DCA Sets Attendance, Auction Records in Cancun

By Oliver Klinger, Publisher | March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3
2013 DCA President Tim Bell, president of Midwestern Contractors with his family, Quentin (left), wife Leigh and daughter Brooke

Directors for 2014 are: Ben Nelson, vice president – Western Operations, Michels Corporation, Kirkland, WA; Jay Osborn, president, Q3 Contracting, Inc., Little Canada, MN; Michael J. Hickey, executive vice president, Construction Operations, The Hallen Construction Co., Inc., Island Park, NY; Larry Ernst, president, Midwest Underground, Inc.; Dale Mykyte, chief executive officer, Pe Ben USA, Inc., Houston, TX; Jim Lagios, general manager – business development, OA Directional Drilling LLC, Scottsdale, AZ; and Director at Large Tom Clapper, vice president, Tekrock Trenching LLC, Georgetown, TX. Past President Director is Shepard Poole, president & chief executive officer, The Hallen Construction Company, Inc., Island Park, NY. The Associate Member Directors are Bob Darby, president, Darby Equipment Company, Tulsa, OK,and Pat Hunt, Case Construction Equipment Inc., Park Ridge, NJ.

Scholarships and safety

For the 2014-15 school year, Ruth Michels announced that the Dale R. Michels Scholarship Fund would distribute $67,000. The Curtis Allen Scholarship Fund is distributing $18,000 for scholarships.

The safety awards were again very competitive. The 2013 Arthur T. Everham Safety Award winners by category were:
Under 350,000 hours – H & H Enterprises, Andover, OH.
351,000 to 899,000 hours – Underground Construction Company Inc., Benicia, CA.
Over 900,000 hours – Q3 Contracting Inc., Little Canada, MN.

Upcoming DCA events for 2014 include: annual Safety Congress, April 14-16, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; Mid-Year Meeting, July 23 – 27, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC; Contractor’s Reception/Fall Meeting – Oct. 26 – 29, The Worthington Renaissance, Ft. Worth, TX; and the 54th Annual Convention, Feb. 7 – 12, 2015, The Roosevelt, New Orleans, LA.

DCA, (972) 680-0261, www.dca-online.org

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