Tough Times? UCT Thrives In San Antonio

March 2009 Vol. 64 No. 3

Jay Miller’s new company, J.T. Miller, Inc., provides drill bits, drill pipe and HDD accessories. "I knew UCT was the place to come to make people in the industry aware of the change," he said. "But the benefits of being here far exceeded my expectations."

Said Ray Pavlic, National Liner: "We began exhibiting at UCT soon after we established our business, and have been back ever since. We have had very good traffic to the booth in San Antonio."

Cosmic Tophat, Torrance, CA, brought its new Eliminator all in one robotic crawler/cutter/video system for reinstating laterals to 2009 UCT. "We always exhibit at UCT – it is one of our best shows," said Chris Scarrett, chief operating officer. "With the strong focus on rehabilitation and lining technologies, it is a good place to show our new product."

UCT is the underground construction industry's premier trade event, focusing exclusively on underground construction. It is the only annual industry event bringing together contractors, utilities, consulting engineers and manufacturers in a true business and educational environment.

In addition to exhibits and the no-sell RehabZone, a show within a show on the exhibit floor, UCT offered a full program of more than 90 educational sessions covering a wide range of underground construction technologies and procedures plus interactive panel discussions.

As in the past, several industry organizations, including NASTT, the Gas Technology Institute, NASSCO and CUIRE, conducted special programs in conjunction with UCT.

UCT is sponsored by Underground Construction, Pipeline & Gas Journal and Pipeline News with the support of corporate, association and academic cosponsors.

The 2010 UCT show will be Jan. 19-21 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL.