SCHAUMBURG, IL - The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI), the voluntary, not-for-profit national trade association serving manufacturers of plumbing products, is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month as the "Voice of the Plumbing Industry," the trade association has announced.

In November of 1975, the Schaumburg, IL-based organization – then known as the Plumbing Brass Institute – changed its name to the PMI and expanded its scope to include more than brass fittings manufacturers. Currently, the association represents manufacturers from virtually every plumbing product line, and has increased its role in the legislative, regulatory, and codes and standards arenas.

To that end, the institute hosted two forums over the summer, designed as a value-added resource to its members.

"PMI has changed, much as the industry has changed," said PMI executive director Barbara Higgens. "Consumers no longer see the bathroom as merely a necessary room in the house; instead it has become a focal point of relaxation and rejuvenation."

For more information about the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute, contact PMI at 1340 Remington Road, Suite A, Schaumburg, IL 60173; via telephone at 847-884-9PMI, or visit the website at