International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA) Headlines First Day of the Educational Sessions at the Underground Construction Technology Conference (08/02/2013)
TRIC Tools, Inc. hit the 2013 UCT Show in Houston with force. On Monday, January 28th, Bob Grenier set-up TRIC's Pipe Bursting exhibit space, while Michael Lien joined the International Pipe Bursting Association's (IPBA) Annual Meeting. Tuesday, January 29th, both Bob and Michael joined IPBA's Pipe Bursting education sessions. The Exhibition Hall opened at 1:30 in the afternoon and there seemed to be plenty of guests for the Hall.
During the Exhibit, TRIC showcased its 'historical' 1998 era (20 ton) Pipe Bursting unit, in the Rehab Showcase. In it's booth, TRIC showcased the Municipal M50 unit, in a "TRIC'd Out" Utility Box, designed for protection and maintainance of the unit. A number of old friends from the industry re-introduced themselves to TRIC, in addition to new partners and future business clients. Tres Tuttle of Ritmo America, came by to share information about the 26 Gamma Pipe fusion machine and Ritmo's Electrofusion firing units. "TRIC's Exhibit really showcases the turnkey system that you offer contractors in the field," said Mr. Tuttle.
NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technology) headlined day 2 of the UCT conference with it's Pipe Bursting Best Practices course. Overall UCT provides many opportunities for better understanding Underground Construction Methods and Certification Programs.