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ICC-ES News Release
For Immediate Release:
Oct. 15, 2014
www.icc-es.org
For more information, contact:
Melanie Edwards
Tel: 1-800-423-6587 x5688
medwards@icc-es.org
Hamat Sanitary Fittings and Cast Receive Two New ICC Evaluation Service PMG Certifications to 2015
I-Codes and Low Lead Requirements

    The ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas (PMG) Listing Program has issued two new reports — PMG-1280 and PMG-1281 — to Hamat Sanitary Fittings and Cast.
 
    ICC-ES has certified Hamat’s plumbing supply fittings (PMG-1280) to the 2015, 2012 and 2009 editions of the International Plumbing Code® and International Residential Code®. The products were also certified to the 2012 and 2009 Uniform Plumbing Codes and the 2010 and 2005 editions of the National Plumbing Code of Canada.
 
    “We are very honored with Hamat’s decision to certify their products with ICC-ES PMG. They are a major manufacturer in Israel looking for affordable reports known for their high quality and excellence that code officials and inspectors in North America refer to for code compliance,” said Dawn LaFleur Qualley, Program Director of ICC-ES PMG. “Not only did they receive a top quality report, they also received the customer attention that they deserved. We understand the urgency for manufacturers to get products to market; therefore, we provided them with this critical service and will continue to do so.”
 
    Hamat’s plumbing supply fittings (devices and components) included in PMG-1281 have been certified to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, California Health and Safety Code 1116875 (the California Lead Plumbing Law), NSF/ANSI 372-2011, Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content S.3874 and the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.

    “Hamat's experience with ICC-ES PMG has been extremely positive,” said Peter Kurz, Export Consultant for Hamat Sanitary Fittings and Cast. “We are also in the final stages of testing required for our faucets: ASME mechanical tests; NSF 61 and 372; and AB 1953 for no lead. We highly recommend all other faucet companies take advantage of the convenience, professionalism, experience and customer service of ICC-ES PMG. The conformance to these standards will enable Hamat to seriously expand and develop its private label offerings to many new OEM and Private Label customers.”

    With the ICC-ES certification, Hamat can now 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.  
  
    With ICC’s 57,000 members, many code officials throughout the U.S. and Canada are requiring the ICC-ES PMG marks on products before approving for installation. When a project is delayed in the field, manufacturers call ICC-ES for a resolution. They receive peace of mind that ICC-ES will perform due diligence in an expedited manner to produce the certification reports code officials need to demonstrate code compliance.
 
    The ICC-ES PMG Listing Program has wide acceptance throughout North America offering 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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