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ICC-ES News Release
For Immediate Release:
April 24, 2014
www.icc-es.org
For more information, contact:
Melanie Edwards
Tel: 1-800-423-6587 x5688
medwards@icc-es.org
Conbraco Industries Chooses ICC Evaluation Service
PMG Certification to Distribute in U.S. and Canada

   The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) Listing Program recently issued PMG-1237 to Conbraco Industries, Inc. (Apollo Valves).  The program certified Conbraco's forged full port threaded and press end brass ball valves to the 2012, 2009 and 2006 editions of the International Plumbing Code®, International Residential Code®, Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2010 National Plumbing Code of Canada. With the ICC-ES certification, Conbraco can distribute its products in both the U.S. and Canada. The ICC-ES PMG program is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). All Canadian provinces and territories accept the ICC-ES cPMG mark of conformity.  

    "Conbraco sought a reputable certification body that offered quick turnaround time, combined with the quality and value ICC-ES offers," said Dawn LaFleur Qualley, ICC-ES PMG Certification Program Manager. "We provided them with the solution to expand their markets in Canada and throughout the U.S."

     "We are more than satisfied with the level of service and short amount of time it took us to receive our ICC-ES PMG listing," said Bill Hooks, Conbraco Product Engineer. "By using the ICC-ES listing program, we can get our product to market very quickly. We highly recommend any manufacturer seeking PMG product distribution within the U.S. or Canada to contact ICC-ES for their certification needs."

     With ICC's 57,000 members, many code officials throughout the U.S. and Canada are requiring the ICC-ES cPMG mark on products before approving for installation. When a project is held up in the field, the manufacturers call ICC-ES for a resolution and they receive peace of mind that ICC-ES will do its due diligence in an expedited manner and produce the certification reports code officials need to demonstrate code compliance.

    The ICC-ES PMG Listing Program has wide acceptance in North America and offers significant savings compared to competing listing services.The program does not require warehouse inspections or fees for additional company listings. When applying for an ICC-ES PMG listing, ICC-ES can also certify products to AB1953, NSF/ANSI Standard 372, S.3874 (Federal Law for Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water) and the requirements of WaterSense free of charge. For more information, contact ICC-ES at 1-800-423-6587, ext. 7643, or by e-mail at espmg@icc-es.org.

About ICC-ES
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States' leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. The ICC-ES Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today's codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. The Environmental Programs now offer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product's environmental performance. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council. For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.

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