IDEA announces Platinum Band of Excellence manufacturers

IDEA, the official
technology service provider of the electrical industry, announced the
manufacturers that have achieved the Platinum level status for the Industry
Data Warehouse (IDW) Bands of Excellence. The manufacturers recognized
have provided the robust product marketing content that distributors have
requested to market products in the most efficient way possible.

“We introduced the IDW Bands of Excellence program to honor the manufacturers
that are providing exceptional value and marketing support to their trading
partners. Since the program began in April, the marketing content in the IDW
has more than tripled. We are excited for the new opportunities that will open
for all companies involved in this effort,” said Steve Sokolow, IDEA chairman
and chairman of the board for Leviton.

The Bands of Excellence rating system measures each manufacturer’s completion
percentage for providing robust marketing content to their trading partners
through the IDW. The product marketing content for Specification documents,
Attributes, Images, and Descriptions all had to be populated with data. The
banding criterion is as follows:

  • Platinum band: the most elite group of
    manufacturer leaders that have provided the marketing content for 75-100%
    of their stock products
  • Gold band: manufacturers that have
    provided the marketing content for 50-74% of their stock products
  • Bronze band: manufacturers that have
    provided the marketing content for 10-49% of their stock products

The Platinum manufacturers are: Allied Moulded Products Inc.;
Bridgeport Fittings Inc.; Burndy; CABLOFIL Inc.; **Columbia Lighting; Cooper
Crouse-Hinds; Cooper Lighting; Cooper Lighting Canada; Dual-Lite; EiKO, Ltd.;
**Electri-Flex; **Hubbell Lighting; Hubbell Power Systems; **ILSCO; Leviton
Manufacturing Co. Inc.; OSRAM SYLVANIA; Pentair Technical Products; Progress
Lighting; RAB Lighting, Inc.; RACO; Southwire Company; Specified Technologies,
Inc.; and The Wiremold Company.

“These companies have taken a leadership role, and it is appropriate that they
be recognized. I’ve been extremely impressed with the way most manufacturers
are stepping up to the plate. These, in addition to the Gold and Bronze-banded
manufacturers, and some of the un-banded group, are working exceptionally hard
to accommodate their distributors. They’ve heard the message,” said Bob
Gaylord, President and CEO, IDEA.

Visit IDEA’s
to view all banded manufacturers and learn more about this program.
This list will be continually updated as progress is made by the manufacturers.

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

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