Dozens of manufacturers reach IDW Platinum Band of Excellence

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) announced
that more than 50 electrical manufacturers have achieved the Industry Data
Warehouse (IDW) Platinum Band of Excellence. These manufacturers have helped
increase the marketing content available to their trading partners through the
IDW by more than ten times in the last six months.

The ‘Bands of Excellence’ rating system measures each
manufacturer’s completion percentage for providing robust marketing content to
their trading partners through the IDW. To achieve the Platinum Band of
Excellence, the product marketing content for specification documents,
attributes, images, and descriptions all have to be populated for 75-100% of
the manufacturer’s stock products in the IDW.

“This milestone demonstrates the industry’s commitment to making
the IDW the preferred place to send and receive accurate product marketing data
direct from the manufacturer. I challenge every electrical manufacturer that’s
not on this list to make it a goal for their company to achieve the Platinum
band in 2013, and challenge every distributor to find new ways of leveraging
this marketing content internally and externally this year,” said Steve
Sokolow, IDEA Chairman, and Chairman of the Board, Leviton.

Platinum manufacturers are:

  • Allied Moulded Products Inc.
  • American Polywater Corporation
  • Anamet Electrical, Inc.**
  • Anamet Canada, Inc.**
  • Bridgeport Fittings Inc.
  • Cooper Industries subsidiaries: Cooper B-Line, Cooper B-Line
    Canada, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Bussmann Canada, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper
    Lighting, and Cooper Lighting Canada
  • EGS Electrical Group**
  • EiKO, Ltd.
  • Electri-Flex**
  • Federal Signal Corporation
  • Hubbell Incorporated divisions: BURNDY®, Bryant Electric,
    Columbia Lighting**, Dual-Lite, Hubbell Canada LP, Hubbell Lighting**, Hubbell
    Power Systems, Hubbell Premise Wiring, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, Killark,
    Progress Lighting, RACO and Wiegmann
  • ILSCO**
  • JMC Steel Group brands: Picoma Industries, Inc. and Wheatland
    Tube Company
  • Legrand brands: Cablofil, Pass & Seymour, and Wiremold
  • Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc.
  • Pentair Technical Products
  • Perma-Cote
  • Philips Advance
  • Philips Lighting
  • ProSoft Technology
  • R-K Electronics
  • RAB Lighting, Inc.
  • Robroy Industries
  • Schneider Electric
  • Southwire Company
  • Specified Technologies, Inc.
  • Thomas & Betts
  • Thomas & Betts Canada
  • Universal Lighting Technologies**
  • Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC.

**Companies that have provided robust marketing content for
nearly 100% of their products in the IDW.

IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership
rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers
Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors
(NAED) members. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, Va.

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