IDEA Recognizes Companies Participating In The Harmonized Data Model (HDM)

Nearly 50 Distributor and Manufacturer Companies Provide Product Expertise in Show of Industry Support

Arlington, VA—The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), a leading product data provider, recognizes and expresses its appreciation for the industry support and contributions of participating task force members for the Harmonized Data Model (HDM) initiative, which is defining a unified data model in IDEA Connector. HDM enables manufacturers to easily syndicate to multiple formats and empowers distributors to provide e-commerce experiences with more consistent, normalized product data. 

Nearly 50 companies are supporting the Harmonized Data Model (HDM) development. These customer companies (20 distributors and 27 manufacturers) have provided subject matter experts (SMEs) to participate in the Product Expert Task Force to assist with product category harmonization. empowers distributors to provide e-commerce experiences with more consistent, normalized product data.

Companies Participating in HDM Product Expert Task Force


•    Border States 
•    City Electric Supply
•    Elliott Electric
•    Graybar Canada
•    Kendall Group
•    Kirby Risk Electrical Supply
•    Loeb Electric Company
•    Mayer/Rexel
•    McNaughton-McKay 
•    Prysmian Group
•    Revere Electric
•    Rexel USA
•    Solar A/S
•    Standard Electric Supply Co.
•    Steiner
•    United Electric Supply
•    US Electrical Services Inc
•    VanMeter
•    WESCO
•    Wholesale Electric Supply Co.
•    Winsupply


•    ABB Inc. 
•    Acuity Brands
•    ATKORE/ AFC Cable Systems
•    Brady Corp
•    Cooper Lighting Solutions
•    Current Lighting
•    Eaton Corporation
•    Hammond Manufacturing 
•    Hammond Power Solutions
•    IDEAL
•    Intermatic 
•    IPEX
•    Legrand, North America
•    Leviton Manufacturing
•    Littelfuse, Inc. 
•    Lutron
•    Milbank
•    Minerallac Company
•    Panduit Corporation
•    Patriot Industries
•    Robroy Industries
•    Rockwell Automation
•    Schneider Electric
•    Southwire 
•    Siemens Industry, Inc.
•    Stanpro

Distributors And Manufacturers Invited To Contribute Product Expertise

The HDM initiative continues with the support of NAED and NEMA. IDEA customers are invited to contribute their product expertise and participate in the Product Expert Task Force. This will impact the future of the electrical distribution channel. 

More Information

IDEA Insight provides automatic access to each company’s specific IDEA Connector product content, the ability to audit many sites, two levels of support, and industry-based scorecards.

For more information, contact IDEA or call (866) 479-0484.