PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 10, 2012) — A new exhibit designed to teach children about the importance of water conservation has opened at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, Ohio, thanks in large part to a partnership with American Standard and WinWholesale, Inc.
Through the interactive “Splash!” exhibit, museum goers of all ages learn about the earth’s water cycle, the impacts that humans have on water access and quality, and about careers — like plumbing, geology and environmental conservation — related to water stewardship.
The museum contacted WinWholesale, headquartered in Dayton, about participating in the exhibit. Upon agreeing to take part, WinWholesale contacted American Standard to also partner with the museum.
“We were pleased the Boonshoft Museum asked WinWholesale to become involved in the water conservation exhibit in our home town," said Rick Schwartz, WinWholesale CEO and chairman. "We knew we could count on American Standard Brands, one of our most important product suppliers, to help with the display."
“The goals of this new exhibit perfectly complement our own efforts to promote the importance of water efficiency in homes and in the workplace,” said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands.
The eye-catching displays employ familiar plumbing fixtures to help visitors understand how individual actions impact water resources – including aquifers, rivers, and lakes. The product donation from American Standard to the museum included bathroom faucets from the Town Square®, Berwick®, Studio®, Copeland™, and Portsmouth® collections, as well as a Pekoe® semi-professional kitchen faucet.
“Increasing awareness about how our individual choices affect and improve water quality is an important mission for American Standard,” Gould emphasized. He pointed to the company’s broad selection of water-saving, high performing WaterSense®-certified faucets and toilets, in addition to the company’s partnership with the Green Education Foundation (GEF) to develop a K-12 curriculum focused on water conservation.
Said Diane Farrell, vice president of external relations at the Boonshoft Museum, “We are confident that educating the public about the relationships between healthy water, healthy lives, and healthy economies through this permanent exhibit is an effective way to encourage water conservation. We are pleased to partner with American Standard and WinWholesale to advance this worthy cause.”
For more information on the water conservation efforts and water efficient plumbing products from American Standard, visit www.americanstandard.com, www.responsiblebathroom.com, or call (800) 899-2614.
ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS
American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. The company is online at www.americanstandard.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/amercanstandard and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanStandardPlumbing.
WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ABOUT WINWHOLESALE INC.
WinWholesale Inc. (www.winwholesale.com) is a leading supplier of domestic and industrial supplies and materials headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company consists of more than 450 wholesaling corporations in which WinWholesale is an equity partner, and also Noland Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Noland is a wholesaler with nearly 70 locations mainly in the Southeast. Collectively, WinWholesale is referred to as “The Win Group of Companies.” In the group are companies conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of plumbing and heating supplies; industrial pipes, valves and fittings; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; electrical equipment; industrial and commercial fastening hardware; waterworks and utility supplies; and domestic, commercial and industrial pumps. Follow WinWholesale on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT THE BOONSHOFT MUSEUM
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery serves approximately 250,000 people per year and is the Miami Valley region's premier family learning destination. The 94,000 square foot venue houses the region's only Planetarium, and the nation's only public solar observatory. The Museum is recognized by the prestigious Association of Science Technology Centers; they are accredited by the American Association of Museums and they are an accredited live animal zoo through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In addition, they are recognized by the Association of Children's Museums, a national network of institutions dedicated to providing interactive learning experiences for youth.
Diane Farrell, vice president, external relations, at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, Ohio, explains part of the "Splash" exhibit to Jim Gallagher (center), national sales director for American Standard, and Paul Donarum, vice president, WinWholesale Sourcing Services. American Standard and WinWholesale partnered with the museum to help fund the water conservation exhibit.