CIPH reports sales increase for Canadian wholesalers in August.

TheCanadian Institute of Plumbing & Heatingreported an upswing in sales for its wholesaler members of 13.8% in August 2010 compared with August 2009.

CIPH noted that sales for the month were the highest they have been since 2007.

Year-to-date sales were up 8.8%, with all regions reporting increases.

Waterworks had another strong month in the West, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Plumbing posted a strong month in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec while PVF had a solid month in Quebec.

These results are from a confidential report produced for CIPH by the Profit Planning Group.