Members of the Carbon Builders Association held their monthly membership meeting recently in the cafeteria of the Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe.

Along with dinner and their regular meeting, members held elections of new officers and then listened to a presentation about Xedia Technologies by 30 year Master Electrician Tim Orth of Power Factor Management.

New officers elected at the meeting were: Jake Arner, President; Mike Troutman, Vice President; and Mary Lorah elected to the board of directors.

In the presentation part of the meeting, members watched an audio-visual presentation followed by a talk from Tim Orth which also included a hands-on demonstration of the XPS Electricity Management System.

According to Orth, the technology has the potential to reduce electric utility bills and even help prolong the life of appliances, plus this technology can be tailored to meet the needs of both homes and businesses.

He stressed to those present that with the upcoming deregulation of the electric industry leading to rising electricity costs, not only could this technology reduce electric utility bills through reduced consumption, but that the system would eventually pay for itself with such savings.

Locally, for more information on this, you can contact Carbon Builders Association President Jake Arner at 610-554-4951 or go to his website at

The Carbon Builders Association has approximately one hundred members at this time most of whom are general contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc. and they always welcome new members.

Anyone interested in information on how to become a member can contact Debbie Kleckner at their office in Bowmanstown at (61) -379-1099.