Education – CATE



NCHPBA developed a separate not-for-profit organization to manage all industry and public education endeavors.  The name of that association is Combustion Appliance Training & Education, Inc. (CATE).  It received full IRS tax exempt status in 2015.

CATE works closely with members of the NCHPBA Annual Meeting & Exhibits Committee to coordinate the annual meeting and conference each May.  It will also be working on obtaining grants for various education and training projects as well as public and related industry education programs.

Go to: for information on CATE.

The Annual Meeting & Exhibits Committee works in conjunction with the members of the CATE Board of Directors to form a Joint Planning Committee.  The Chairman is Alison Van Lanen.  Members include: Dan Green, Russ Dimmitt, Lynn Meyer, Heath Wetjen, Tim Seldal, and BJ Marcell.

The 2017 NCHPBA / CATE Annual Meeting & Conference will be held May 21-23 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Plymouth, MN.    The program schedule is posted at the top of this page.  Registration is now live!  Go to:

The Sponsor Opportunity form is located below:


Exhibit Rules are at top of page.  Note policy of no children under 12 allowed is due to safety and liability concerns.

Photos of the conference are posted at

See Annual Meeting & Events page for the NCHPBA 2016 photos.







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