(L-R): Foley CAT was well represented at the UTCA trade show by Pete Reis, Cindy Snow, Jon Souliere, Kirk Chagnon, Jeff Merle, Jamie Foley, Warren Gonzalez and Susan Connolly.
The Utility & Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey (UTCA) held its 47th annual convention and trade show Sept. 20 through Sept. 23 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
On Friday, Sept. 21, equipment dealers and construction services companies met with Garden State contractors (and contractors from neighboring states) during the trade show in the Grand Exhibition Center. The Annual Awards Luncheon began at noon, where William Clayton of Clayton Companies was presented with the Larry Gardner Memorial Award. Each year, this award is given to a UTCA member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the association.
The Awards Luncheon’s keynote speaker, sponsored by Penn-Jersey Machinery, was Pat Buchanan of political fame, who spoke to an audience of more than 1,100 about the odds of either President Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney winning November’s presidential election. In his inimitable style, Buchanan mixed politics with humor as he outlined what needs to happen for either candidate to take up or maintain residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, placing special emphasis on the three debates.