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Pipeline is a publication of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)/L’Institut canadien de plomberie et de chauffage (ICPC). Circulation: English 4000, French 500. Editor: Steve Apps.

October 2006 PHCP Wholesaler Sales up 5.3% compared with 2005

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating/L'Institut canadien de plomberie et de chauffage is the Canadian Association representing the interests of companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute Plumbing, Hydronic Heating, Industrial PVF and Waterworks products and services. CIPH Wholesalers operate over 600 warehouses and showrooms across Canada. Over 10,000 Canadians are directly employed by CIPH members. Total industry sales are over $4 billion.

October 2006 wholesalers' sales posted a good month with total sales at $435.5 million. Sales were slightly up by $ 7 million compared to September 2006 and up 5.3% compared to October 2005. Total year-to-date sales are now at $3.923 billion or up 9%. All Regions were up except for Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada when compared to October

2005: Year-to-date by Region:

Oct. 2006 vs. 2005:

British Columbia is up 17.9% Alberta is up 17.1%

up by 16.8 % up by 16 %

West (SK, MB, and Thunder Bay) is up 8.8% up by 5.6 %

Ontario is up 6 % Quebec no change

No change No change

Atlantic (NS, NB, PEI, NFLD) is up 7 % Year-to-date by Product Group: HVAC/R is up 6.4% (we estimate 11%)

No change Oct. 2006 vs. 2005: up by 8.0 % (est.)

Hydronics is up 9.2% Plumbing is up 11% PVF is up 3.8% Waterworks is up 12.5%

up by 5 % up by 8.8 % No change up by 7%

2006/2007 Board of Directors:

Executive/Finance Committee:

Kenneth Webster (Viessmann), Chairman of the Board Barry Raycroft (Bardon Supplies), First Vice Chair Cliff Sarjeant (NCI Marketing), Second Vice Chair Rick Elliott (McKeough Supply), Immediate Past Chairman/Treasurer Mike Dennis (Moen Inc.), Honourary Vice Chair Ross Robinson (B.A. Robinson), Honourary Vice Chair Case de Jong (Franke Kindred), Honourary Vice Chair Paul Lachance (Wolseley Canada), Wholesale Division Chair Bill McKinstry (Kamco), Manufacturing Division Chair


Rod Andrew (M.P.H Supply Ltd.), Johan Bouwer (Saniflo), Martin Deschênes (Groupe Deschênes), Kevin Fullan (Mueller Flow Control), André Héroux, (MAAX Corporation), Harry Kandilas (American-Standard),

Russ Morgan (IPEX Inc.), Adrien Pilon Corporation), Dan Robertson (Rheem Canada),

(Emco Robert

Whitty (Bartle & Gibson), Jerry Ltd.). CIPH Staff: Ralph Suppa





CIPH Staff

Stephen Apps, Program Coordinator: s.apps@ciph.com Jason Bourque, Program Manager: j.bourque@ciph.com

Ron Courtney, Controller:


Melissa Henderson, Receptionist:


Debra Perkins,

Administrative Assistant: Norm Schulz,


Trade Show Manager: Marian Speelman,


Administrative Assistant: Ralph Suppa, CAE


President & General Manager: r.suppa@ciph.com

Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)/ L’Institut canadien de plomberie et de chauffage (ICPC) 295 The West Mall, Suite 330 Toronto, Ontario M9C 4Z4 Phone: (416) 695-0447 Fax: (416) 695-0450 Toll-Free: 1-888-ASK-CIPH, 1-800-639-2474 (United States) www.ciph.com

Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm ET Voicemail after hours

For more information contact r.suppa@ciph.com

Welcome New Members!

The CIPH Board of Directors recently voted the following into membership:

As a Manufacturers’ Agent (non-voting):

  • E.S. Gallagher, Toronto, ON

David Gallagher, Vice President. david@esgallagher.com As a Technical Institute (non-voting):

  • Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON Warren Hyde, Professor, Plumbing. warren.hyde@mohawkcollege.ca

As a Voting Member Manufacturer:

  • Anvil International Canada, Stoney Creek, ON Michael Warne, General Manager. mwarne@anvilintl.com

As a Voting Member Specialty Wholesaler Distributor:

  • Northeast Equipment, Dartmouth, NS Bruce Kennedy, Director of Sales and Operations. brucek@northeast.ns.ca

Welcome to CIPH!

Membership Committee Chair Bill McKinstry (Kamco Products) reports that membership stands at 262. Manufacturers: 70, Master Distributors: 26, Wholesalers: 48, Manufacturer’s Agents: 109, Associate Services: 9.



Volume 52 Issue 3 December 2006

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