franke as the newest manufacturing member of PMI. The announcement was made by PMI President Fernando Fernandez, Director of Codes and Standards, TOTO USA. Franke is the second member to be added this year, following Similor AG, whose status as manufacturing member was announced last month.

Franke is a sink manufacturer, and Similor AG a faucet manufacturer. 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. Our membership constitutes 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.

Both Franke and Similor AG sent representatives from their companies to the 2014 PMI Fall Conference as prospective members to see the benefits of PMI in action, prior to making their applications. 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 October 26-29, 2015 at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas. Prospective members interested in attending may contact PMI directly at 847-481-5500 and watch for event details and registration information to be posted at in the coming months, or contact PMI for information about other current events.

Details about the benefits and value of membership, eligibility, and how to join and are available on the PMI website at


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