Minerallac Company Achieves Platinum Level in IDEA

Minerallac Company achieves platinum level in IDEA's Bands of Excellence Program

HAMPSHIRE, Ill (November 17, 2014) - Minerallac Company recently reached IDEA’s Platinum Band, the most prestigious status of IDEA’s Bands of Excellence Program which recognizes manufacturers for providing exceptional marketing support to trading partners. IDEA is the official technology service provider of the electrical industry, owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).

The Bands of Excellence rating system measures Minerallac Company’s completion percentage for providing robust product marketing content to distributors through the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).  Specification documents, attributes, images, and descriptions must all be populated in the IDW for 100% of Minerallac Company’s stock products to achieve the Platinum level status.  Once this marketing information is populated in the IDW, distributors can download the information and share it with their customers using web storefronts, print catalogs and other media. 
“These more rigorous banding levels were designed to communicate the rapidly-evolving expectations of buyers, and recognize the manufacturers, such as Minerallac Company, that are meeting or exceeding those expectations,” said Bob Gaylord, President and CEO, IDEA. 


About Minerallac Company

Minerallac Company, based in Hampshire, Illinois (USA), is a family owned manufacturer serving the electrical construction market since 1894. The company strives to deliver quality products with outstanding service. Minerallac Company is known for its conduit hangers and one-hole straps in addition to its comprehensive catalog of hardware, fasteners, anchors, beam clamps, tools and related accessories. For more information, please visit www.minerallac.com.

About IDEA

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. The company helps thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods for running day-to-day business. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and enjoyable for people every day. 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. Their applications also bring value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA (idea4industry.com). 
The IDW is an online application in which manufacturers can securely share product information with all their distributors simultaneously. Distributors can use the IDW to obtain the most up-to-date and complete product information from all their suppliers in one standard format. Minerallac Company’s distributors can access their product information by logging into the IDW at https://idw.ideaservices.net/. To learn more about the IDW and sign up for an account, please visit http://idea4industry.com/applications/for-distributors/idw-for-distributors.