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Jan 19, 2016, 16:42 ET
The first residential faucets created with 3D printing will be the centerpiece of the DXV by American Standard booth at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, celebrating this breathtaking revolution in faucet design and engineering.

American Standard Unveils New Collections and 3D Printed Metal Faucets at Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY SHOW -- American Standard Brands is unveiling new kitchen and bath product innovations here today that improve health,...

Jan 18, 2016, 14:28 ET
The American Standard VorMax high-style, water-efficient toilet has received the 2015 GOOD DESIGN award for design excellence in the Bath category. The Heritage model is pictured here.

American Standard VorMax Toilets Win 2015 GOOD DESIGN Award for Traditional Styling, Innovation

The revolutionary VorMax toilet line from American Standard has been named a 2015 GOOD DESIGN award recipient in the Bath category for design...

Nov 19, 2015, 12:31 ET
On World Toilet Day, November 19th, American Standard announces an expansion of its Flush For Good initiative aimed at improving the quality of life for more than 20 million people with safer sanitation facilities by 2020.

American Standard Honors World Toilet Day With Sanitation Systems for Sub-Saharan Africa

On the 14th annual World Toilet Day, American Standard announces an expansion of its Flush For Good initiative aimed at improving the quality of...

Nov 06, 2015, 11:42 ET

American Standard Withdraws Plans for Manufacturing and Distribution Facility

American Standard Brands is withdrawing plans to establish a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davidson County, Tennessee, the company...

Apr 20, 2015, 13:33 ET
The SaTo hygienic toilet pan, invented by American Standard, was recognized with a 2014 Patents for Humanity award from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for improving sanitation conditions in developing countries.

American Standard Receives Patents for Humanity Award

American Standard has been honored with a Patents for Humanity award from the U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office...

Feb 06, 2015, 10:53 ET

Michael Marchi Named Chief Operating Officer of American Standard Brands

American Standard Brands announced today the appointment of Michael Marchi to the newly created role of chief operating officer, effective March...

Jan 19, 2015, 13:47 ET
Jim McHale, Ph.D., global sanitation products business unit leader at American Standard Brands, will speak at the 2015 World Toilet Summit in India.

Jim McHale, Ph.D., of American Standard Brands to Speak at World Toilet Summit

Global sanitation expert Dr. Jim McHale of American Standard Brands will speak at the 14th annual World Toilet Summit in New Delhi, India, on...

Nov 19, 2014, 12:32 ET
On World Toilet Day (November 19), American Standard Brands issues a Global Sanitation Report featuring the latest information on the lack of safe sanitation facilities plaguing nearly 40 percent of the world population.

American Standard Issues 2014 Global Sanitation Report on World Toilet Day

 In recognition of the 13th annual World Toilet Day on November 19, American Standard has released a Global Sanitation Report offering the...

Nov 11, 2014, 12:22 ET
Loaded with features delivering a powerfully clean flush that makes routine maintenance easy, the WaterSense-certified Optum VorMax from American Standard combines beauty and superior performance that is also water efficient.

Revolutionary American Standard Optum VorMax Toilet Delivers the Cleanest Flush Ever Engineered

 Eliminate those dreaded skid marks, splatter, and clingy dirt for good. The Optum VorMax toilet by American Standard features a new flushing...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:19 ET
Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands, will speak about the Company's commitment to improving sanitation around the world at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting on September 23, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard CEO to Lead Global Sanitation Session at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

American Standard Brands President and CEO Jay Gould will speak at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting tomorrow on the topic of...

Aug 20, 2014, 12:47 ET
NGO Water For People will be distributing 600,000 American Standard SaTo sanitary toilet pans over the next five years to residents in developing countries using open pit latrines. (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Partners with Water For People to Improve Sanitation Facilities Worldwide

A new partnership between American Standard Brands and NGO Water For People will focus on improving quality of life and access to safe sanitation...

Aug 14, 2014, 14:16 ET
American Standard Vice President - Design Jean-Jacques L'Henaff (front) leads the Company's newly reorganized creative design team, comprised of skilled members Greg Reinecker, Emilie Williams, Christophe Bucher, Gabriela Ravassa and Alyson Lyons. (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Expands U.S. Design Team with Addition of Three Experienced Creative Pros

 As part of its ongoing effort to expand and enhance the role of design across its key business processes, American Standard Brands recently...

Jun 19, 2014, 12:29 ET
Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of LIXIL Corporation, the largest housing and building materials company in Japan. (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard CEO Jay Gould Appointed to LIXIL Corporation Board of Directors

Plumbing manufacturer American Standard Brands announced that President and CEO Jay Gould has been appointed to the Board of Directors of LIXIL...

Mar 20, 2014, 14:13 ET
Twenty years since the original Energy Policy Act went into effect, the U.S. has transitioned from water-guzzling toilets using 3.5 gallons of water per flush (gpf) to low-flow 1.6 gallon models to high efficiency toilets using just 1.28 gallons. Follow the path to water efficiency, including MaP testing, WaterSense certification and energy savings with this instructive infographic.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

18 Trillion Gallons of Water Saved during 20 Years of Low-Flow Toilet Regulations

 Americans have saved more than 18 trillion gallons of water — roughly the volume of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay — by embracing...

Mar 13, 2014, 16:34 ET
Stately, sculptural and well-proportioned, the DXV St. George suite's freestanding tub, pedestal sink and one-piece toilet, all in canvas white, pay tribute to the decorative details perfected at the turn of last century, the height of the Classic movement. Faucets, floor-mounted tub filler and accessories in platinum nickel from the DXV Landfair collection, another Classic movement offering, add a touch of elegantly refined ornamentation.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Celebrates 15 Decades of Design with DXV

 DXV by American Standard is a new flagship luxury bathroom and kitchen brand that celebrates and draws on the storied plumbing company's...

Nov 19, 2013, 13:29 ET
American Standard joins WASH United and the World Toilet Organization in celebrating the 12th annual World Toilet Day on November 19th. This effort is aimed at increasing awareness of the global sanitation crisis and supporting groups that work to improve this situation.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Donates Hundreds of Thousands of Toilet Systems to Bangladesh

On the 12th annual World Toilet Day — and the first officially recognized by the United Nations — American Standard celebrates the...

Oct 10, 2013, 13:15 ET
The How-to-Buy Guide for the Bathroom from American Standard helps to simplify the bathroom remodeling process, with helpful videos and product links.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

Bathroom Remodeling Simplified from Start to Finish in New E-Book

Just in time for the fall home improvement season, American Standard has released the How-To-Buy Guide for the Bathroom, an essential tool for...

Oct 04, 2013, 09:00 ET

American Standard Brands Announces Nationwide Distribution Partnership With Ferguson Enterprises

American Standard Brands ("American Standard"), a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high quality kitchen and bath products,...

Oct 02, 2013, 13:46 ET
American Standard President and CEO Jay Gould (far right) announced his company's Commitment to Action during the recent Clinton Global Initiatives (CGI) conference. American Standard pledged to improve sanitation and quality of life for three million people around the world from 2014 to 2017. Earlier this year, the company launched the Flush for Good campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the global sanitation crisis and creating innovative solutions to help stop the spread of disease caused by inadequate sanitation facilities in developing countries.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to Improve Global Sanitation

 American Standard announced an official Commitment to Action with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, pledging to improve...

Aug 15, 2013, 15:10 ET
Daigo Ishiyama, engineer and industrial designer at American Standard, researched and then field tested the SaTo sanitary toilet pan, developed to improve sanitation and reduce the transmission of disease from pit latrines in Bangladesh. His learning will help the company create an appropriate sanitation solution for residents Sub-Saharan Africa, who live with a scarcity of water.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Awarded Grant to Improve Sanitation in Africa

 In 2012, one of the most respected toilet manufacturers in the world partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates...