The proposal will be balloted to the society’s membership at ASSE’s annual meeting, Nov. 13"

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ASSE keeps name

As a result of the realignment, ASSE would maintain its name and identity while functioning as a National Chapter of IAPMO. This would enable ASSE to utilize IAPMO Group resources, such as access to IAPMO R&T Lab, membership fulfillment and recruiting staff, communications and marketing staff and the Field Services department, which would promote all aspects of ASSE domestically and internationally, to further develop the society.

The IAPMO Group since 1995 has enjoyed steady, significant annual growth with regard to scope, financial flexibility and stature. The proposal would enable ASSE to expand its influence in both the domestic and international markets and further augment services provided to ASSE customers and members.

“ASSE and IAPMO have been working more closely together in recent years developing standards and programs to better enhance the industry,” ASSE PresidentDon Summerssaid. “As a reflection of this work, ASSE has been able to grow several of its programs that have directly impacted the industry. Due to this collaboration, it only makes sense that this is the right time for these two organizations to join together for the health, safety, and advancement of the industry.”