UCT Daily News: Wednesday, Jan. 26

January 2011 Vol. 66 No. 1
Attendees at the opening of the UCT exhibit hall, Jan. 25 2011.

Here's the latest from the UCT International Conference and Exhibition going on now at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. What are you missing? Yesterday, trenchless industry association UCTA bestowed its annual Most Valuable Professional Award on CIGMAT's Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanadan, Ph.D. Barbco unveiled a much-requested disc cutter, debuting at UCT after over a decade's wait for a commercial offering. UCT's first ever SafeZone started offering attendees a shot at locating a tricky line on-site, while the Rehab Zone showed off with live demonstrations of three separate technologies.

A crowd formed outside of McElroy Manufacturing's booth #625 in the middle of the hall--and close to one of the bartenders.

Halls were crowded and spirits were high as attendees poured from Tuesday's ten tracks of educational sessions into the inaugural exhibition hours of 2011's conference, where cocktails and beer livened up the afternoon's transactions. Download today's show daily for exclusive pictures and a look at what's coming next: from today's slate of Rehab Zone demos to the free UCT Networking Reception Wednesday at 5:30, sponsored by TT Technologies and DCI.