UCT

Erin Nelsen, Online Editor

In 2009, integrated systems manufacturer Kem-Tron Technologies barely broke even. Despite a market that’s flat in more ways than one, the company’s president says that as of September 2010 the company’s revenue has already matched the full year totals for 2009, with 30% growth expected by the end of the year. What made the difference?

UCT has become synonymous for innovative technologies and services in the construction and rehabilitation industry – it’s the go to place for attendees who are looking for the latest innovations in the industry. UCT San Antonio offered exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their new products as the ideal venue to reach their customers.

"This time they've outdone themselves!" a UCT attendee told another as the two exited the RehabZone following the first round of standing room only demonstrations on the opening day of the 2010 UCT show in Tampa, FL.

The 2010 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition – best known as the UCT show – was held in Florida for the first time in January at the Tampa Convention Center.

For the second consecutive year, there were concerns that the continuing recession would impact attendance, and, in fact, final attendance figures showed a slight decrease from the number that attended the 2009 UCT in San Antonio.

Even so, UCT was termed a success.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The debut of the Damage Prevention and Safety Conference at the 2010 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) got off to a promising start, said event coordinator Walt Kelly, and participants were enthusiastic about the content and value of educational sessions and hands on training.

Erin Nelsen, Online Editor

By Day 2 of the conference, attendance at the Tampa show had reached approximately 90% of the turnout for the entire 2009 show in UCT’s home state of Texas.

Daniel Magill of Avanti demonstrates a number of urethane, latex and gel grouts used for sealing breaches and preventing infiltration in water, sewer and stormwater systems—fast curing and very fun to play with.

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LMK demonstrates in the Rehab Zone.

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Early attendees at the networking reception sponsored by TT Technologies, Connectra Fusion and DCI.

Several of the exhibitors at UCT this year were new to the show and, in some cases, the industry itself. But new acts in rehabilitation were easy to come by on Day 2.

Erin Nelsen, Online Editor

As the second day of UCT 2010 progressed, the mood brightened from wary to relaxed.

Erin Nelsen, Online Editor

The opening of UCT 2010’s exhibit hall ushered an impatient crowd over the logo carpeting and into a full-up venue, 125,000 square feet of space studded with heavy equipment and new technology. “Everybody’s always in a good mood at this show,” one longtime exhibitor noted.

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