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IAPMO R&T Gains Accreditation for Certification in Mexico 

Ontario, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2014) – IAPMO R&T, North America’s leading provider of certification and listing services for manufacturers of plumbing, mechanical and solar products, is now accredited to certify such products for use throughout Mexico by the nation’s premier non-governmental body for the accreditation of testing laboratories and certification bodies, entidad mexicana de acreditación, a.c. (ema).

As a result of this unprecedented accreditation, IAPMO R&T is now able to offer certification services for fluxometers, shower fixtures, toilets, and admission and discharge valves for toilet tanks manufactured for installation in Mexico.

“This accreditation represents a significant milestone for us as it makes IAPMO R&T the only U.S.-based certification agency that can offer plumbing product certification services for the entire North American market — the United States, Canada and now Mexico,” said Ohannes Dembekjian, a senior director for IAPMO R&T.

IAPMO and IAPMO R&T have provided comprehensive certification services throughout the United States since the 1930s and expanded into Canada 10 years ago, soon growing into the leading provider by far of plumbing product certifications in the nation.

“Those manufacturers of products maintaining active listings for the U.S. and Canadian markets can enjoy immediate benefits from this new accreditation by expanding their products’ market reach with a Mexican listing, as well,” said Jin Luo, a senior director for IAPMO R&T.

In June, IAPMO R&T Lab, The IAPMO Group’s long-trusted name in independent testing for the plumbing, mechanical and electro-plumbing industries, similarly gained ema-accreditation for the testing of water closets, flushometer valves, fill and flush valves and showerheads destined for the Mexican market.

The IAPMO Group offers an extensive menu of services — product testing and certification, code and standard development, training and education — offering clients worldwide one-stop shopping for all of their plumbing, mechanical and solar needs needs, all with fast turnaround and industry-renowned customer service. For a complete listing of available services, visit www.iapmo.org.

IAPMO R&T will now offer three types of certification for products in Mexico, ranging from one year to three years. For details about each type of certification, or for more information on IAPMO R&T’s North American certification programs, contact Brenda Madonna (brenda.madonna@iapmort.org) at (909) 472-4100 , or visit www.iapmort.org.

IAPMO R&T certifies and lists plumbing, mechanical, electrical and solar products according to established US and Canadian codes and standards, ensuring continuous compliance to such documents. IAPMO R&T is part of The IAPMO Group’s family of companies.