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OCA Welcomes Guests to Annual Winter Conference

Fri January 01, 2010 - Midwest Edition
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Baker Corp’s Dana “Buck” Buccholzer (L) and Jeff Riddle field follow-up questions on Buck’s presentation regarding OSHA safety issues.
Baker Corp’s Dana “Buck” Buccholzer (L) and Jeff Riddle field follow-up questions on Buck’s presentation regarding OSHA safety issues.
Baker Corp’s Dana “Buck” Buccholzer (L) and Jeff Riddle field follow-up questions on Buck’s presentation regarding OSHA safety issues. Gibson Machinery LLC’s Michael Camp (L) and Jim Iudiciani shared information about their line of construction and material handling equipment. (L-R): New to the show this year, Rudd Equipment’s Phillip Rindlaub, Mike Frederick, Jason Miller, Martin McCutcheon and Mike Meehan welcomed the opportunity to get better acquainted with Ohio contractors. GeoShack’s Dan O’Reilly (L) and Greg Koly offered information about the latest in GPS and Laser technology on the job site. Kevin (L) and Mark Frey of Frey & Sons Auctioneers shared insights into turning iron into gold at the show. Nortrax Dick Evans (L) and Jeff Short were kept busy answering questions about John Deere equipment at the show. Gary Arthur (L) and Jon Wickline of Southeastern Equipment Company were pleased to catch up with many of their customers. Columbus Equipment Company’s Jeff Richards (L) and Jeff Brackett felt the show was a good opportunity to see many of Ohio’s leading construction industry leaders. (L-R): Precision Laser & Instrument’s Brad Houillion, Steve Schmitt, Chris Koesis and Denny Fay welcomed visitors to their display. Fresh from their Columbus, Ohio, auction Josh Kemmerer (L) and Ryan Miltenberger of Ritchie Bros. welcomed the chance to speak with local contractors.

Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) held its 27th Annual Winter Conference at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 14 and 15.

More than 60 associate member industry suppliers displayed information about their supplies, equipment and services. The event featured workshop sessions on topics ranging from the reduction of emissions from off-road diesel equipment to tax liability issues to OSHA updates to information about Virtual Reference Stations.

Keynote speaker Harvey Alston presented his message “Be the Best” to an appreciative audience of industry professionals. He has a career that spanned from head football coach to assistant director of student financial aid at the university level to business management and supervisory positions.

Attendees were able to mix business with pleasure during the reception which featured a Casino Night.

An update on the Transportation Construction Market also was presented as well as an update on ODOT and how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds were distributed throughout the state.




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