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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...

Jun 18, 2013, 14:07 ET
The American Standard "Flush for Good" campaign donates one SaTo sanitary toilet pan to Bangladesh for every Champion toilet sold in North America during 2013, aiding in solving the global sanitation crisis.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Partners with WaterAid to Provide Global Sanitation Solutions

A new partnership between American Standard Brands and WaterAid seeks to save lives and improve access to safe sanitation in Bangladesh. Through...

Jun 11, 2013, 13:22 ET
Maria Chiclana, senior vice president and general counsel of American Standard Brands, has been named the 2013 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year winner.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Brands' Executive Wins General Counsel of the Year

Maria Chiclana, senior vice president and general counsel of American Standard Brands, has been named the 2013 NJBIZ General Counsel of the...

Apr 30, 2013, 12:55 ET
Matt Miller Joins American Standard Brands as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Business Development.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

Matt Miller Joins American Standard Brands as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Business Development

American Standard Brands announced today that Matt Miller has joined the company in the newly created position of senior vice president,...

Apr 10, 2013, 14:50 ET
Maria Chiclana, general counsel and senior vice president of American Standard Brands, has been named a finalist in the NJBIZ 2013 General Counsel of the Year awards program.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Brands' Executive Named as Finalist for General Counsel of Year

 Maria Chiclana, senior vice president and general counsel of American Standard Brands, has been named a finalist in the "Private Company with...

Apr 11, 2012, 10:30 ET
Daigo Ishiyama (right), an industrial designer with American Standard Brands, interviews a villager in Bangladesh, along with a representative from the International Development Enterprises (iDE). American Standard personnel recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Bangladesh, with the goal of developing a low-cost, prefabricated toilet system in developing world countries.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Brands Awarded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant to Develop Toilet System

One of the world's best known toilet brands has taken up the challenge to improve safety and sanitation in developing world countries. American...

Nov 09, 2011, 15:07 ET
The carbon-based filter in the new American Standard Streaming Filter Faucet provides crystal clear, odor-free drinking water at a 90 percent savings over the cost of bottled water.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

New Faucet Delivers Filtered Drinking Water Straight from the Tap

Homeowners in search of the best filtered drinking water should look no further than their kitchen sink, according to American Standard, which...

Oct 04, 2011, 13:00 ET
The sleek design of the WaterSense(R)-certified Decorum(TM) FloWise(R) urinal from American Standard brings high-end style and water efficiency to commercial applications.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Brands Debuts Stylish and Smart Water Saving Products for Homes and Businesses at 2011 Greenbuild Expo

GREENBUILD -- New product solutions save water, save on installation labor and save on maintenance — a winning trifecta for building owners...

Apr 26, 2011, 05:15 ET
The American Standard FunBath(TM), an innovative temporary tub conversion kit with a convenient 37-inch height, makes it easier for caregivers, while creating an engaging experience for kids.  (PRNewsFoto/American Standard Brands)

American Standard Brands Debuts Accessible Solutions and Approachable Luxury at 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

KITCHEN & BATH INDUSTRY SHOW Booth C-7038  — While household budgets are still tight, bathroom and kitchen remodels continue to...

Jan 12, 2011, 12:45 ET

American Standard Brands Spotlight Luxurious and Accessible Living Solutions at the 2011 International Builders' Show

INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS' SHOW -- With the number of aging homeowners on the rise and multigenerational households becoming commonplace, American...

Feb 09, 2010, 10:35 ET

Advanced Water Conservation Technology Saves Water, Improves Satisfaction in 21-Home Retrofit Test

Low flow delivered high satisfaction with at least 25 percent in water savings for 21 homeowners in two suburban Atlanta communities who...