Utility Contractor

MAY-JUN 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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Speakers Educational Breakouts Attendees took advantage of the full range of educational programming with topics including safety management, employee retention, and more. Additionally, the convention included two in depth sessions, Best in Class Project Management and Geotech Essentials for the Trenchless Professional. Both keynote speakers were sponsored by Core & Main and introduced by Vice President of Market Development Yvonne Bland. Celebrity chef and author Jeff Henderson shared his poignant story of overcoming the hard- ships of his youth, discovering the passion that lead to his suc- cess, and the leadership les- sons he has learned to a capti- vated crowd. Drawing from her experiences climbing Mount Everest and as a West Point faculty member, Alison Levine discussed what it takes to be an effective leader, emphasizing that progress can come when you least expect it. Mark Bridgers led an in-depth discussion about the current state of the economy for the construction industry and his expectations over the next few years. During a high energy presenta- tion, Gene Marks kept attend- ees engaged as he discussed the latest and greatest tech- nologies and trends affecting the industry.

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