ISH North America is pleased to announce that the Association of Industry Manufacturers Representatives, AIM/R, has decided to endorse and support ISH North America.

The inaugural ISH North America, the international trade fair for Kitchen & Bath, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, will be held at the National Trade Centre, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2002.

AIM/R is a trade association of independent sales representatives in the plumbing, heating, cooling, piping industry, and based in Chicago, Ill. AIM/R members typically are the top agencies in the industry.

The association is the national trade association that benefits the Plumbing, HVAC and related industries by prompting the proper utilization of representative functions and professional standards. AIM/R provides its members with a competitive advantage through education, information exchange, networking and a wide array of quality member services.

With more than 300 members, AIM/R covers the entire spectrum of the industry. The association will participate in the ISH North America trade show and affiliated programs.

The latest endorsement complements the growing list of affiliated industry associations at a time when domestic and international support for ISH North America is gaining momentum. The show organizers, Messe Frankfurt, the American Supply Association (ASA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) report a growing list of exhibitors - including many prominent industry leaders. Additionally, international buyer and exhibitor participation is expected from many European countries, Latin America and Asia.

For more information on ISH North America please contact: Messe Frankfurt Inc.'s Dirk Ebener at 770/984-8016, fax: 770/984-8023, e-mail:, or Web: