Delta Faucet Company Receives Indiana Innovation Award

November 21, 2011

Taylor, Mich. (November 21, 2011) - Delta Faucet Company, a Masco business, was named a recipient of the 2011 Indiana Innovation Awards for its Touch2O® Technology. Founded by Jerry McColgin, Steven Rosenburg, and the Greater Indy Innovation Roundtable, the awards honor the state's most innovative products and services.

"Delta Faucet has been an Indiana-based company for more than 50 years, and we are honored to be recognized by our state as one of the first Indiana Innovation Award winners. Our company is committed to developing innovative technologies and solutions that afford people around the world a smarter way to experience water. This award is a testament to that dedication," said Keith Allman, president, Delta Faucet Company.

Born of ethnographic research and human behavior studies, Touch2O Technology was developed to satisfy an unmet need to enhance the way people turn on the faucet with messy hands and turn off the water when it is not needed between tasks. With Touch2O Technology, users can start and stop the flow of water with a simple tap anywhere on the spout or the handle.

For an even cleaner experience, Delta introduced Touch2O.xt Technology for the home bathroom. The ".xt" stands for extra technology, which senses the user approaching the faucet and automatically activates the flow of water without contact. The entire faucet acts as a sensor, with a four-inch sensing field all around. When a user approaches the faucet from any direction within that four-inch field, the water will turn on. Moving out of range shuts off the water flow within seconds, helping to save water when it's not needed. Both technologies are available now.

For more information on Delta Faucet, visit For more information about the Indiana Innovation Awards, visit

About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, BrassCraft® water supply products, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and Quality cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit

About Delta Faucet
There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta® product: there is a better way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. From Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch, to a DIAMOND valve that helps the faucet last up to 5 million uses, Delta faucets incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful inspirational design, it's another way that Delta is more than just a faucet. A worldwide leader in faucets and related accessories, Delta Faucet sells products in more than 53 countries. For more information visit or call toll-free at 800-345-DELTA (3358).

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