MITA Hosts 12th Annual Conference, Trade Show

The trade show featured information about the latest offerings from approximately 60 of Michigan’s leading equipment, product and service providers exhibiting at the show.

📅   Fri February 19, 2016 - Midwest Edition


(L-R): Contractors Bob Patzer, Joe Dinigan, and Gary Putrow are presented as lifetime honorary members by Mike Nystrom, MITA executive vice president.
(L-R): Contractors Bob Patzer, Joe Dinigan, and Gary Putrow are presented as lifetime honorary members by Mike Nystrom, MITA executive vice president.
(L-R): Contractors Bob Patzer, Joe Dinigan, and Gary Putrow are presented as lifetime honorary members by Mike Nystrom, MITA executive vice president. (L-R): Mike Zalewski of Southeastern Equipment Company is assisted by Dale Alferink, Bomag territory manager, and Steve Clelland, Southeastern Equipment Company, while explaining the features of the lineup of equipment. 
(L-R): Alex VanKampen, Matt Rinckey and Karl Doppelberger, all of AIS Construction Equipment Corp. Contractors Rental Corporation, welcome attendees to their exhibit. 
(L-R): Jim LaPorte, Dean Pellegato, Gary Mercer and Aaron Dorgan stand ready to discuss the dealership’s equipment. 
Jeremiah Spang, Ritchie Bros., talks with attendees about the company’s upcoming auctions.
Kevin Boyd (L) and Vince Voetberg, both of Jeffers Crane Service, discuss the company’s range of crane equipment. 
Joe Cook (L) and Paul Rosemeck, Pro-Tec Equipment, wait to answer questions about trench safety with attendees. 
Michelle Elam (L), Cat simulator specialist,  came in from Peoria to assist at Michigan CAT’s booth, and provides Gene DeRuyter of Kent County Road Commission with operating tips. 
(L-R):?GeoShack’s Kelvin Caudell, Kevin Smrcka, Ryne Ritchie and Chris Farnsworth discuss the latest in laser and GPS technologies. 
Gerrid Mouw (L) and Jameson Van Dam, both of Miedema Auctioneering & Appraisals, talk to attendees about the company’s services.

The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association's (MITA) held its 12th annual conference and trade show at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., on Jan. 20 to 23. “The Long & Winding Road,” was the theme of this year's event, and it featured a number of informative sessions focused on maximizing opportunities moving forward. Sessions covered a range of topics from survival skills in balancing public and private market work, the latest technologies and how to employ them and attracting and developing talent for continued success. The event also provided an update on the MITA Political Action Committee initiatives as well as local and national regulatory issues. Along with being extremely informative, many of the courses carried the additional benefit of continuing education credits.

The trade show featured information about the latest offerings from approximately 60 of Michigan's leading equipment, product and service providers exhibiting at the show.

At the conclusion of the first day's round of meetings, AIS Construction Equipment Corporation/ Contractors Rental Corporation sponsored an open cocktail reception. Many of the attendees finished their first day of activities with a reception hosted by Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers.

The second day of activities started with a president's breakfast, sponsored by Alta Equipment Company, and the events closed with an industry reception sponsored by Michigan CAT.

The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association was established in 2005 as a statewide organization representing nearly 600 Michigan companies involved with Michigan's road and bridge, sewer and water, utility, railroad, excavation and specialty construction.