CAWGC Holds Meet & Greet Expo, Features Delicious Food, Drawings

Some attendees walked away with prizes such as a television and a bbq grill - and all walked away well fed.

Thu May 23, 2013 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

(L-R): Karri Lane, Diane Brown and Mary Ellis Metx, all of CAWGC, greet everyone at the annual Meet & Greet Expo.
(L-R): Karri Lane, Diane Brown and Mary Ellis Metx, all of CAWGC, greet everyone at the annual Meet & Greet Expo.
(L-R): Karri Lane, Diane Brown and Mary Ellis Metx, all of CAWGC, greet everyone at the annual Meet & Greet Expo. Tom Stern, Wayne Massad and Ed Reid (R), all of West Side Tractor Sales Co., welcome Charlie Ragain (third from left) of Diamond Construction Unlimited. (L-R): Mike Jaworski, Eric Wilberg, Danie Kendall, Kellen Harseim, Derek Keller, all of Patten CAT, with Jeff Castle of Castle Construction in front of the Cat 924K wheel loader. Jim Tacchia and Steve Costello (R) both  of McCann Industries show the Case SR250 skid steer to Bill Grenchik, Hamilton Engineering, and Jim Maffeo, highway commissioner of Joliet township. Brad Bacon (R) of Hard Rock Concrete Cutters stops by the Rental Max booth to say hello to Doug Kanive, Peggy Rose (front) and Tim Kanive and Shawn Cisneros. Cynthia Ragain, Double G Excavating stops by to see the Kobelco 80CS excavator and to speak to Illinois Truck & Equipment representatives Nick Stipanovich and Jeff Goebel. Baish Excavating did a wonderful job with the cooking for the annual Meet & Greet Expo. (L-R) are Lee Rakoski, Lou Ferdon, Bob Baish, Sharon Nicholson and Bob Dehm. Steve Dreiling (L), Front Runner Glass, stops by to see the new Ford E-350 super duty truck with a knapheide utility van from Rod Baker Ford and speak to Dan Saxen of Rod Baker Ford.

The Contractors Association of Will & Grundy Counties held its 2013 Meet & Greet Expo May 2 at the Stone City VFW in Joliet, Ill.

More than 200 people attended this years’ expo. Bob Baish of Baish Excavating and his cooking crew prepared delicious shrimp, beef, chicken and pork kabob’s on the grills. The expo committee and the VFW prepared the rest of the food.

The winners of the CAWGC free exhibitor bingo drawing were Marsha Rolih, who won a television donated by Advanced Drainage Systems, and Melissa Colletti, won a grill that was donated by Grant’s Appliances, Electronics & More.

Rod Baker Ford donated a month’s use of a Ford Pick-Up Truck with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Joliet Area Hospice. The proceeds from the CAWGC 50/50 raffles also went to the Joliet Area Hospice. The winners of the raffle drawings were Luigi Alberico and Eric Cox. Numerous exhibitors also held drawings.

The EXPO Committee consisted of Chair Lori DuPree, DuPree Construction; Dan Byrnes, Underground Pipe & Valve; Steve Hewelt, Advanced Drainage Systems; Christina Hrebic, Gnade Insurance; Nick Stipanovich, Illinois Truck & Equipment and Mary Metz from the Contractors Association.

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