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Aslec and Hemsa will merge and form the Highway Electrical Association (HEA)

The organisations represent highway electrical contractors and lighting manufacturers in the sector, providing design, management and engineering services within the construction industry. The merger is intended to to pull the work of each group together and ‘refocus on members’ needs.’

HEA aims to promote HEA standards and have them accepted as industry standards, while increasing the organisation’s influence.

Announcing the new structure, Aslec chair Mike Stephens spoke of the ‘historic’ event. Hemsa chair Terry Dean said: ‘This important step has the unanimous backing of both councils as well as all the voting members, which is very positive and encouraging.

‘It brings a clear common aim to all organisations and individuals associated with the highway electrical sector.’

A statement released by HEA revealed the changes in its governing body. ‘There will be a formal co-opting between the councils to improve communication, is read: ‘The new structure has been designed to encourage ease of access for those wishing to be elected.’

The HEA Annual Conference and Exhibition on 24 November will officially launch the new organisation, at the Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport.

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