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UTCA Holds 47th Annual Convention, Trade Show in N.J.

Thu October 11, 2012 - National Edition
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(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.
(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.
(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. Toys for Tots was out in full force collecting donated gifts during the UTCA convention. Here, they are represented (L-R, standing) by James Dunbar, NormaJean Whittaker, and Robert Moran, and (L-R, seated) by Frank Vesely and Thomas Knoell. Mike DeVito (L) of the UTCA awards Dan Crooke of Stone Hill Contracting Co., Doylestown, Pa., an iPod Touch after one of many door prize drawing during the show. Dale Errico of Railroad Construction, Patterson, N.J., frenetically collects as many bills as he can in the Money Booth, sponsored by The Kennedy Companies. Dale Errico of Railroad Construction, Patterson, N.J., managed to grab $243 in the Money Booth. (L-R): Harry Rice, Bill Kretschmer, Brendan Binder, Bob Binder, Carlin Binder and Barry Sica, all of Binder Machinery, are proud to represent their South Plainfield, N.J.-based company once again the UTCA trade show and convention. 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 presiden Darrell Harms (R), UTCA past president, presents William Clayton with the Larry Gardner Memorial Award. Vic Rega (L), sales manager, and Matthew Sams, equipment sales specialist, both of Harter Equipment, are proud to tell visitors about their company’s 45th anniversary. NJ One Call reminded UTCA visitors to call before you dig with this “811 Bike,” designed by Paul Junior Designs. (L-R): Robert Traenkner, sales representative, Norris Sales Company; Vince Forte, jobsite specialist, Atlantic region, Wacker Neuson; and Frank Kimberling, also of Norris Sales, stand ready to discuss their company’s line of construction products an Trico Equipment Services, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012, is represented at the annual UTCA show (L-R) by George Hamlin, branch manager — Totowa; Roberto Luaces, territory manager; Robert Taormina, regional manager; Bill DeCicco, Mark Dombrowski (L), sales representative, and Bob Pelouze, field sales manager, both of Modern Group, pose for a photo during the UTCA trade show. Ed Cilli (L) and Eric Seikel, both sales representatives of Hoffman Equipment, are poised to discuss JCB equipment, Atlas Copco attachments, Terex cranes and more with passersby. (L-R): Michael Delia, territory manager; Gregg Swartz, territory manager; and Eric Paterno, all of JESCO, are eager to discuss how John Deere equipment can help contractors with their upcoming projects. Patrick Coleman, sales representative of Emerald Equipment Services, is ready to tout his company’s crushing and screening solutions.

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.