ISH North America (NA) announced that Masco Corp. has committed to exhibiting at the newly launched international trade show scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2002, at the National Trade Centre in Toronto, Canada. Masco has indicated Delta Faucet, Brass Craft Mfg. and Mirolin Industries will be among its units exhibiting under the Masco banner.

Masco joins Moen, Kohler, Elkay, Ridgid Tool, Grohe, Symmons, IPEX, Conbraco, Liberty Pumps, Heat-Fab and Powers Process Controls as the first 100 companies making early commitments to exhibit. (To view the current ISH NA exhibitor list, go to

Separately, ISH NA announced that the Canadian Association of Pump Manufacturers (CAPM) has become an "honorary sponsor" for the 2002 event. CAPM members are manufacturers of, and suppliers of raw materials for pumps sold in Canada. The 52-year-old organization represents more than 90 percent of the domestic pump business in Canada, with a primary focus on potable and wastewater pumps.

CAPM joins the Association of Manufacturers Representatives (AIM/R), as trade groups recently endorsing ISH NA. AIM/R is a trade association of independent sales representatives in the plumbing, heating, cooling, piping industry, and based in Chicago. AIM/R members typically are the top agencies in the industry.

Messe Frankfurt Inc. hosts ISH NA (ISH stands for International Sanitation & Heating) in cooperation with the American Supply Association, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors--National Association. Each association will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with ISH NA in 2002. In 2003, ISH NA will be held in Las Vegas, Sept. 16-18.

To reserve booth space or ask exhibit-related questions for ISH NA, contact Dirk Ebener, Executive Director, Messe Frankfurt Inc., 1600 Parkwood Circle, Suite 515, Atlanta, GA 30339; phone: 770/984-8016 (ext. 17); fax: 770/984-8023; e-mail: