The APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition returns to Canada!


WVCO will exhibit POLYQuick at the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in August.

The APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition is returning to Canada after a 25 year hiatus and Willamette Valley Company will be there to exhibit! For more than 100 years, this event has drawn thousands of public works professionals from all over the world.

APWA’s Congress, featuring more than 125 technical and professional development sessions, will be held August 17–20, 2014 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building, Toronto, ON, Canada.


Photo Source: American Public Works Association on Facebook

Photo Source: American Public Works Association on Facebook

We cannot wait to join the many innovative exhibitors on APWA’s exhibit floor to demonstrate the latest products, services and technologies specific to public works. If you are headed to what is known as “The Best Show in Public Works”, we invite you to come to Booth 334 to say hello and learn more about our groundbreaking concrete, wood and rail repair products.

APWA’s exhibit floor will be an EXPO EXPERIENCE like none other. They will be broadcasting live interviews with session speakers throughout the week in addition to cyber stations for attendees to connect. Attendees will also benefit from a range of technical and professional development sessions that address current public works issues.

Who Should Attend:

Public Works Directors
Superintendents and Managers
Directors and Managers of Operations and Operations Personnel
City and County Engineers
Consulting Engineers
Construction Directors and Managers
Solid Waste Managers and Coordinators
Public Fleet Directors and Managers
Public Facilities and Grounds Directors and Managers
Water Services Directors and Managers
Streets/Roads/Bridges Directors and Managers
Transportation Directors and Managers
Stormwater and Flood Control Directors and Managers
Emergency Management Directors and Coordinators
City Planners?Sustainability Specialists
Anyone else whose responsibilities are public works-related

Areas Covered:

Career & Personal Development
Construction Management
Emergency Management
Engineering & Technology
Environment/Sustainablility
Facilities
Fleet Services
Management
Parks & Grounds?Snow & Ice
Solid Waste?Stormwater / Flood Control
Streets/Roads/Bridges
Traffic Engineering
Utilities/Right-of-Way
Water & Wastewater

About APWA
For more than 75 years, APWA has been the education and networking choice of public works professionals who seek professional excellence and quality education experiences such as live workshops and seminars, online education, and the Donald C. Stone Center. Organizations like The American Public Works Association enable public works professionals and companies (like us) with access to the latest technologies and resources to better serve our industry. To learn more, read 5 Ways American Public Works Association Impacts Your Community.

WVCO Attends Infrarail 2014

Members of the WVCO team join the DWG booth at Infrarail 2014.

Representatives from more than 170 companies gathered this week at Earls Court exhibition center in London for the 10th International Railway Infrastructure Exhibition a.k.a. Infrarail 2014. Among them were three WVCO reps from our Railroad Division who joined colleagues at the DWG Timber Components Ltd booth to demonstrate our railroad and infrastructure maintenance and repair products.

DWG, one of our distributors in the UK, offers a range of concrete and timber repair products for the rail and civil industries including Spikefast, Fastpatch, handheld applicators and metering equipment for urethane based timber, concrete and asphalt repair products.

It was an electrifying scene with companies from all over the world showcasing the very latest products, systems and services for constructing, operating and maintaining rail systems. The exhibition also featured an interactive discussion forum and keynote speeches from policy-makers and industry leaders.

WVCO rep meeting with members of the rail infrastructure market at Infrarail 2014.

This year was especially exciting for us as the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition (CITE) took place alongside Infrarail making the largest infrastructure exhibition held in the UK this year.

It was beneficial for us to see the latest technology in action, learn about new products/services, consolidate existing relationships and make new connections. We could tell you all about it….but we’d rather let Infarail show you the event in action (see if you can spot our team):

WVCO to Showcase POLYQuik at WasteExpo 2014!

PhotoSource: YouTube WasteExpo 2013 – Slideshow

This has been another busy season for Willamette Valley Company!  Reps from our POLYQuik division are headed to Atlanta, GA to join over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment and technologies the industry has to offer at WasteExpo 2014!

Source: WasteExpo Facebook Page

The event takes place inside the Georgia World Congress Center April 28, 2014- May 1, 2014 and is considered to be North America’s largest solid waste and recycling trade show serving both the private and public sectors.

Now in it’s 45th year, WasteExpo joins industry leaders to discuss and learn about the latest trends, policies and issues the waste industry is facing. We will be there there to contribute to the conversation and demonstrate what POLYQuik can do for polymeric protection, repair and waterproofing in waste environments.

This event is a rare opportunity to gain an international perspective of the global waste community. Last year, the event welcomed participants from 64 countries, all looking to share ideas and problem solve with the colleagues in the global waste community.

We hope you will stop by our booth, 2465, to say hello and to learn more about the many solutions POLYQuik can offer!

Service Project Beneftting Operation Gratitude to Take Place at the 2014 ASLRRA Annual Convention

Source: Operation Gratitude Facebook Page

 

Members from our Railroad Division team are gearing up for the 2014 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Annual Convention in San Diego California later this month.

The event, April 22-25, is the railroad industry’s premier education and networking convention addressing railroading’s hottest issues.  Representatives from the WVCO Railroad Division will be demonstrating products we manufacture for the railroad industry including SpikeFast® at booth #607 in the exhibition hall.

This year’s (ASLRRA) Annual Convention is more than just a convention. This is also an opportunity for members of our industry to participate in a special service project benefiting Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages (more than 150,000 annually) to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.

The goal is to create 500 hygiene kits to go in the care packages and 250 paracord survival bracelets. The convention will also have letter writing stations set up around the room with drop boxes where participants can write a message of thanks for a military member serving overseas. ASLRRA’s goal is to have 1,000 notes written by the end of the convention.

ASLRRA is a non-profit trade association, proudly representing more than 510 short line, regional, Class I, switching, transload, transit and tourist lines and over 460 Associate Business Suppliers.

WVCO Connects with Wood Products Industry at PELICE 2014

We are elated to be back in Atlanta, GA this week to attend the fourth biennial Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE)!

PELICE Expo is an educational event for worldwide wood products industries, including structural and non-structural wood panels, engineered lumber, components and laminates. It’s been dubbed “A Show By Industry People, For Industry People” and we will be there to exhibit our newest innovative wood products and solutions.

The event, held March 20-21, 2014, is supported by Panel World magazine, Wood Bioenergy magazine and the Georgia Research Institute. This is a one-of-a-kind must attend event for professionals in the panel and engineered wood products industries!

If you can’t make it to this year’s conference, don’t worry!  PELICE will be video broadcasting live from the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center at certain times during the event. Conference organizer and Associate Editor Jay Donnell, joined by Managing Editor Dan Shell, will be behind the microphone discussing developments at the conference and hot industry topics, as well as interviewing live video broadcast sponsors and other industry professionals, including some of the speakers before and following their presentations.

To tune in to the live video broadcasts, which is absolutely free, simply visit www.pelice-expo.com at the times indicated below and click on the home page link that will take you to the live video feed:

March 20 – 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
March 21 – 8:00am, 10:00am
(All times are Eastern Standard)

WVCO POLYQuik & Railroad Division Reps Are Back on the Road!

 

Lower image: Don Milner of Graham Contracting, Bassem Muallem Caltrans District 8 Director, Steve Takigawa Caltrans Deputy Director, Maintenance and Operations, and Tony Tavares Caltrans DIvision Chief or Maintenance at 2013 California Chip Seal Association Pavement Preservation Workshop.

WVCO has a busy few weeks ahead as we go back on the road to meet with our colleagues, customers and present our flagship products from our POLYQuik & WVCO Railroad Divisions. 

Our first stop will be in Sacramento, California February 5-6, 2014 where we will present our high-performance concrete repair products, color-stable coatings, fillers and sealants, floor coatings, primers, and spray coatings at California Chip Seal Association Pavement Preservation Workshop.

WVCO representatives are looking forward to showcasing our concrete repair products like FASTPATCH and POLYQuik for transportation and infrastructure markets.

Highlights of the Conference will be Keynote Speakers WIll Kempton, current Director of Transportation California and Steve Takigawa, the Deputy Director of Maintenance and Operations for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) along with educational workshops detailing binders, aggregates, mix designs, equipment calibrations and QC for slurry, microsurfacing, and chip seal applications.

Our next stop will be further south at ExpoRail 2014 in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico to represent our innovative new products and application systems for today’s railroads, including our proprietary product, SpikeFast®.

ExpoRail 2014, an international railroad industry exhibition/meeting, will be presented by Mexican Association of Railroads, AC  Sunday, February 9, 2014 – Tuesday, February 11, 2014. 

The event will gather Railroad Industry Product and Service Suppliers from Mexico, USA, Canada and Latin America for educational workshops and discussions on industry topics such as

• Engineering rail services and project management.
• Railway Construction and maintenance.
• Electricity conduction works.
• Locomotive and car load painting.
• Technical assistant for Railway equipment.
• Locomotive and car hire and sale.
• Locomotive and car repair, reconstruction and maintenance.
• Railway wheel and tooling manufactures
• Articulate crane sale, rent and manufacturing, hoist, remote controls and automated via changers.
• Wood and concrete railway sleepers.
• Impregnation of sleepers
• Power transmission systems and braking system development
• Repair, maintenance and breaking valve calibration for locomotives and cars.
• Hardware for via changers.
• Lubricants and railway industrial cleaning and maintenance.
• Intermodal and Logistic Railway Services.
• Safety services.
• Intermodal terminals
• Railway signaling and automatization of yards, etc.

Follow our Facebook Page and Twitter updates for more updates from the road!

 

Willamette Valley Company to Help Sponsor 20th EWTA Info Fair and Annual Golf Tournament

WVCO values our partnership with the APA – The Engineered Wood Association and will again be a Gold Sponsor of the 2013 The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) Info Fair.  This annual event is considered to be the premier supplier exhibition for North America’s leading engineered product manufacturers and service providers and held in conjunction with APA’s Annual Meeting in Huntington Beach, Calif., Nov. 2–4.

Tustin Ranch Course
Photo Source: www.apawood.org

In addition we will join other companies including Arclin, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, LLC, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Raute, Ventek, Inc., and Westmill Industries to sponsor the Mike St. John Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

APA’s Annual Golf tournament honors the life of Mike St. John, Pacific woodtech executive and APA trustee, who passed away in November, 2012. The tournament will take place
at the Tustin Ranch Course, an award winning 18-hole course featuring breathtaking scenery, sparkling lakes and cascading falls.

Now in it’s 20th year, the EWTA Info Fair is a product and services exposition featuring equipment manufacturers, product suppliers and service providers from approximately 68 EWTA member companies!

WVCO has participated as an (EWTA) Info Fair Gold Level sponsor and been honored with APA’s Supplier of the Year award in past years. WVCO President, John Harrison, and company representatives attended last year’s Info Fair at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.

 

Be sure to follow our updates from the 2013 event on Twitter and Facebook!

A bit of history: 

The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) is a related nonprofit corporation of APA—The Engineered Wood Association, the leading North American association of engineered wood product manufacturers.

APA was founded in 1933 as the Douglas Fir Plywood Association, and was later recognized as the American Plywood Association. In 1994, APA changed its name to APA – The Engineered Wood Association to better reflect the range of products manufactured by APA members and the international scope of the Association.

Since then, APA-The Engineered Wood Association has helped our industry create exceptional wood products while promoting new solutions and improved processes.

Today, the organization represents approximately 150 mills throughout North America, ranging in size and structure. The association is considered the “Leading Resource for Information About Engineered Wood Products”.

To learn more about APA programs and resources which include nearly 500 publications, extensive research and technical reports, free CAD details, comprehensive market studies and more, visit www.apawood.org.

WVCO’s 2013 APWA Congress & Expo Recap

Last month, Willamette Valley Company representatives traveled from Oregon to McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago for”The Best Show in Public Works”!

412 exhibitors and thousands of public works professionals from all over the world came to The 2013 APWA Congress & Expo in late August; we had the pleasure of introducing our concrete repair products to many of them!

Hello from Booth 520!

To give you an idea of how large this event is, watch AWPA’s 2013 highlight video:

The “Technology Pavilion”, product demo theaters and an expanded “Sustainability Pavilion” were exciting new additions to the show floor.  APWA’s Congress also featured more than 125 technical and professional development sessions focusing on topics such as business services building, construction, control, design, disaster and development.

More than 400 exhibitors were on hand for the 3 day event.

Thousands of public works professionals from around the world met in Chicago.

 

Technology Pavilion, product demo theaters and an expanded Sustainability Pavilion were exciting new additions to the show floor.

Our team had a fantastic time in Chicago, and we are already gearing up for August 2014 event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario!  Stay tuned for details.

 

Next Stop: TxDOT Maintenance and Traffic Operations Conference

WVCO will Exhibit at the TxDOT Maintenance and Traffic Operations Conference at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, TX September 17-19, 2013

Fresh off our trip to the 2013 APWA Congress & Expo in Chicago, Willamette Valley Company is on the road again to demonstrate our POLYQuik concrete repair products to transportation and infrastructure professionals at the TxDOT Maintenance and Traffic Operations Conference September 17-19, 2013.

The event is presented by POLYQuik products distributor Contractors Paving Supply, a company that has served and supported the concrete paving industry in the greater Houston area for over seven years.

Photo Source: Contractors Paving Supply

Photo Source: Contractors Paving Supply

POLYQuik can best be described as high-performance concrete repair products, color-stable coatings, fillers and sealants, floor coatings, primers, and spray coatings. FastPatch is TXDOT approved and is currently used on highways and airports in Texas. CPSI has also recently taken on POLYQuik distribution for Louisiana.

This years conference will be held at the beautiful Waco Convention Center in Waco, TX and we are happy to report that WVCO will have both outdoor and indoor booth spaces. We hope you will stop by one (or both) of our exhibits to say hello!

It is always a pleasure to travel to conferences all over the world connecting with new people in our industry while showcasing our diverse range of problem-solving concrete repair products.

This fall, we will also be presenting POLYQuik products at the Railway Interchange 2013 September 29-October 2, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN (WVCO Railroad and POLYQuik products) and the 2013 Road & Street Maintenance Supervisors’ Conference
October 14-16, 2013 in Yakima, Washington. Check back for more details.

POLYQuik to be Showcased at 2013 APWA Congress & Expo

With the 2013 APWA Congress & Expo in Chicago just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to spotlight POLYQuik, one of the divisions of Willamette Valley Company.

POLYQuik can best be described as high-performance concrete repair products, color-stable coatings, fillers and sealants, floor coatings, primers, and spray coatings.

The products are tested and developed to the most stringent standards. Systems are thoroughly evaluated for performance with the latest in application equipment, physical properties testing, weather exposure, adhesion testing, chemical resistance testing and much more. The resulting concrete repair products are fast curing, tough materials.

Our laboratories and research centers are located in Oregon, Georgia, Louisiana and Chile. POLYQuik’s team of scientists and engineers consists of more than 45 members with more than 75 years combined experience in product development and application.

To see it in action, watch this POLYQuik® FastPatch SC application video.

WVCO representatives are looking forward to showcasing our concrete repair products like FASTPATCH and POLYQuik for transportation and infrastructure markets.

APWA Congress & Expo
Sunday, August 25, 2013 – Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Come see us in booth 520!
For more information on the Expo Experience visit www.apwa.net