The Association of Industry Manufacturers Representatives has endorsed and declared its support of ISH North America, the newly launched international trade show scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2002, at the National Trade Centre in Toronto, Canada. AIM/R will participate in the ISH NA trade show and affiliated programs.

Kohler Co., Moen Inc., and Elkay Manufacturing, have committed to exhibiting at ISH NA. More than 70 companies are early exhibitor sign-ups for the 2002 ISH NA, including A. O. Smith, Bradford White, Charlotte Pipe, Embassy Industries, Gerber, Halsey-Taylor, In-Sink-Erator, ITT Fluid Handling, Ondine, J. R. Smith, Slant/Fin, Whirlpool Corp., Wirsbo, Woodford, and Zurn Industries. Several other "highly recognizable" brand name companies also are close to committing, according to ISH NA show management.

ISH NA also has received commitments from Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Switzerland to support multi-exhibitor pavilions in Toronto. Currently, 360,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space has been reserved. To view the current ISH NA exhibitor list, go to

Messe Frankfurt Inc. is hosting ISH NA in cooperation with the American Supply Association, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - National Association. ISH stands for International Sanitation & Heating. Each association will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with ISH NA in 2002.

ISH NA will encompass the fields of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, kitchen and bath, appliances and energy management, spanning the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

The second ISH NA will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Sept. 16-18, 2003.

To reserve booth space or ask exhibit-related questions for ISH NA, contact Dirk Ebener, executive director, Messe Frankfurt, 1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 515, Atlanta, Ga. 30339; phone 770/984-8016 (ext. 17); fax 770/984-8023; email