MFI partner joins HPBA Board of Directors for the Pacific affiliate in California. Bill Harris has joined the board and sits on the government relations committee. He is slated to fly to Washington D.C. in May to be trained in the Government Affairs Academy. California has many challenges in dealing with regulations against fireplaces starting with the California Energy Commission (CEC), the Housing and Community Development Group who wrote the CalGreen building standards that have mandated direct vent only technology and the SCAQMD, South Coast Air Quality Control Management District, who have banned wood burning in Southern California. We felt it was important to be involved in the process and to try and control the regulation growth.