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The fourth edition of ISH North America took place September 28 – 30, 2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The show drew a total of 10,932 registered industry professionals and 561 exhibiting companies from 18 countries.

Maple Leaf Reception

CIPH's third Maple Leaf Reception took place Thursday, September 28, 2006 in conjunction with ISH North America. A total of 290 members and invited guests attended the reception hosted by CIPH Chairman Kenneth Webster (Viessmann) and the Institute's Board of Directors.

The next ISH North America is set for October 2-4, 2008 in Atlanta, GA. ISH Frankfurt takes place March 6-10, 2007. For more information please visit http://ish.messefrankfurt.com

Special Update on Codes & Standards

PIAC Chairman Dan Robertson (Rheem) reports: CIPH have written to the Provincial-Territorial Policy Advisory Committee on Codes requesting:

  • 1.

    National regulations to prohibit the sale of non-approved plumbing and hydronic heating (hot water) products;

  • 2.

    National legislation to prevent the sale of counterfeit product;

  • 3.

    That provinces and territories mandate a uniform Canada-wide use of conservation-type plumbing products.

“The Institute has taken action to date on these challenges facing our industry and has been made aware that we should also be communicating these important activities to the PTPACC. Our goal is to receive the support of the PTPACC organization in moving these initiatives forward for implementation. They were fully supported recently at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing”, reported Dan.

The issue of inspections and enforcement was addressed at the most recent CACP meeting in Whitehorse. CIPH have offered to Chair a task force that will examine these issues and offer potential solutions. To begin the process, Provincial/Territorial Regulators are encouraged to complete the following three questions. CIPH will compile the responses and use them as the basis for the task force to begin its work.

  • 1.

    Over the next 1-3 years, what challenges/issues are going to impact:

    • Your Region?

    • Our industry?

    • What do you see as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the our current regulatory system?

  • 2.

    How can CACP and Industry assist you in dealing with these

challenges?; and 3. How can we use technology to address these challenges?

Stay tuned for further details in the near future. For more information contact r.suppa@ciph.com

Volume 52 Issue 3 December 2006


CIPH Chairman of the Board Kenneth Webster (Viessmann Manufacturing) and CIPH Manitoba Region President Jim Krovats (Murray Krovats Ltd.) had the honour of presenting the Lebrun family with the keys to the third CIPH- sponsored Habitat Home in Winnipeg, MB, along with a special book signed by over 200 CIPH members. “It has been terrific and the support has been outstanding from the Winnipeg members”, reported Jim.

CIPH member teams were also on hand to be recognized for their gifts of time, product and financial support that went towards the Home Build: B.A.

Robinson Products,


Ltd., Inc.,

Emco Jones

Corporation, Goodridge

Fiat Inc.,

Monarch Industries Ltd., Mueller Flow Control, Murray Krovats Ltd., and Royal Pipe Systems.

4th CIPH Home Build: Charlottetown CIPH Atlantic Region President Bill Hooper (ITT Industries Canada), and George Watts (Emco) report that the CIPH Atlantic Region are working with the Charlottetown Habitat for Humanity affiliate to coordinate the CIPH Charlottetown Build, which will have a completion date set to coincide with ABC 2007, June 17-20th. For more info. contact n.schulz@ciph.com

CIPHEX Roadshow is coming to a town near you!

The concept of the CIPHEX Roadshow is to hold one- day, two-seminar “table-top” events that will create excellent opportunities to educate, network and introduce products to regions of Canada currently not being served by a regional trade show.

Based on the success of the Vancouver CIPHEX Roadshow in 2005, the CIPH Regions are pleased to announce the following cities slated for a CIPHEX Roadshow event and scheduled for the Fall of 2007:

  • September:

  • November:

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Regina/Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Winnipeg, Manitoba Vancouver, British Columbia

Exhibit sales will begin in January 2007. For more information contact n.schulz@ciph.com

Retiring Fellows

  • Gary Mitchell of M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd.


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