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August 10, 2012

Lake Forest, Calif.-based Pfister is rolling out a product designed to make bathroom fixture upgrades easier for the homeowner.

Pfister has launched the first Universal Tub and Shower product in the faucet category, a tub and shower fixture that is compatible with eight different water valves from three of the leading manufacturers in the plumbing industry -- Pfister, Moen and Delta.

June 29, 2012

Faucet manufacturer Moen Inc. has announced the promotion of Ji Kim to director of global design, effective immediately. In her new role, Kim will be responsible for providing design leadership and vision for the global design team at Moen. She will set and drive strategy for product design in several countries for categories including faucets, showerheads, accessories and bath safety items.

April 13, 2012

High-performing bathroom faucets American Standard are now available nationwide at The Home Depot in the Marquette, Espana and Alejandra collections.

The products’ water-saving fixtures include washerless ceramic disc valves and the exclusive no-tools Speed Connect system.

September 29, 2011

Channel analysis
Year-over-year sales of faucets declined 10.8% in the 12 months from September 2010 through August 2011, according to consumer research from the Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group. The group estimated total sales during that period in excess of $1.2 billion. Unit volume also declined year over year, but only 4.6% — indicating consumers are shopping for bargains, and finding them.

September 1, 2011

Reaching out to home microbrewers, Milwaukee-based Perlick Corp. launched the patent-pending Stainless Steel Perl Faucet as the new standard on all residential beer-dispensing units.

August 8, 2011

On the fifth anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, organizers say the system has saved 125 billion gallons of water. That’s equal to three days’ flow of water over Niagara Falls.

Over the last five years, WaterSense labeled products have also helped users reduce their water and energy bills by more than $2 billion, avoid greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 1.2 million cars from the road, and save enough energy to power more than 1.5 million American homes for a year.

June 29, 2011

Innovation has not escaped the attention of the following home improvement companies. July’s New Product Showcase features goods from eco-friendly cleaners to a heated jacket and everything in between. Make sure to sign up for the HCN Daily and check out homechannelnews.com for the industry’s brightest product ideas.

September 25, 2007

The company estimates lower-than-expected housing starts, a large predictor of Masco’s sales of building materials....

July 15, 2007

More modern decorative plumbing fixtures appear to be making a comeback over staid and traditional...