1998 Press Releases


  • December 8
    Builder Satisfaction is Goal of New Copper Industry Program
    The Copper Development Association announces an innovative new program to provide marketing materials along with sales training and technical information to home builders who use copper and brass building products. Dubbed the Builder Satisfaction Program, the initiative's centerpiece is the 50-year manufacturer's limited warranty on all copper tube and fittings.
  • September 14
    Copper Industry Group Seeks to Correct Record In Flawed California Environmental Impact Report
    The Copper Development Association has filed a detailed response to the "Draft Environmental Impact Report for CPVC Pipe for Use for Potable Water Piping in Residential Buildings" with the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The HCD draft report, released in July, was part of an effort that would allow CPVC pipe to be used along with copper tubing for domestic water distribution systems. CPVC pipe is not permitted under current California codes.
  • September 8
    Staffing Changes at Copper Development Association
    There have been several management staffing changes at the Copper Development Association, headquartered here, since the beginning of the year due to a retirement, promotions and expanded staffing. Robert M. Payne, president, called the changes a dynamic move to take advantage of the talents and experience each individual has to offer CDA and to the U.S. copper and brass industry it represents.
  • July 13
    U.S. Copper Consumption Reaches Record High
    Domestic consumption of copper and copper alloy mill products reached a record high in 1997 of 8,310 million pounds, a 5.3% increase from the revised 1996 level of 7,890 million pounds. Exports of mill products in 1997 continued to grow also, up 11.9% at 766.1 million pounds, versus imports of 912.8 million pounds, an increase of 12.9% over the previous year.
  • July 2
    Copper Industry Offers Help to Correct Flaws in California EIR
    The Copper Development Association pledged today to assist California's Department of Housing and Community Development in correcting its seriously flawed draft Environmental Impact Report on the use of CPVC plastic pipe in residential plumbing systems. CDA President Robert M. Payne said, "It's important for HCD and the people of California to know all the facts about copper and why it's the nation's plumbing standard."
  • July 1
    Contact with Copper May Kill E. coli O157
    Preliminary research by the Center for Applied Microbiology and Research (CAMR), located in Wiltshire, U.K., indicates the disease-causing bacterium, E. coli O157, is killed within hours of its contact with copper surfaces, according to an announcement made here today by the International Copper Association, sponsor of the study.