November 3, 2011

CIPH Welcomes IDEA as a Solutions Partner

In response to one of the strategic objectives identified in the most recent Long Range Plan, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) Technology Committee and Board have developed a partnership with IDEA to provide technology services to CIPH members. IDEA will offer the CIPH community a lower-cost solution to communicate via electronic data interchange (EDI) with their trading partners. CIPH members will have access to IDEA’s Industry Data Exchange (IDX), an online document exchange solution enabling communications with both EDI and non-EDI customers. In addition, CIPH and IDEA will work together to create a framework for members to establish and adopt industry data standards.

About CIPH: Founded in 1933, CIPH is a not-for-profit trade association committed to providing members with the tools for success in today’s competitive environment. More than 250 companies are members of CIPH, including manufacturers, wholesale distributors, master distributors, manufacturers’ agents and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, hydronic heating, industrial, waterworks and other mechanical products. CIPH wholesalers operate more than 700 warehouses and showrooms across Canada, and their total industry sales exceed $5 billion annually.

CIPH is committed to the success of its members and to the true representation of their interests. CIPH supports its members by influencing codes and standards development, sharing of best practices, career development and education, commitment to the environment, and engagement with governments and other organizations to safeguard consumers, the industry, and the Canadian economy. Find out more at

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