ISH North America (NA) has announced that Honeywell, American Standard and Mansfield Plumbing Products have committed to participating in ISH NA 2002, expanding its exhibitor list to more than 125, not including pavilions from several European countries. ISH NA takes place October 31-Nov. 2, 2002, in Toronto at the National Trade Centre.

Adding American Standard's plumbing group and Mansfield as exhibitors gives ISH NA the majority of top fixture and faucet companies. Some plumbing makers had expressed concerns about ISH NA getting enough participation from industry leaders to assure a vibrant show. ISH NA Executive Director Dirk Ebener said that no longer is a concern and that his exhibit staff will now focus on adding depth and breadth to the show floor.

Ebener also said ISH NA has solved a logistics concern for any exhibitors also participating in the 2002 Engineered Plumbing Expo in Ft. Worth, TX, just days before ISH NA. ISH NA has assigned GES Logistics to pick up and deliver booths from Ft. Worth to Toronto prior to the start of ISH NA Exposition.

Additionally, ISH NA has hired Nicole Norris to help develop a world-class conference and seminar program. Norris will work from ISH NA's office is Atlanta.

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, September 16-18.

For information on advertising/sponsorship opportunities in the ISH NA Show Directory, Conference Brochure Show Dailies, contact Christin Schrei at 3150 River Road, Suite 101, Des Plaines, IL 60018; 847-544-0443; fax: 847-297-3540; email:

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; email