The Canadian Hydronics Council and the Alberta Hydronics Advisory Council have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow CHC to take over AHAC’s membership services effective May 1, 2009.

The official signing took place during the Foothills Conference and Hydronics Show in Edmonton. The MOU was signed at the event by CHC’s Chairman Leo Vaillancourt and AHAC’s President Dan Arnold.

Sean Giberson, CHC membership chair, commented to the audience that, “Today marks a day in history in which two great industry organizations come together for the greater good. Today, AHAC and CHC … merge their member services to form an even stronger voice. Today, this voice emerges and yet we retain the regional effectiveness on the ground of the Alberta region.”

According to CHC, this alignment will bring the weight of national and provincial forces to bear on any Alberta hydronics issues with the reciprocated benefit of CHC’s national direction being formulated with broadened local input.

AHAC will continue to exist as an organization, but key member issues such as regional training and codes and standards issues will be managed via CHC’s two regions in Edmonton and Calgary. All former AHAC members are invited to join their respective region’s Hydronics Committee with the goal of continued influence in growing the hydronics market.

AHAC will determine the next steps for Foothills - the conference and trade show were not part of the MOU.

Source: The Canadian Hydronics Council

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