Fall Conference Round Up: UDOT Annual Conference & 2014 EWTA Info Fair

EWTA Info Fair

WVCO Team at the 2013 EWTA Info Fair. Photo source: EWTA Info Fair on Facebook

After a very busy summer of traveling to various expos and presentations around the country, our reps are not about to slow down!  Next week, our POLYQuick division is headed to UDOT Annual Conference to introduce transportation professionals from all over the state of Utah our innovative concrete repair solutions and services.

This event, held October 28-30, 2014, offers top-notch training opportunities for attendees including specific tracks for maintenance and construction, design, and other disciplines.

This event features an interactive exposition floor (where we will feature POLYQuick products and services), along with keynote speakers like UDOT Executive Director, Carlos M. Braceras; Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox; leadership expert Stephen M. R. Covey and several other distinguished industry leaders. Attendees will also be able to take care of great training and networking opportunities available in a wide range of breakout sessions.

Our Wood Products team will be traveling to San Antonio, TX for the EWTA Info Fair November 8-10, 2014.  This annual event, sponsored by the Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA), is a product and services exposition featuring equipment manufacturers, product suppliers and service providers.

Willamette Valley Company is proud to be a part of this important event which brings together members of the engineered wood industry – Plywood, OSB, Glulam, SCL or I-Joist- in a relaxed setting and intimate venue.  The event is a perfect opportunity to share new information, best practices, introduce our new wood products solutions during productive business meetings and socializing.

WVCO’s Vice President of Northwest Sales,  Tony Vuksich, had this to say about the event “Info Fair is the best exhibition that we do—it allows us to interface with the management of many of our very important clients, and support EWTA in a mutually beneficial setting.”

About APA – The Engineered Wood Association APA
The Engineered Wood Association has a long history of providing quality service and programs to its nearly 160 member mills in the engineered wood products industry. A key to APA’s success is the teamwork between EWTA’s supplier members and APA’s member manufacturers.  The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) is a nonprofit trade association of and for product, equipment and service providers to the North American engineered wood products industry. EWTA is a related organization of APA – The Engineered Wood Association, the leading North American association of structural engineered wood product manufacturers.

Featured WVCO Partnership: International Concrete Repair Institute – (ICRI)

ICRI members are recognized around the world as companies and individuals that provide the utmost quality in their products and services. It is this recognition that leads prospective customers to you through ICRI services such as our annual Membership Directory “Who’s Who in Concrete Repair.”

For decades, WVCO has been recognized as an industry leader around the globe. This recognition has enabled us to forge valuable partnerships with leading industry associations and organizations to better serve our customers and memberships by giving us access to the latest technologies, methodologies, and resources.

Our association with International Concrete Repair Institute – (ICRI) is a prime example of how our partnerships make us a better company. The concrete restoration and repair industry has grown from a niche market to an industry all its own and ICRI is the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration.

It’s global network of members, which include contractors, manufacturers, engineers, distributors, owners, and other professionals have a common goal: prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection.

ICRI began in February of 1988 at a World of Concrete seminar to address the need for better standards, training and guidelines for concrete repair. In response to these concerns, the International Association of Concrete Repair Specialists was formed.
In 1993 the name was changed to the International Concrete Repair Institute. The organizing members agreed on a statement of purpose, which is:

To improve the quality of concrete restoration, repair and protection, through education of, and communication among, the members and those who use their services.


Learn more in this video: What is the International Concrete Repair Institute?

Today, the organization stays true it’s original mission by conducting countless regional networking opportunities publishing a bimonthly magazine and technical guidelines for concrete repair, and cosponsors the World of Concrete. To learn more about this organization and how you can be a part of them, please visit www.icri.org.