Recognizing that the plumbing products industry is experiencing globalization at an increasingly rapid pace, the Board of Directors of both Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and the U.S.-based Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) agreed that a mechanism for cooperation between the two organizations through a voluntary exchange of information on common educational, technical, scientific, legislative and regulatory matters that affect the plumbing products industries globally was required.

“Since both organizations focus their objectives on disseminating educational, scientific and technical information and expertise to their members, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding reinforces the opportunity to collectively enhance the acceptance of plumbing products while providing and expanding opportunities for consumers to have safe, efficient and affordable plumbing products on a more global basis,” says CIPH chairman Barry Raycroft.

The memorandum was signed by PMI’s executive director Barbara Higgens and CIPH’s president and general manager Ralph Suppa at the recent PMI spring meeting formalized an already strong and cooperative relationship that has existed for over ten years. CIPH says it intends to formalize similar agreements with other allied North American trade associations.

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