The ISH North America trade show was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas earlier this month. The show included displays by over 500 exhibitors in HVAC/Hydronics, Kitchen & Bath/Plumbing, and PVF. This photo feature shows some of the happenings at the event.

Eric Truesdale of WennSoft Inc., New Berlin, Wis., talks with ISH visitors about software products. WennSoft computer software focuses on Internet services, service management, job costing, and MobilTEC packages.

Greg Niemi, president and COO of Contractors 2000 Inc., White Bear Lake, Minn., talked with show attendees about his organization¿s contractor services, including education, certification, and licensing.

Maggie Reed Lutz, marketing representative for ECR International, Utica, N.Y., demonstrated some of her company¿s products, including boilers, HVAC systems, hydronic systems, water heaters, and ductless air conditioning.

John McCarthy, president of H2 Technologies, Stone Mountain, Ga., demonstrates some of his company¿s software packages, which include Internet services, service management, and dispatch software.

Mark Krummow (left) and John Ackerman of Forced Air Radiant, a product of RMJ, Milwaukee, Wis., demonstrated the unique controller which controls radiant heat and forced air systems simultaneously.

James Liechter (second from left), owner of, Lenexa, Kan., demonstrates the effectiveness of his flat rate pricing software, one of many computer software packages offered by his company.

Wendell Bedell, president of Building Services Institute, Nashua, N.H., explains the benefits of his contractor services organization.

A Las Vegas show would not be complete without a Vegas showgirl. ¿Maggie¿ posed with Gary Harris (left) and Jim Whiteside of MIFAB, Amherst, N.Y. MIFAB manufactures drainage products.

Another common sight in Las Vegas is the ever-present slot machine. Show attendees pulled the big handle at the Bradford White Corp. booth. The Ambler, Pa., company manufactures radiant heating systems and water heaters.