RehabZone Goes ‘Live’

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | December 2009 Vol. 64 No. 12

Those stations include joint and seal repairs, water main lining, lateral lining, grouting, root control, manhole linings and coatings, closed circuit television (CCTV), bypass pumping and sectional CIPP lining. Also included will be the NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and Inspector Training Certification Program (ITCP). The live demonstration area is the last stop in the Zone.

"The RehabZone has evolved each year with continuing improvements," said Irv Gemora, NASSCO executive director and RehabZone coordinating chairman. "The demonstration area is the latest addition to the event, and we anticipate it will be well received."

NASSCO is a national organization comprised of several hundred members representing rehabilitation industry manufacturers and suppliers, municipalities and utility districts, engineers, and contracting firms. Cooperating with NASSCO for the RehabZone are the American Society of Civil Engineers Trenchless Installation of Pipelines and Pipeline Infrastructure Systems technical committees, the Water Environment Federation's Collection System Committee, and Underground Construction and Rehabilitation Technology magazines.

"Any time I comment about the RehabZone," said Gemora, "I emphasize that it is made possible by the financial support of sponsors and the time and hard work of those who spend many hours planning each year's event and staff the exhibit stations during show hours. No other event I know of is operated by a group that includes many business competitors who put aside their sales hats to present a commercial free educational program."

RehabZone Chairman Larry Keist is president and chief executive officer and president of LMK Enterprises, Ottawa, IL.

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