Kohler Co. and American Standard have agreed to exhibit - for the first time - at this year's ISH North America trade show in Boston, Oct. 14-16. The ISH NA Web site lists each company as an exhibitor with respective booth numbers. American Standard's Canadian office participated in ISH NA 2002 in Toronto.

Show partners Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - National Association, Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, Radiant Panel Association, American Supply Association, and organizer Messe Frankfurt view Kohler's and American Standard's participation as verification that ISH NA's new biennial format is being affirmed by the industry.

As of mid-March, nearly 300 exhibitors had committed to this year's show, including many companies for international pavilions, including Italy, Germany, China, Taiwan and Switzerland. In 2003, ISH NA drew more than 500 exhibitors, a number Messe Frankfurt expects to exceed this year.

Kohler's booth selection indicates the company has “right-sized” its participation by reserving one of the show's larger spaces. Kohler also will sponsor “Kohler Night” with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - National Association.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jones, trade fair manager at Messe Frankfurt Inc., at 770-984-8016, or toll-free 866-984-8016, or visit the ISH NA Web site at www.ish-na.com.