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AUG 2019

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PMI Applauds 'WaterSense' Act WASHINGTON, DC — Plumbing Manufacturers International, the trade associa- tion representing the majority of the nation's leading plumbing products suppliers, has applauded the House Appropriations Committee for approving a fiscal year 2020 Department of the Interior/EPA spending bill that includes PMI-support- ed language calling for the preservation and funding of the EPA's "WaterSense" program. "Promoting water efficiency is an important part of PMI's mission and we have worked persistently with our allies and members to preserve and maintain the WaterSense program, which has saved more than three trillion gallons of water and billions of dollars in water and energy expenses over the past decade," said PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole. The House Appropriations Committee spending bill not only would provide continued funding and operation of the WaterSense program, which operates on a $3-million annual budget, but would boost EPA's overall funding while deliver- ing significant budget increases to several water and wastewater infrastructure programs, PMI said. PMI is supporting similar legislation in the U.S. Senate, the organization added. SEN Conference Set Next Month CHARLOTTE, NC — SEN Design Group, the Charlotte, NC-based buying and busi- ness-management support group, will conduct its latest in a series of semi-annual kitchen and bath conferences in Minneapolis next month. SEN's Fall Conference is scheduled for Sept. 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Minne- apolis hotel. The three-day event, open to SEN members and vendors, will include educational programs, workshops and social events. Information can be obtained at JennAir Opens New York City Showroom NEW YORK — An expansive new showroom space has been opened by JennAir at the Architects & Designers Building in New York City, the luxury appliance manufacturer announced. JennAir's "Flagship Experience," unveiled to the public last month, will enable consumers and design professionals to experience more than 200 products offered by the Whirlpool Corp.-owned luxury appliance brand, according to the company. REHAU Celebrates 40th Anniversary LEESBURG, VA — REHAU, the major supplier of polymer-based products for the cabinet, furniture, window and other industries, is marking the 40-year anniversary of establishing its North American headquarters in Leesburg, VA, the company announced. REHAU Leesburg's office campus oversees operations across four sub-regional administrative offices, 20 sales offices, nine plants and eight logistics centers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. "Company founder Helmut Wagner had great foresight in 1979 when he selected the Leesburg site amongst, at that time, rolling farmland and dirt roads for our North America headquarters," said Theo Haast, president of REHAU Americas. "This location is a beautiful green space [that] enables the company to grow in the Amer- icas by pushing the boundaries of what is possible with polymer-based solutions." "The REHAU family, with more than 20,000 colleagues in more than 50 coun- tries, can be very proud of our Leesburg journey over the past 40 years," Haast added. "The history we've made, and the innovative ideas we've shared, have shaped not only REHAU Americas but also REHAU globally." August 2019 • 17 TOP OF ITS CLASS Häfele's all-new Free Space gives cabinets a smooth, silent operation as well as soft close in a sleek, cleanly designed package. This innovative fl ap fi tting is more compact and offers unrivaled design fl exibility. Available for door panel weights up to 42 lbs. and up to 26" in height. Plus, the door stays put exactly where you open it. PUT HÄFELE'S FREE SPACE IN YOUR SHOWROOM AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS! Online & Livechat: Phone: 800.325.6202 | Email: NEW Circle No. 8 on Product Card

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