Bell Cites Strong Accomplishments For DCA In 2013

53rd Annual Convention, Feb. 4-9, The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico
January 2014, Vol. 69 No. 1

DCA also was active promoting the market at various industry events. Each January, the DCA develops and sponsors a panel discussion on significant topics for the Underground Construction Technology (UCT) Conference. In October, the DCA’s HDD Committee sponsored a session at the bi-annual ICUEE show that focused on the latest product developments.

The DCA holds three member meetings each year. One of the primary contributors to the popularity of the events is the outstanding speaker and informational programs organized by the DCA’s Education Committee.

“These sessions bring great value for our attendees, allowing them to bring valuable information back home to their workplace,” Bell said.

DCA also provides signatory members with a labor relations service, negotiating collective bargaining and national distribution agreements, and maintains alliances with other industry groups to pool resources, ideas and information in order to help members operate their businesses more efficiently.

Going forward, Bell said the DCA will continue to address the manpower issue, work to get member personnel qualified to meet industry standards, and encourage experienced and qualified field personnel to step up to project supervisory positions.

Bell is president of Midwestern Contractors. He has been with Midwestern since 1985, starting as a laborer and working his way up through the ranks to his current position as president. His term as president will end at the association’s 2014 annual convention in February in Cancun. At that meeting, H. Grady Bell, vice president of Laney Directional Drill Co., will take over as president.

Founded in 1961, DCA offices are in Richardson, TX. Rob Darden is executive vice president.

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