The NGWA expo
Record numbers and lots of Canucks at annual show.
By Laura Aiken
Canadians were well represented in Las Vegas.
Canadians were well represented in Las Vegas. The 63rd NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual meeting ran from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with no shortage of Canadians on the floor or in the booths.
There were 274 Canadian attendees in the NGWA database. On the floor, we found a great group of Canadian companies waving the flag: Atlas Manufacturing Ltd., GeoRocFor Inc., Structural Composite Technologies Ltd., Watergroup, Solinst, GP Fiberglass Ltd, Boshart Industries, Foremost Industries, Maxidrill, International Pipe, the Canadian Ground Water Association promoting CanWell and Heron Instruments.
The mood on the show floor was positive and with a record number of exhibitors at 325, the NGWA can safely call this show a great success. In the 63-year history of the NGWA Ground Water Expo, this was the 14th best attended event, with a total attendance of 4,267 from all sectors of the industry – water well drillers and contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, and scientists and engineers, reported the NGWA in a press release.
All 50 United States were represented, along with D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico, in addition to 34 other nations.
The 2012 NGWA Expo is scheduled to take place Dec. 4 to 7 and will be returning to Las Vegas before it hits Nashville in 2013.
|Jim Pianosi, right, general manager of Solinst, and Myles McMillan, technical sales representative.||Left to right from GeoRocFor Inc.: Stephen Vaillancourt, customer service representative, Luc Charland, operation manager and Roger E. Charland, president.|
|Ryan Kirk, vice-president and general manager of North American sales, WaterGroup.||Gary Marino, regional manager for Structural Composite Technologies Ltd. |
|Dale Klassen, sales manager for GP Fiberglass Ltd.||Vicky Toon of Heron Instruments.|
|Left to right from Boshart Industries: Gary Boshart, Julie Storey, Brenda Hanna and Debbie Shur.||Ken Anderson of Atlas Manufacturing Ltd.|