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Strong Turnout for 29th Annual Two-Day OCA Winter Conference

Thu January 05, 2012 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Todd Perrine, Brian Mayfield and Chris Mears welcome attendees to Leslie Equipment Company’s booth at the OCA Winter Conference.
(L-R): Todd Perrine, Brian Mayfield and Chris Mears welcome attendees to Leslie Equipment Company’s booth at the OCA Winter Conference.
(L-R): Todd Perrine, Brian Mayfield and Chris Mears welcome attendees to Leslie Equipment Company’s booth at the OCA Winter Conference. Doug Root of QT Equipment explains the latest in Radio Remote control for IMT cranes. Jim Hattendorf of the McLean Company had several lines of equipment to discuss with attendees. (L-R): Ryan Miltenburger, Steve Gorman and John Hughes of Ritchie Bros. discuss the many options in converting excess inventory into cash with the company’s well-respected auction services. Gibson Machinery’s Mike Camp (L) talks about Sennebogen material handling equipment with Ron Durbin of Martin Marietta Aggregates. (L-R): Southeastern Equipment Company’s Jon Wickline, Doug Neff, George Nofel and Charlie Patterson are ready to detail what their company has to offer. GeoShack’s Greg Koly (L) and Mike Fenster compare notes on their knowledge of laser and GPS technologies. Eric Bischoff (L) and Gene Salyer of Murphy Tractor and Equipment are looking forward to showing their line up of equipment to visitors. Ohio CAT’s Linda Meier (L) gets some assistance from Tammy Propson of I-Quip in discussing trenching equipment solutions.

The Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) held its 29th Annual Winter Conference Dec. 5 and 6 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio.

The Conference program offered a range of topics and speakers. Highlights of the two-day event included John Igel of George J. Igel & Company and Steven Anderson of Integrated Leadership Systems discussing overcoming communication hurdles; Thomas Tomastik of the Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management presenting an update of industry safety; and Nick DiGeronimo of Independence Excavating and Megan O’Callaghan on the Ohio Department of Transportation offering an ODOT update.

Keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Douglas presented his talk on “Cactus Rolling: Coping with life’s thorniest problems.”

More than 40 associate member industry suppliers displayed information about their supplies, equipment and services in the exhibition ballroom which also served as the reception area where attendees mixed a little business with pleasure at the Associate sponsored Casino Night on Dec. 5.

Founded in 1918, the Ohio Contractors Association is a statewide business and trade association providing support and leadership for the heavy highway and utility industry.

For more information, visit www.ohiocontractors.org.