RehabZone Garners Record Attendance

March 2011, Vol. 66 No. 3
A view of the exhibit hall from UCT 2011.

“The addition of live demonstrations last year brought the Zone up to the next level, and there were even more demonstrations this year,” DeBoda continued. “Outstanding committee coordination, expertise of the knowledgeable professionals at the static displays, and live hands-on demonstrations were highlights of the RehabZone experience. The printed Technology Guide is itself a tremendous introduction to pipeline rehabilitation.”

Hermes concluded that the continuing success of the RehabZone can only be attributed to industry support in the form of sponsorships, the technically-experienced volunteers and the level of commitment, diligence and hard work the RehabZone committee invests.

"It was an honor to experience the dedication and hard work put forth by the committee and my co-chair, Guy Leslie, to ensure the success of the RehabZone this year,” she concluded. “I am very proud not only to be part of this industry, but to work with peers who selflessly give of their time to bring this level of industry education to the masses.”

Hermes is president of WBE Dorcas, Inc. Leslie is southern area sales manager for Rapidview. DeBoda said that Hermes has agreed to serve as co-chairperson for the next RehabZone which will be at UCT in San Antonio, TX January 24-26, 2012.

NASSCO is based in Owings Mills, MD, (410) 486-3500. The association’s web site is www.nassco.org.

What RehabZone Visitors Said

As has come to be expected, visitors to the RehabZone expressed a range of high compliments after their experience.

Harry Price, NTH Consultants, Detroit, MI: “What I like about the RehabZone is that it gives a taste of all the different technologies involved in working underground. Sometimes it’s a refresher, a look at history, and I have used some of the handouts in dealing with some of the old egg-shaped sewers built in the 1870s.”

John Hohider, Heitkamp Inc. Watertown, CT, water and wastewater utility infrastructure rehab company: “I want to complement the RehabZone people for the pictures and presentations of the old and new technologies -- they are really great.”

Joel Venable, Texas Water Development Board, East Texas area representative: “I enjoyed going through the RehabZone and find that it is educational and beneficial for anyone wanting to know about underground pipeline and system infrastructure rehabilitation.”