The Ontario Chapter of the now defunct Canadian Oil Heat Association has adopted a new name and expanded its services.
It will now operate under the name Ontario Petroleum Transporters & Technicians Association (OPTTA), announced the group’s president, Jim Wood of Napanee, Ont. The group has also expanded its services to include businesses that provide road transportation of petroleum products and service, maintain and inspect oil burning equipment.
The COHA Ontario Chapter was originally created in 2004 to address the needs of the Ontario fuel oil home heating market.
The OPTTA board of directors represent all of Ontario’s major geographical regions. The group will focus on four key areas of business development important to members’ ongoing success, said Wood. These include technical development and training, insurance, representation with regulatory bodies and technical and regulatory information support.