Plumbing and Mechanical

Delta Enters Into, Withdraws From KB Home Pilot Program

September 1, 2007

On Aug. 1, Delta Faucet Co. sent a letter to distributors and other members of the industry announcing that it planned to conduct a pilot program with the Inland Valley division of KB Home in Southern California in which it would move its product lines through the Penske Logistics warehouse. According to Delta, KB had entered into an agreement with Penske to warehouse and supply many of the finished products that KB specifies and had requested that Delta supply its faucets through the Penske warehouse.

The pilot program was scheduled to begin in September. In mid-August, Delta confirmed that a decision was made to withdraw from the pilot program.

“Since making the announcement, we have spoken with and received feedback from our valued trade channel partners from across the country, including distributors and plumbing contractors,” said Jon Dartt, vice president of sales at Delta Faucet. “After considering this feedback and talking with KB Home, Delta Faucet Co. has decided to withdraw from the pilot.”