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Convention Program & Auction Catalog Program At-a-Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Friday Program Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Saturday Program Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sunday Program Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Monday Program Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tuesday Program Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Convention Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Auction Proceeds at Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Auction Catalog - Live Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Auction Catalog - Silent Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Advertiser Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 PO Box 638 Churchton, Maryland 20733 (800) 542-PCCA • www.pccaweb.org ©2023 Power & Communication Contractors Association 78th ANNUAL CONVENTION Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc, Miami Beach, Florida March 3-8, 2023 Publication Staff Publisher TimothyWagner Editor Michael Ancell Advertising Sales Stacy Bowdring Photography Jorge de Casanova Information Technology Greg Smela Accounting James Wagner Layout & Design JosephWagner Officer Directors Board of Directors Garrett Akin Brooks Construction Co., LLC Nick Anderson Anderson Underground, Inc. John Audi MasTec North America, Inc. Robert Breeden ElectriCom, Inc. Jeff Brown Global Machinery Bonnie Burnham Service Electric Company John Capodice Sterling Site Solutions Josh DeBruine Michels Corporation Justin Druffel Caterpillar, Inc. John Fluharty Mears Group, Inc. Robin Gilbertson J&R Underground, LLC Chase Lapcinski Push, Inc. Tommy Muse, Jr Aubrey Silvey Enterprises, Inc. Steve Sellenriek (Advisory) UtiliSource Sam Stephens Tjader & Highstrom Jason Tyler Brooks Construction Co., LLC Billy Vincent ElectriCom, Inc. Michael Whitebread J.J. Kane Auctioneers Chris Wozniak Intercon Construction, Inc. Chairman Jerrod Henschel Equix, Inc. Chairman-Elect Ed Campbell HMI Communications 1st Vice Chairman Matthew Gabrielse Gabe’s Construction Co., Inc. 2nd Vice Chairman Rob Pribyl MP Nexlevel, LLC Treasurer Craig Amerine Amerine Utilities Construction, Inc Secretary Heath Sellenriek Sellenriek Construction
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 7 Program At-A-Glance *Ending times for optional tours are estimates. Please consult the tour guide before departing if your return time is an issue. Friday, March 3 8 am - 6 pm Registration & Information Promenade Foyer 8 am - 4 pm PCCA Leadership Development Program Promenade 3:30 - 5:45 pm Board of Directors Meeting Aozora / Tsuki 6:30 - 8:30 pm Board/Past Chairmen/Sponsor Reception (By Invitation) Spa Terrace All Evening Dinner on Own Various Saturday, March 4 8 - 9:25 am Past Chairmen’s Breakfast Mizu / Tayio 9:30 - 11 am PCCA/CGA/NULCA Excavation Safety Summit Pompeii Ballroom 11:15 am - 4:45 pm* Catamaran Tour w/Lunch Departs from Lobby 5:30 - 6:15 pm First-Time Attendee Reception (By Invitation) Aozora / Tsuki 6:30 - 7:30 pm Opening General Session w/ Gregory Offner Pompeii Ballroom 7:30 - 9:30 pm Chairman’s Welcome Reception & Dinner Eden Roc Garden Sunday, March 5 8 - 9:30 am 51st Annual Prayer Breakfast Pompeii Ballroom 9:45 - 11:15 am Utility Construction Industry Overview w/ Chris Daum Pompeii Ballroom 1 - 4 pm Miami Beach Pool Day Eden Roc Main Pool 6 - 7 pm Silent Auction & Reception Mona Lisa 7 - 10 pm Auction & Dinner Pompeii Ballroom Monday, March 6 8 - 10:30 am Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast ERC II Ballroom 10:30 am - 8 pm Exhibit Teardown ERC II Ballroom 10:45 am - 12 pm General Session w/ Rep Maria Salazar Pompeii Ballroom 12:15 - 6:30 pm* PCCA Golf Tournament Departs from Lobby 12:15 - 4:15 pm* The Dynamic Art District of WynwoodWalls w/Lunch at Le Chick Departs from Lobby 1:30 - 5 pm* Bike Key Biscayne: Miami’s Paradise Island Departs from Lobby Tuesday, March 7 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast Mona Lisa 7:30 - 8:30 am Exhibit Wrap-up & Associates Breakfast Meeting Promenade 8:30 am - 12 pm General Session Roundtables Pompeii Ballroom 8:30 - 9:30 am Education Issues Roundtable 9:30 - 9:40 am Break 9:40 - 11:10 am Government & Industry Issues Roundtable 11:10 - 11:20 am Break 11:20 am - 12 pm Economic Issues Roundtable 9 - 10:30 am Spouse Breakfast Aozora / Tsuki 12:15 - 3 pm* Art Deco History & Culinary Tour Departs from Lobby 12:15 - 3:15 pm* Little Havana Culture & Culinary Tour Departs from Lobby 12:15 - 5 pm* Deep Sea Fishing Tour Departs from Lobby 1:30 - 4:45 pm Island Kayaking off Key Biscayne Departs from Lobby 5:45 - 6:45 pm Board of Directors Wrap-up Meeting Aozora / Tsuki 7 - 10 pm Eden Roc Circa 1955 Party & Hall of Fame Awards Eden Rock Garden
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2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 10 Saturday Details Past Chairmen’s Breakfast/PCCA Foundation Meeting 8 - 9:25 am Mizu / Tayio Jerrod Henschel hosts the PCCA Past Chairmen and PCCA Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors for breakfast, discussion of the power and telecommunications industry, and the selection of the 2023 scholarship recipients. PCCA/CGA/NULCA Excavation Safety Summit 9:30 - 11 am Pompeii Ballroom Open to all attendees, this session explores excavation safety topics including the advancement of the CGA Next Practices initiative, CGA DIRT Report results, innovations in damage prevention, and an introduction to the new Damage Prevention Institute. Moderated by PCCA Chairman, CGA Next Practices Advisory Group member, and the Damage Prevention Institute Advisory Committee member Jerrod Henschel, session panelists include CGA President & CEO Sarah Magruder Lyle, CGA Chairman and NULCA President Josh Hinrichs, PCCA Past Chairman and CGA Secretary John Fluharty, PCCA Past Chairman and CGA Board member Steve Sellenriek, and NULCA Executive Director Ron Peterson. Catamaran Tour w/ Lunch 11:15 am - 4:45 pm Departs from Lobby The PCCA crew will head to the Miamarina, board the Caribbean Spirit, the largest day sailing catamaran in North America, and then cruise through downtown Miami and continue under the Rickenbacker Causeway connecting Key Biscayne to Miami. Next, it’s sails up in the calm waters of Biscayne Bay, which has attracted explorers, adventurers, and tourists for centuries. Our course is set for a picturesque anchorage where the water is turquoise and the sand bars are abundant. A variety of water toys will be available. A buffet lunch, soft drinks, and beer & wine will be served. $270 includes transportation, guides, lunch, soft drinks, water, beer and wine, water toys, taxes and gratuities.
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 11 First-Time Attendee Reception 5:30 - 6:15 pm Aozora / Tsuki PCCA invites first-time attendees to join association leaders for a cocktail reception before the Opening Session. Use this opportunity to introduce yourself to the PCCA leadership, ask questions about PCCA, and make new friends. Open to first-time attendees, PCCA Board members, and Membership Committee members and their spouses/guests by invitation. Opening General Session w/ Gregory Offner 6:30 - 7:30 pm Pompeii Ballroom Gregory Offner is a globally recognized expert on performance, the Founder and CEO of Global Performance Institute, and an awardwinning keynote speaker. His Performance Agreement methodology helps organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive under pressure and create cultures of high-performing, highly fulfilled people. Offner also holds advanced professional designations in the fields of Risk Management, Organizational Development, Lean/SixSigma, and Positive Psychology. He is an accomplished entertainer, having performed professionally on five continents and numerous countries as a solo artist and dueling piano performer. After he nearly lost his voice permanently, this dueling pianist turned keynote speaker has emerged as one of the most compelling advocates for engagement and purposeful performance on the planet. He has been fortunate to work with some of the most influential brands in the world, helping them create their own Tip Jar Culture. His work interviewing 1,000 senior leaders and experiencing the training programs of more than 40 organizations firsthand has made him a leading voice in helping organizations build better people and produce exceptional impact. Chairman’s Welcome Reception & Dinner 7:30 - 9:30 pm Eden Roc Garden PCCA Chairman Jerrod Henschel and his wife, Toni, host a reception and dinner under the stars in the ERC Garden. Catch up with old friends and welcome new ones while enjoying a fantastic Noche Havana buffet, delicious beverages, and music by Jimi Dread. MILWAUKEE® has taken the time to understand users’ needs and develop personal protective equipment from the ground up, delivering hard hats that allow users to adapt to each job and safety glasses that can be worn all day with lasting, fog-free lenses. MILWAUKEE® is focused on creating innovative PPE solutions that won’t slow users down, helping them STAY SAFE. STAY PRODUCTIVE.™ MORE LEARN or visit https://qr.mke.tl/2xs3y
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 12 51st Annual Prayer Breakfast 8 - 9:30 am Pompeii Ballroom The Prayer Breakfast is a longtime PCCA tradition that unites members and their families in scripture, music, and fellowship. Our speaker Eric Isaac has served as the lead pastor of Neighborhood Church since its launch in 2018. Neighborhood Church is a financially transparent, missionally focused church that meets at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery in Miami. From its first day of existence, Neighborhood Church has given half of every dollar collected to individuals and families in need. The vehicle for this charitable giving is not third-party organizations or internet platforms like Go-Fund-Me. Instead, church members identify needs in their vocational, social, and neighborhood spaces in order to share the gospel and be a positive Christian presence in the community. Eric chose to be a bi-vocational pastor in order to launch a church that did not start in dependence or any form of financial debt. As a professor of religious studies at Florida International University, Eric also has a wonderful opportunity to minister to students on campus and has seen students become believers and be baptized. In addition to teaching and designing courses there, Eric also researches spiritual abuse within Christianity. He has collected one of the largest data sets in existence and is defending his research findings in April. Eric has been married to his wife Julie for 10 years and was born and raised in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s in Anthropology and Sociology from Florida International University, a master’s in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a master’s in Latin American Studies from Florida International University. Utility Construction Industry Overview 9:45 - 11:15 am Pompeii Ballroom FMI President & CEO Chris Daum reports on activity in PCCA members’ primary markets and discusses what he sees coming down the pipeline in the utility construction sector. At FMI, Chris oversees the management of all FMI businesses and services and leads the firm’s strategic growth efforts. Previously, he served as president and senior managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, the firm’s investment bankSunday Details YOUR SOURCE FOR OPTICAL TROUBLESHOOTING Contact FS3, INC. at 320-274-7223 for additional kit details. The Flashpistol® PX-Q4XX series of tracer sources are designed to inject modulated tracer light into a fiber for use with all Photonix leak detection probes or fiber identifiers with 2kHz detection capability. The tracer sources are available as individual units or in kit formwhen paired with leak detection probes. The LightHawk™ light detection probe is state of the art in precision fiber optic fault location. It is designed to find an infrared glow from splices, connectors, bends, damage, or open ports. It can safely detect cable faults over long distances (>200 miles), in bright room light, and in many blue, green, and black coated fibers.
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2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 15 Annual Contractor/Associate Exhibit & Breakfast 8 - 10:30 am ERC II Ballroom PCCA’s manufacturer and supplier members host the Annual Contractor/Associates Exhibit & Breakfast. Contractor members peruse the displays, meet with vendors, discuss jobsite issues, and learn about the industry’s latest products and services in a very relaxed atmosphere. Exhibit Teardown 10:30 am - 8 pm ERC II Ballroom General Session - Immigration Reform with Rep. Maria Salazar 10:45 am - 12 pm Pompeii Ballroom In February 2022, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) introduced the long-awaited Dignity Act, a complete immigration reform bill consisting of three core principles: stopping illegal immigration, providing a dignified solution for immigrants living in America, and strengthening the American workforce and economy. The PCCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee believes this bill could help ease our industry’s dire worker shortage. PCCA has invited Rep. Salazar to our convention to discuss immigration reform with our members and to explain how the Dignity Act provides a “complete” solution to a problem that professional politicians have long ignored. PCCA Golf Tournament 12:15 - 6:30 pm Departs from Lobby Originally opened in 1923 as the Bayshore Golf Course, the Miami Beach Golf Club was given an $11 million face-lift and reopened in 2002. The result is a championship layout masterfully designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Hills. The course sits quietly nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. The course has a colorful history. It was originally built by pioneering developer Carl Fisher to lure wealthy winter residents from up north. During World War II, the U.S. Army rented the course for $1 a year as a training ground, and helmeted, rifle-toting soldiers ran through the course’s palm trees amid smoke grenades. $330 includes round-trip transportation, cart, box lunch, and taxes. Rental clubs: $75 including tax. The Dynamic Art District of WynwoodWalls w/ Lunch at Le Chick 12:15 - 4:15 pm Departs from Lobby Miami’s Wynwood District—once a forsaken area of dilapidated warehouses, rail yards, and depressed real estate—has blossomed into one of the country’s most vibrant art enclaves. Come walk streets decorated with dazzling installations, murals, and cutting-edge graffiti. Learn about the area’s working-class roots, the struggles to find a “place” for local urban artists, and the amazing transformation in the neighborhood. We’ll stop at Wynwood Walls, where you’ll observe impressive displays of urban art. Adjacent Wynwood Doors was once an empty lot plagued by illegal dumping, but now features smaller-scale works and is an intimate place to appreciate the creativity of the vanguard of Miami’s art scene. Your host for the walk will be one of Wynwood’s very own graffiti artists. $290 includes transportation, guides, lunch at Le Chick, one drink, taxes, and gratuities. Bike Key Biscayne: Miami’s Paradise Island 1:30 - 5 pm Departs from Lobby Just offshore from Miami’s bustling city center a natural retreat awaits. View the venerable Cape Florida Lighthouse on this scenic island, gaze at the peculiar houses perched above the multihued waters at Stiltsville, and scope out distant, uninhabited islands through binoculars as we bike through Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. You will hear accounts of runaway slaves, keepers of the light, and Seminole Indian attacks in this once remote area. Then pedal over to Crandon Park and continue along its coastal cycling trail. Atop an elevated overlook, observe the rare fossilized black mangrove reef sweeping out into the ocean. Stop at the Crandon Gardens, which harbor rich tropical flora, a host of elegant waterbirds, and endangered American crocodiles. And take a spin through the charming community of Key Biscayne. No other place boasts the diverse vernacular architectural styles seen among these residences, from its historic cottages to bayside mansions. $165 per person includes, transportation, kayaks, safety equipment, instruction, taxes, and gratuities. Monday Details
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 16 Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 am Mona Lisa Exhibit Wrap-up & Associates Meeting /Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 am Promenade PCCA’s Associate members hold a roundtable discussion on topics that affect manufacturers and suppliers in our industry. We will also review the Contractors/Associates Exhibit, other convention activities, and ways they can be improved to further benefit everyone involved. General Session Panel Discussions 8:30 am - 12 pm Pompeii Ballroom This fast-paced and frank discussion moves through the various sectors of power and communications construction and elicits thoughtful insights and candid opinions from contractors and suppliers working throughout North America as well as from experts representing the government, engineering, insurance, and legal sectors. All PCCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! Education Issues Panel 8:30 - 9:30 am PCCA President & CEO Tim Wagner and the PCCA Education Committee report on workforce development initiatives, U.S. DOL apprenticeship grant, PCCA Scholarship Program, and other altruistic works of the foundation. Break 9:30 - 9:40 am Government & Industry Issues Panel 9:40 - 11:10 am Led by Zack Perconti, Jaime Steve, and the PCCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to power and broadband construction. Break 11:10 - 11:20 am Economic Issues Panel 11:20 am - 12 pm Mark Bridgers, Continuum Capital, leads a discussion on the myriad factors impacting the national economy and the markets in which PCCA members work. Bridgers’ in-depth knowledge of construction markets, owner concerns, and financial topics, combined with his ability to convey difficult topics to laypeople and professionals alike, makes him an intriguing speaker. Spouse Breakfast 9 - 10:30 am Aozora / Tsuki Join Toni Henschel for a delicious breakfast and bloody mary’s & mimosas. Art Deco History & Culinary Tour 12:15 - 3 pm Departs from Lobby Embark on a walking tour of captivating South Beach, with its unique blend of architecture, tropical foliage, azure ocean, and white sand. Listen to the myths and marketing that made Miami Beach famous. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to get a little sand between your toes and, later on, a little deco in your drive. We start with a blueribbon sample collection of Art Deco building preserved “almost under glass” and across the street the world famous Wilsonian. On famed Ocean Drive, you’ll stroll among the stately palms and get a feel for what it was like before the glamour and glitz. Then stop by the opulent Versace Mansion and view the lobbies of the area’s most iconic Art Deco hotels. $185 per person includes transportation, guides, food & beverage stops taxes, and gratuities. Little Havana Culture & Culinary Tour 12:15 - 3:15 pm Departs from Lobby We will tour Little Havana, a community that’s been advancing its Cuban heart and soul since the 1960s. Visit Latin American art galleries, fruterias, a cigar factory, and other unique establishments along Calle Ocho. Ride down Cuban Memorial Boulevard with its monuments in honor of Cuban patriots, Bay of Pigs veterans, and other great visionaries of the island. Catch Latin music in the air and listen to lively political discussions among locals seated together in Maximo Gomez Park. Walk through distinguished neighborhoods of Shenandoah and The Roads, with their beautifully restored 1930s-era Spanish Colonial Revival estates and working-class bungalows, all nestled amid colorful tropical flowering trees and shrubs. Relax over a cup of café Cubano and sample such tropical fruits as mangos, guanabanas, and mameys. Be on the lookout for the occasional street rooster, too! $190 per person includes transportation, tour guide, food samples, taxes, and gratuities. Deep Sea Fishing Tour 12:15 - 5 pm Departs from Lobby Nothing beats the exhilaration of battling a really big fish in the Gulf Stream. For generations, deep sea captains have plied the waters in and around Miami, taking fishing enthusiasts to the best spots to seek their prey. Enjoy the same fast-paced action for tuna, billfish, and other pelagic species that Ernest Hemingway made famous. Lying in wait in March when PCCA is in town are kingfish, wahoo, and tuna. $500 per person transportation, box lunch, water, soft drinks and beer, fishing equipment, licenses, taxes, and gratuities. Island Kayaking off Key Biscayne 1:30 - 4:45 pm Departs from Lobby For hundreds of years, adventurers have traveled the waters off Key Biscayne. Native Americans, sailors, explorers, Tuesday Details
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 17 pirates, and wreck divers have long discovered the area’s beauty and riches. Join them in spirit as you paddle the lush mangrove stands and sea grass beds teaming with life. Watch tropical frigate birds and pelicans soar above while anhinga and their double-crested cormorant cousins roost on a small spoil island just offshore. Learn about the fascinating history of this magical barrier island as you make your way to Bear Cut Preserve and a rare, fossilized reef 2,000 years old. Beach your kayak and wander along the shoreline and nature trails before cooling off in the clear bay waters. Then settle in your kayak once more for the return journey oceanside, where you’ll likely spot large eagle rays, brittle stars, nurse shark, juvenile reef fish, and many more exotic underwater inhabitants. $175 per person includes transportation, kayaks, safety equipment, instruction, taxes, and gratuities. Miami By Speedboat Tour 1:30 - 4:45 pm Departs from Lobby On this 1-hour charter, you will cruise Port Miami, Biscayne Bay, and Star Island, while learning about the homes at “Millionaire’s Row,” Fisher Island, the Atlantic Ocean along South Beach, Key Biscayne, The Lighthouse, and the fascinating homes in Stiltsville. Then you head back through Biscayne Bay and along the Miami Skyline. $120 includes transportation, 1-hour tour, safety equipment, guides, taxes, and gratuities. Board of Directors Wrap-up Meeting 5:45 - 6:45 pm Aozora / Tsuki Open to PCCA Board of Directors only. Eden Roc Circa 1955 Party and Hall of Fame Awards 7 - 10 pm Eden Roc Garden Join PCCA in the ERC Garden for dinner and dancing under the stars. We’ll start with the sumptuous Eden Roc Circa 1955 buffet and then honor the 2023 Hall of Fame inductees John Fluharty, Quanta Services and Dan Levac, Preformed Line Products. Then it’s music and dancing featuring Warren Priske and his 11-piece Old Hollywood Jazz Band playing standards from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. (844) 245-3338 MORE THAN JUST PICKUPS In-house Upfits | Pickups | Flatbeds | Service Bodies | Framers | Mechanics Trucks Dump Bodies | SUVs | Vans | Reel Trailers | Fiber Splicing Trailers Cable Trailers | Pullers | Pole Trailers | AND MORE YOUR FLEET SOLUTIONS PARTNER RENTPTR.COM
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2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 21 All proceeds from Sunday night’s Auction go directly to building programs and services for PCCA members. All our education programs, workforce development and government relations efforts, and damage prevention initiatives are sustained by your generous donations to the Auction and the bids we receive on Sunday. So please, bid early and bid often! Important Education Activities The Auction has been bankrolling PCCA’s education programs for years, first the Young Construction Professionals and now the Leadership Development Program (LDP), the PCCA Scholarship Program, educational speakers at our meetings, and the Who Will Do the Work? program, which develops and implements utility construction curriculums at technical schools and community colleges. We are currently working with State Technical College of Missouri, Terra State Community College (Ohio), Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Monroe County Community College (Mich.), and Somerset Community College (Ky.). PCCA facilitates meetings with representatives from the schools, where they share their experiences and learn from each other’s successes and failures. PCCA awards four $10,000 scholarships each year to the children and other dependents of PCCA members’ employees as well as the newly created $1,000 “Who Will Do the Work?” Scholarship for students at PCCA-affiliated schools. Recipients of PCCA’s 2022-2023 scholarships were Eli Herkenrath, Silver Lake, Kans.; Brady Harmand, Marland, Okla.; Benjamin Tholen, Bristol, Ill.; and Richard Sapp, Coleman, Mich. The “Who Will Do the Work?” scholarship recipient Bret Jennings, Linn, Mo., who is in the Utility Systems Technician program at the State Technical College of Missouri. Workforce Development PCCA has been addressing the industry’s shortage of workers in a variety of ways over the years. Of course, there is the program with technical schools and community colleges and the scholarship program, and PCCA also works with the Wireless Infrastructure Association under a U.S. Department of Labor grant designed to support large-scale expansions of apprenticeship in the utility construction industry. PCCA has also been looking at immigration reform as a way to build up the construction workforce. As PCCA Chairman Jerrod Henschel, Equix, Inc., said: “Lack of labor is holding back economic growth. Meanwhile, there are millions of really good, hard-working people trying to enter this country that want an opportunity at the American dream. What’s been happening at the Mexican border is a travesty. We need a balanced approach, control the border to prevent trafficking and all forms of illegal activity, while at the same time instituting real immigration reform that allows good, hard working people a legal way to enter the country, become taxpayers, and pursue their dreams.” As PCCA pursues the daunting task of immigration reform, the association has found a starting point and perhaps a legislator to champion the cause. Last year, Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) and six of her Republican House colleagues introduced the Dignity Act, a complete immigration reform bill consisting of three core principles: stopping illegal immigration, providing a dignified solution for immigrants living in America, and strengthening the American workforce and economy. PCCA’s Government Affairs Committee is intrigued by the Dignity Act proposal and is excited that Rep. Salazar has accepted their invitation to join us here in Miami this week to discuss immigration reform with our members. Damage Prevention PCCA is sharply focused on the safety of its workers, the public, and all underground facilities, and Auction proceeds will help fund our damage prevention work. In 2021, PCCA was the driving force behind an independent study to exhaustively examine 811 operations in every state, see what is working and what is not, estimate costs and waste, and provide recommendations for improvement. The “811 Emergency” study found that “failures in the nation’s 811 system used to prevent damage to underground utility lines are costing $61 billion a year in waste and excess costs and creating unnecessary hazards for public safety, particularly in states where the implementation and accountability are most lax.” The study was released in November 2021 to considerable attention, and much work was done in 2022 to update reports and to get states to consider and adopt the study’s recommendations. That work is ongoing. A top priority for PCCA is ensuring accurate mapping of underground facilities, and the association believes that electronic Geographic Information System mapping should be required by facility operators and that the Common Ground Alliance should develop a tool to access this data. “This is the single most meaningful thing that could be implemented to improve damage prevention” Henschel said. “We have the technology, and now we have to get all the utilities on board.” Infrastructure Funding with Conditions In recent years, PCCA has greatly expanded its government relations efforts, aiming to ensure that our voice is heard on issues important to our members and to establish PCCA as a resource for lawmakers and regulators in advance of government actions. Auction proceeds help fund these efforts. While PCCA supported passage of the federal infrastructure law—the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—at the end of 2021, the association remains watchful of how the law is implemented and what requirements are attached to it by the Biden administration. The IIJA represents the largestever investment in broadband infrastructure, but the funding presents some challenges as well, including unrealistic Buy American requirements, mandatory or highly encouraged project labor agreements, and continuing workforce issues. PCCA also opposes a new Environmental Protection Agency rule, Revised Definition of Waters of the United States, released in December and supports a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, which was introduced in February. PCCA Auction Proceeds at Work
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 22 2023 Auction Catalog Live Items 1. Merchants Fleet - Rental of 3 Half-ton Pickups for 3Months Bid on this rental package of 3 half-ton pickup trucks for 3 months. The value is $1050 per truck per month. For more than 50 years, Merchants Fleet has been providing highly customized fleet management and fleet leasing solutions to large businesses, mid-sized companies, governments, educational institutions, and more. Kevin Conley, (603) 606-4598, email@example.com Value: $9,450 2. Millennium - AFL FLEXSCANOTDR Brand New AFL FLEXSCAN OTDR is equipped to test over Live PON networks. Unit includes the bells and whistles like a power meter, VFL, and a launch cable. Dave Pampush, (262) 249-8705, dave. firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $6,600 3. DitchWitch - Alaskan Fishing Adventure for Two Ditch Witch invites you on the fishing adventure of a lifetime! Escape the summer heat and enjoy Alaska’s unspoiled beauty for three glorious days: June 24-27, 2023. King Salmon, Halibut, and Red Snapper abound in the waters surrounding the beautiful Waterfall Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska. In addition to fishing, you will enjoy other wildlife that calls Alaska home: whales, bald eagles, seals, and bears (oh my)! This trip for two includes licenses, housing, meals, fishing, gratuities, and airfare from a major airport closest to your home city to Ketchikan, Alaska. Kwynn Kirby, (419) 869-7107, email@example.com Value: $20,000 4. Premier Truck Rental &Mobile Tech Trailers - 2-month Rental of aMobile Tech Fiber Optic Splicing Trailer #1 Bid on a two-month rental for PTR and Mobile Tech’s 7’x12’ Fiber Optic Splicing Trailer (including freight). These trailers are durable and will give you the safety and dependability needed for all splicing operations. Not only are they spacious and full of heavy grade aluminum cabinetry, but these units have a/c, heat, strobe package with directional bars, Bluetooth, 50 AMP load center and 60 amp converter/charger, 25’ motorbase shore cord and 5.5k Onan commercial gas generator. The perfect trailer for telecom projects. Scott Adamo, Premier Truck Rental, (813) 440-8117, firstname.lastname@example.org AJ Sullivan, Mobile Tech Trailers, (574) 341-0393, email@example.com Value: $4,000 (Includes freight) 5. Milwaukee Tool - Communications Lineman’s Starter Kit Complete Communications Lineman’s Starter Kit to be shipped to the winning bidder. Kit includes: • Lineman’s compact aerial tool apron • 4IN1 Lineman’s hammer • Lineman’s 5in1 ratcheting wrench w/milled strike face • Lineman’s 4in1 insulated ratcheting box wrench • 8” angled head diagonal cutting pliers • High-leverage lineman’s pliers • Composite folding rule • Shockwave lineman’s pole step socket • Shockwave lineman’s J hook socket • Shockwave Lineman’s 3in1 distribution utility socket • Bolt cutters • 11/16”x18” Shockwave lineman’s impact auger bit • 13/16”x18” Shockwave lineman’s impact auger bit • M18 FUEL 7/16 hex utility high torque impact wrench w/ one-key kit • REDLITHIUM USB ROVER pocket flood light • Hawkbill fixed-blade knife • M18 FUEL 3pc combo kit Daniel Shirey, (832) 392-5595, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $2,181
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 23 Continued on page 24 6. Michels Corporation - Midas Lock Fun everyday Diamonds and Gold. The 14kt yellow gold 20-inch split chain showcases the circular diamond push lock. This necklace can be worn as is or customized by adding your own charms to suspend from the lock. Joshua DeBruine, (920) 583-3132, email@example.com Value: $2,100 7. Ring-O-Matic - One-month Rental of Ring-O-Matic 850VX Hi-CFM VacuumExcavator Bid on a one-month rental of the RingO-Matic 850VX HiCFM Vacuum Excavator. The machine has 800 gallons of spoil capacity, 500 gallon of fresh water, 1000CFM, and your choice of boom or no boom, and 3- or 4-inch suction hose. Ring-O-Matic is committed to making the best vacuum excavation equipment and pit-cleaners in the world and doing it in a way that provides honest value along with superb service to customers while continuing to earn its reputation as a leading industry innovator. Tony Bokhoven, (641) 632-7070, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $5,000 8. Tjader &Highstrom - Green Bay Packers Indoor Suite Package Every football fan should experience the fabled frozen tundra of Lambeau Field....preferably from the comfort of the Tjader & Highstrom indoor suite! This package includes 4 indoor suite tickets and the winner’s choice of Green Bay Packers game. Food and drinks are included in the suite. The winner is to contact Sam Stephens or Olivia Beissler with their choice of game. The schedule normally comes out by the end of April, and they’d appreciate a call from the winner with their choice as soon as possible for availability. Call 715-246-3440 or email email@example.com or olivia.beissler@ tjaderandhighstrom.com. Sam Stephens, (715) 246-3440, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $3,025 9. Dura-Line Corporation - HDPE Innerduct/Conduit The winning bidder will receive six reels of empty conduit, either 2.00-inch (24,000 feet) or 1.25-inch (48,000 feet), SDR 13.5 or SDR 11, from your distributor of choice. Dura-Line is a leading manufacturer of communication and energy infrastructure products and solutions including HDPE conduit, MicroDucts, FuturePath, cable-in-conduit, and accessories. Scott Wells, (865) 218-3460, scott.wells@ duraline.com Value: $25,000 10. Aboveboard Consulting - One Day of Construction-Specific Training Andy Patron is excited to offer a day of training with the topic negotiable. Andy has a large library of constructionspecific programs, so he is sure that we can find something that will be valuable to the winning bidder. Andy delivers a multitude of training programs that add value to businesses by increasing the productivity of their employees. The result is maximized efficiency, profitability, and customer success and retention. Andy will bill travel expenses and materials directly to the winning company. Andrew Patron, (919) 749-2500, email@example.com Value: $8,000 11. TT Technologies, Inc. - 3-month Rental of KW3000 or KW5000 Grundowinch Grundowinch cable pullers from 1.5 to 20 tons! Units feature dedicated twin capstans and are simple to transport and set up. Grundowich cable pullers log pulling tension on anything you pull in and provide computer read outs. Get direct training and service nationally by TT Technologies factory-trained technicians. Winches designed for anything you pull. Talk to your rep today! Eddie Ward, (803) 361-0553, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $27,000 12. Premier Truck Rental &HydraBed - 2-month Reel Loader Truck Rental #1 Rent a 2022 Chevy 5550 4x4 Diesel Mounted HydraBed Reel Loader! Bid on a two-month rental for PTR and HydraBed’s Chevy 5550 Reel Loader with HydraWinder and meet your
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 24 Auction Catalog - Live Items Continued from page 23 deadlines. When you have a Chevy 5550 Reel Loader in your fleet, loading, unloading, and transporting reels from site to site is easy and efficient. These units can lift reels up to 5,000lbs, 102” in diameter and 54’’wide, giving you the confidence that your job will be done right the first time. The HydraWinder (54” max width) has variable hydraulic speed control, providing you with safe retrieval and payout of cable and conduit. These trucks are the perfect blend of versatility and convenience. Scott Adamo, Premier Truck Rental, (813) 440-8117, scott.adamo@rentptr. com Russ Harrell, HydraBed, (785)284-3674, email@example.com Value $8,000 13. Hubbell/Armorcast - South Dakota Guided Pheasant Hunt for 4 Shooters With rolling hills and endless prairies, South Dakota is home to the best pheasant hunting in the country. This two-day pheasant hunt for four people includes hunting license, ammo, lodging, and meals and drinks. Aaron Ketterling, (818) 982-3600, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $10,000 14. Altec Industries, Inc. - One-month Rental of an AT40G Winning bidder receives one-month rental of an Altec AT40G Articulating Telescopic Aerial Device. Altec’s AT Series was designed for the electric utility industry with features and benefits designed to increase productivity and reduce the overall cost of constructing and maintaining overhead electrical distribution lines. The reliable, low-power fiber optic controls on the AT40G reduce the number of hoses and valves to create a sleeker, more compact design. Ryan Steinbecker, (816) 236-1202, email@example.com Value: $6,250 15. Vermeer Corporation - Vermeer Ultra X3 Drilling System Package This lot includes a new Vermeer Ultra X3 Drilling System consisting of a 3.25” OD housing, two Gauntlet rock bits, two Lance cobble bits, one pull eye, one dirt bit sub, one lead rod of choice, one 6-in fluted reamer, one 8-in fluted reamer, one 10-in fluted reamer, one 6-in mixing reamer, one 8-in mixing reamer, and one 10-in mixing reamer. Jerry Beyer, (641) 628-3141, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $25,000 16. CEC Facilities Group - Texas Rangers Tickets The Rangers spents millions this off-season revamping their pitching staff, including signing flamethrower Jacob deGrom, and now look like serious contenders in the AL West. Winning bidder will receive 4 tickets to a Texas Rangers game this upcoming season. Package includes: 4 tickets approximately eight rows behind the Rangers dugout, a parking pass, access to StubHub Club before and during the game, and free food and drinks at the seats. Dates are currently TBD, but winner will be provided with options. Derek Luangrath, (630) 605-2908, email@example.com Value: $1,200 17. Caterpillar Inc. - 2-month Rental of Cat 303.5Mini Hydraulic Excavator The Cat 303.5 mini hydraulic excavator delivers high performance, durability, and versatility in a compact radius design to help you work in a variety of applications. Justin Druffel, (208) 447-7895, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $5,000 18. VCI Construction - Golf and Spa Getaway at The Resort at Pelican Hill The Resort at Pelican Hill stretches over 504 acres of California’s beautiful coastline just south of Newport Beach. The resort is set apart as a world unto itself, offering a sanctuary of seclusion and a retreat for family and friends. The relaxed comfort of Pelican Hill takes inspiration from the grand villas
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 25 across the Venetian countryside. Like the Mediterranean, the sun-drenched climate of Southern California allows for indoor spaces to open up to the outdoors with quintessential coastal breezes and panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Resort amenities include a luxury spa, 36 holes of world-class golf designed by Tom Fazio, fine dining, oceanfront fitness/yoga classes, swimming pools. Near many of Newport Beach’s local activities and popular attractions, this facility has lots to offer and explore. The winning bidder will be awarded a $3,000 resort gift card and 2 dozen Titleist Pro V golf balls to use toward your stay and amenities of your choosing. John Xanthos, (909) 949-1350, jxanthos@vcicom. com Value: $3,120 19. Digital Control - DigiTrak Falcon F5+ Receiver and Transmitter Includes: DigiTrak Falcon F5+ receiver (iGPS ready and Rebar capable) with accessories: Li-ion Battery charger, 2ea. Li-ion battery packs, LWD kit (log while drilling), carry case. DCI ID: FF5GSYS+. Winning bidder will select one transmitter: DigiTrak Falcon F5+ transmitter (15”) 0.1% pitch, fluid pressure, 24 clocks (purple label), DCI ID: FT5p OR DigiTrak Falcon Sub-kHz Rebar 15” transmitter: 0.1% pitch, fluid pressure, 24 clocks (Black label), DCI ID: FTR5p. Please note the iGPS module shown in the picture is not included with the receiver donation. Mark Gallucci, (425) 251-0559, email@example.com Value: $20,950 20. Ring Power Corporation - Enclosed Body: 1-Month Rental Chassis (Dodge): 4x4 6.7L turbo diesel, 6-speed automatic transmission, power windows/locks, touchscreen, tow package with hooks, trailer brake controller, Bluetooth, vinyl interior, and backup camera. Body: panel and tapered body, 72” headroom, 66” door height, master locking system, internal shelving, interior lighting, A60 steel rear bumper, 2000-watt pure sine inverter, and Latch-matic system with dome lights. Contact Andrew Kurz to make arrangements: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike Beauregard, (904) 256-1777, email@example.com Value: $2,950 Continued on page 26 Take a look at our NEW DIGITAL TOOLS and discover what MicroTechnology can do for your next project! www.duraline.com (800) 847-7661 Visit: www.duraline.com/tech-center/digital-tools or scan the QR code: Enclosed Body: 1 Month Rental BODY • Panel and tapered body • 72” headroom, 66” door height • Master locking system • Internal shelving • Interior lighting • A60 steel rear bumper • 2000 watt pure sine inverter • Latch-matic system w/ dome lights CHASSIS (Dodge) • 4x4 6.7L Turbo Diesel • 6-speed automatic transmission • Power windows/locks • Touchscreen • Tow package w/ hooks • Trailer brake controller • Bluetooth • Vinyl interior • Backup camera
2023 Convention Program &Auction Catalog 26 21. AndersonUnderground, Inc. - MinnesotaWaterfowl Hunt Experience the thrill of a 3-day Minnesota Waterfowl Hunt for 8 people. An expert guide from Maxxed Out Guides will scout, secure land, provide the gear, set the decoys, and do all the calling. Your hunting party just needs to show up and be ready to squeeze the trigger when he says, “Take ‘em!” Transportation from Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, lodging, food and beverage, and the company of Nick Anderson and Doug Odegaard from Anderson Underground, Inc. are all included. The dates for Minnesota’s waterfowl season are announced in the summer, but the season typically runs from the end of September through Thanksgiving. The winning bidder may choose the hunt dates within the season. Nick Anderson, (320) 203-1860, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $8,600 22. Finn Corporation - One-month Rental of a T120T Hydroseeder The Finn T120T is a real workhorse for midsize ground restoration projects, ideal to seed, fertilize, and mulch 1/3acre per load in an easy one-step process. FINN developed HydroSeeder technology in 1953 and has been an industry leader in quality and innovation ever since. With the versatility of the T120T, work site restoration and reclamation can be completed quickly and efficiently, saving you time and labor costs. Dave Hammond, (419) 565-0567, email@example.com Value: $8,500 23. BenjaminMedia - 1/2-page, 4-color Ad Win this auction item and your ad will reach 39,000 subscribers of Trenchless Technology, a leading North American magazine for underground infrastructure project stakeholders. For more than 30 years, Trenchless Technology has been an informative guide to the people, projects, innovations, and advancements of the underground construction industry. *The value of this ad cannot be used as a credit and it must be a new ad or an add-on to an existing ad schedule. Valid through December 2023. Bernard Krzys, (330) 467-7588, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $5,060 24. Vermeer MV Solutions - One-month Rental of aVermeer 500 Gallon Low-CFMTrailer VacuumExcavator Today, more than ever, the ability to make a big impact with a small footprint is critical. Trenchless expertise has never been in higher demand, and Vermeer MV Solutions is the new powerhouse in vacuum excavation technology and equipment. Everything we do, everything we make, is designed to help you get the job done right. Fast. Effectively. And efficiently. Jake Jeffords, (864) 277-5870, email@example.com Value: $5,000 25. ElectriCom - Dallas Cowboy Home Game Package How ‘bout them Cowboys! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Dallas Cowboys are always near the top of the NFC standings and are unquestionably one of the most intriguing teams in all of sports. This is your chance to visit world-famous Jerry World (sometimes referred to as AT&T Stadium) and see America’s Team from premium club level seats. The winning bidder is to contact Raj Beri with their game preference. The schedule comes out at the end of April. Raj Beri, (770) 403-3229, firstname.lastname@example.org Value: $1,500 26. Condux International - Fiber Optic Cable Puller with 30”Capstan &RemoteMounting Stand The Condux Fiber Optic Cable Puller sets new standards for safe, accurate pulling of fiber optic cable. Equipped with the 30” Capstan and Remote Mounting Stand, you can install cable with a maximum pull force of 900 pounds and speed of 240 feet per minute. It’s a quick and easy setup on the jobsite and requires minimal labor to run efficiently. Brad Radichel, (507) 387-6576, email@example.com Value: $14,000 Auction Catalog - Live Items Continued from page 25 NOVEMBER 2022 TRENCHLESSTECHNOLOGY.COM ALSO INSIDE 2022 North American Microtunneling Review The Pros and Cons of Dry and Liquid Mud Mixing Vector Magnetics’ Innovations Help Advance the HDD Industrywww.pccaweb.org