DCA Looks To New Leadership, Better Economy

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | February 2010 Vol. 65 No. 2

Poole said the DCA has conducted business based on a five-year strategic plan, and finalizing the next plan for the period 2011 to 2016 is an important task for 2010.

Poole's term as president ends at the DCA's 2010 annual meeting in February with Kevin Miller becoming the 2010 president.

Poole is president and chief operating officer of Hallen Construction Co., Island Park, NY, a leader in the heavy construction industry specializing in pipeline, telecommunications, water and sewer projects, electrical construction, and site work.

Miller is president of Miller Pipeline Corp, Indianapolis, IN, a leading natural gas distribution and transmission pipeline and utility contractor, also serving the water and sewer, rehabilitation, and telecommunications industries.

DCA offices are in Richardson, TX. Since 1961, the association has served as a link between its members and government agencies, organized labor and other industry organizations. The association tracks governmental issues affecting distribution contractors, and keeps members informed of the latest developments on the industry's regulatory and legislative fronts with monthly and on line newsletters and updates.

The association 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.

DCA is a leading advocate of the directional drilling industry and counts among its members many leading directional drilling contractors.

Distribution Contractors Association, (972) 680-0261, www.dca-online.org