Mansfield Plumbing Offers 2015 Industry Insights.
Continued focus on water conservation. Increased consumer
conveniences. Faster delivery of product. These are some of the
top trends for 2015 in the plumbing products industry identified
by leaders of Mansfield Plumbing.
"Enhanced flushing performance with less water consumption is
definitely a continued trend with high focus in our industry," says
Jim Morando, president of Mansfield Plumbing. "The days of
inefficient and wasteful water usage are gone. The preference in
today's marketplace is for toilets with 1.28 Gpf or lower. That's
where key manufacturing changes will take place in the coming years
to accommodate this trend."
Morando relates that the creation of more consumer-friendly features
in toilets will see increased attention in the next year.
"Conveniences such as touch-less flushing, easy cleaning, and
improved design styles are all gaining traction with consumers,"
says Morando. "And, dual-flush toilets to remove water waste versus
solid waste are still growing in popularity as a way for consumers
to embrace water conservation in the home."
Another key trend Morando identifies is the desire by plumbers and
builders for faster access to sanitaryware and bathware products for
their projects. "Waiting weeks to get a toilet or tub after ordering
is unrealistic and aggravating for industry professionals," says
Morando. "There's a need for faster service in our industry. That
doesn't mean sacrificing quality. It means manufacturers must
respond to marketplace needs by providing quality products in a
timely manner that help installers save time, money and on expensive
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More than 90 percent of the
millions of sanitaryware pieces made each year by Mansfield
Plumbing are constructed in the United States. Because the
products are made in America, the company offers shorter
lead times and higher fill rates than any other vitreous
"To make life better for our customers, we commit to
shipping full truckload orders of USA-made products in just
seven business days," says Morando. "That's the kind of
service that allows plumbers and builders to move forward
quickly with their projects. As a bonus, our Made in the USA
products mean we're providing more jobs to American workers.
Plus, we're helping lower the carbon footprint versus those
sanitaryware products made and shipped from China and other
In the bathware arena, Mansfield leaders have seen a trend
develop during the past two years of sales increasing of
smaller tubs as opposed to larger tubs. "We believe this
'downsizing' of tub sizes has to do with more homes being
remodeled in recent years and requiring 'fit to space' sized
bathtubs," says Morando. "We're adding a new, smaller tub in
2015 to meet this need while still offering our expansive
collection of larger tubs for new construction
Mansfield Plumbing precision manufactures millions of pieces
of sanitaryware and bathware each year at its facilities in
Perrysville and Big Prairie, Ohio and in Henderson, Texas.
Founded in 1929, Mansfield Plumbing, which is owned by
Corona, is a leading producer of top-quality, high-design,
performance plumbing fixtures and fittings for use in
residential, commercial and institutional markets. For more
www.mansfieldplumbing.com or call 877-850-3060.
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