NTA Wraps-Up Active Year

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | December 2012, Vol. 67 No. 12

“Internally,” Haines said, “the NTA is moving towards a committee system to simplify the day-to-day activities of the organization and to increase involvement from its membership. Committees will include a training committee, website committee, educational outreach committee and membership committee to name a few.

“One of our missions for the coming years will be to establish outreach programs with some of the engineering and technical colleges and universities in our area to foster an interest in the trenchless industry. We need to start developing the next generation of trenchless professionals. Education will continue to be a prime focus of our organization.”

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Established in 2004 by a small group of New England directional drilling contractors, membership has grown with the support of a diverse group of associate member suppliers and service providers who have expanded the scope of the organization to include a broad range of trenchless technologies.

Haines is U.S. director of engineering for Vari-Tech LLC, Topsfield, MA. His term as NTA president will end at the 2013 annual meeting Jan. 13-15 in Boxborough, MA, when Steve Marcusio, marketing representative, EJ Prescott Inc., Gardiner, ME, will take over the presidency for 2013. Other 2013 officers will be elected at the meeting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Northeast Trenchless Association, www.northeasttrenchless.com