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RehabZone Successfully Continues Industry Information Mission
Grant Whittle, technical sales and marketing, Reline American, said the RehabZone is a primary reason his company participates in UCT. “Prospective customers,” he explained, “go through the RehabZone to see all the technologies side by side. It is a great resource.”
Brian Dorwart, P.E., P.G., Brierley Associates, Bedford, NH, visits the RehabZone every year. “This year,” he said, “I was interested in seeing how one particular device works, and the demonstration in the RehabZone showed me that. When I specify a technology for a project, I need to know that it will perform as expected to successfully accomplish what needs to be done. That’s what I get out of the RehabZone.”
The RehabZone is sponsored by NASSCO in cooperation with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Trenchless Installation of Pipelines and Pipeline Infrastructure Systems technical committee, the Water Environment Federation’s Collection System Committee and Underground Construction magazine. It is funded by sponsoring organizations and participating companies.
Chairman for the 2014 Zone was Daniel Magill, president of Avanti International, a manufacturer of grout products. Magill also served as chairman for the 2013 event.
“Sponsors are the backbone of the RehabZone and without sponsors and dedicated volunteers, the RehabZone could not be held each year,” said Leslie. “We have had a core group of volunteers every year who stand-up and devote their time and effort for the betterment of our industry. As a vendor, I recognize that to share information, often including that of competitors, is unusual in any market, but each year we do it at the RehabZone, and that’s one of many things that sets the RehabZone apart from any other industry event.”
Leslie, southern region sales manager for Rapidview IBAK, will be chairman for the 2015 RehabZone, also in Houston.
“Planning already is under way with groundwork started at NASSCO’S annual meeting right after UCT,” said Leslie. “As it is each year, the goal is to make the next RehabZone even better.”
2014 RehabZone Sponsors
Pipeline Renewal Technologies
Cretex Specialty Products
Duke's Root Control
ProPipe/Professional Pipe Services
R. S. Technical Services
Southern Trenchless Solutions