St. Thomas Buys Altmans

St. Thomas Buys Altmans

National City, CA St. Thomas Creations, the manufacturer of sinks, faucets and bath fixtures headquartered here, has purchased Altmans, the well-known Los Angeles-based distributor of faucets and fittings.

The acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, was announced last month by St. Thomas, which is part of the G.I.S. Group, Mexico's leading manufacturer of tile and plumbing fixtures.

"Our first priority with Altman's is to re-invigorate the innovative design heritage that first distinguished the company," said St. Thomas v.p. Michael Allen Sr., who was named president of Altmans.

Altmans, founded in 1987 by Sidney Altman, is best known for its distinctive and imaginative styling, including waterfall tub spouts sculpted in dolphin, swan and dragon designs.