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DCA Elects 2009 Officers; Raises $268,500 in Annual Auction
- Under 350,000 hours (tie): 1st place – Mid America Underground, Aurora, IL, and Midwest Underground Inc, East Moline, IL;
- 351,000 to 699,000 hours: 1st place – KS Energy Service, New Berlin, WI; 2nd place (tie) Michels Corporation, Brownsville, WI, and Quality Contracting, Little Canada, MN; and
- Over 700,000 hours:1st place – Snelson Companies Inc., Sedro Woolley, WA; 2nd place Minnesota Limited Inc., Big Lake, MN.
DCA Honorary Members
The association also inducted three people as Honorary Members: Harold Mueller, former owner of MRM, Ed Malzan of Ditch Witch and Ruth Michels, Michels Corporation.
Speakers at this year’s meeting included Patrick Tielborg, managing director and general counselor, Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA). He reviewed current and future pipeline industry issues and the PLCA/DCA relationship. Also speaking was Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam, professor, Arizona State University who offered insight into calculating emissions, a method for determining environmental impact during underground utility installations. Terence M. O’Sullivan, general president, Laborers’ International Union of North America, addressed the delegates at the Thursday Business Session along with Mark Bridgers, senior consultant, FMI Corporation and Andy Patron, consultant, FMI Corporation.
The 2009 mid year meeting will be held in Jackson Hole, WY, July 22 26. The next annual convention will be held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Feb. 23 28, 2010., and the 2011 annual meeting will be in Puerto Rico.