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Underwriters Laboratories and ICC Evaluation Service announce first client to complete dual PMG listing program

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 8, 2010 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. ® (ICC-ES®), announced today that Measurement Specialties, Inc., has successfully completed the dual listing program for plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas (PMG) products.  The Dual PMG Listing Program provides authorities having jurisdiction and construction professionals with the validation that PMG products are code-compliant and meet the rigorous testing requirements of both ICC-ES and UL.

To demonstrate code and safety standard compliance, ICC-ES and UL follow an 8-12 week testing process where products are tested and manufacturing facilities are inspected to both UL and ICC-ES requirements. After successfully completing this investigation process, product manufacturers are awarded certification and granted approval to use both the UL Plumbing Mark and ICC-ES PMG Mark on the product and its packaging that meet the current certification requirements.

"The safety of manufactured products is crucial to achieving market success," said Jerry Freeman, senior application engineer, Measurement Specialties, Inc. "We turned to these organizations, with more than 200 years of combined industry leadership, to help expedite the certification process and increase our speed-to-market in order to better serve our customers." 

The PMG listing program facilitates national and international acceptance of listed products wherever the International Pluming Code (IPC) or the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) have been adopted. The dual listing covers both the IPC and UPC, any referenced standards in those codes, and any applicable prescriptive requirements in the codes. The International Code Council® (ICC®), the parent organization of ICC-ES, publishes the International Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes, which to date have been adopted in 47 states at either the state or local jurisdiction level, and in countries including Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

"Completing the Dual PMG Listing Program provides Measurement Specialties with not just one, but two reputable listings helping to differentiate its in-line pressure transducer product line in an increasingly competitive potable water market," said Jeff Smith, general manager, UL Global Water and Food Safety Business. "Program participants also benefit from the combined strengths of the UL and ICC-ES marks and are provided with a more efficient and cost-effective process for achieving the required product certification and compliance."

ICC-ES President Mark Johnson adds, "Successfully completing the Dual PMG Listing Program and using  both the ICC-ES and UL marks provides Measurement Specialties' in-line pressure transducer increased market visibility and credibility, and eases the process of approval of the product by Authorities Having Jurisdiction, who place their reliance and trust on the integrity of these two organizations."

For more information on the ICC/ES - UL Dual PMG Listing Program visit http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/contactus/faq/industries/plumbingagreement/ or http://www.icc-es.org/pmg

You may also contact: Tom Bowman at 1-847-664-3796 or Thomas.A.Bowman@us.ul.com or Richard Beck at 1-800-423-6587, ext. 5690 or rbeck@icc-es.org