Canadian Association Update: CAMA Closes as AHAM Expands into Canada
May 31, 2012
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Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) will close its Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association (CAMA) council, effective June 30, 2012. The closure results from the expansion into Canada of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), based in Washington, D.C.
An announcement from John Jefkins, EFC's director of marketing and communications, said the opening of AHAM'S office in Canada "resulted in many CAMA members resigning from EFC despite a long-standing relationship."
The statement said EFC will continue serving remaining CAMA members through Dec. 31, 2012, through its Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada (CEMC) council and its other resources. EFC will also look into the possibility of serving the appliance industry beyond 2012 under a Consumer Council banner.
CAMA has existed for several decades and joined EFC 1995. CAMA's closure will result in the loss of CAMA staff.
"I am proud of all CAMA council staff and their many outstanding accomplishments. Our CAMA staff provided many services to our members and they will be sorely missed for their contributions in the Canadian market. EFC will continue to be a strong association in the Canadian marketplace focusing on the electrical, electronics and telecommunications sectors," said EFC President and CEO Jim Taggart.
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