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Canadian association for infrared thermography proposed; website launched

Caledonia, ON -- July 3, 2002 -- Kevin Bushey of International Maintenance Technologies (IMT), Caledonia, Ont., wan...


Caledonia, ON — July 3, 2002 — Kevin Bushey of International Maintenance Technologies (IMT), Caledonia, Ont., wants to know if people in the infrared industry would be interested in the formation of an association for thermographers.

The proposed Canadian Infrared Thermographers Association (CITA) is based on a perceived need within the industry. After nine years in the infrared industry, both as a sales rep and thermographer, Bushey says, “Every time I have mentioned the idea about starting a Canadian association for thermographers, everyone thought it was well needed, and a great idea. The only problem has been finding the time to do it.”

His vision is that the CITA would be a vehicle to hold regular user group meetings and “talk about the one thing were all passionate about — thermography. We as a collective, could share stories, both good and bad, and enhance our skills as thermographers. I know with so many conferences nowadays, this may be a difficult task to accomplish, however, I’m putting this out there to see if anyone would be interested.”

Anyone interested in forming this type of association should contact Kevin Bushey by e-mail at kevin@imtonline.ca, or via his office at International Maintenance Technologies, PO Box 2103, Caledonia, ON N3W 2G6, tel. 905-765-8954, fax 905-765-8969.

Meanwhile, IMT has launched a new website at www.imtonline.ca. It features information on various applications associated with infrared thermographic inspections.