The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) added a new member: Cleveland-based plumbing products leader Oatey Co.
HIRI is a membership based, independent, not-for-profit organization of manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and allied organizations in the home improvement industry. HIRI ended 2012 with 77 members.
"We look forward to Oatey joining our other leading member organizations in the industry in using research to better run their business," said Fred Miller, managing director of HIRI.
Founded in 1916, Cleveland-based Oatey Co. is a maker of solvent cements, roof flashings, washing machine outlet boxes, air admittance valves, plumbing chemicals, wax bowl rings and hundreds of other plumbing specialty products.
HIRI is managed by Lebhar-Friedman, the parent company of HCN.