Outstanding Lineup for March 2008 CSDA Convention
St. Petersburg, FL – The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association is pleased to announce an outstanding lineup of presentation speakers for it’s 2008 Convention at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa on March 4-8. "The theme for this 36th annual gathering of cutting professionals is Adventure and CSDA has planned a program packed with plenty of opportunities for members to be adventurous during business hours or when relaxing" said CSDA President Tom Stowell.
The convention program kicks off with Charles Vander Kooi who has been a very popular keynote speaker and is returning for the fourth time with a new session on Exit Strategies. CSDA is also honored to have Steven Witt, Director, Directorate of Construction at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration make a presentation as part of the OSHA/CSDA Alliance. As OSHA’s top administrator in the Construction Directorate, he is uniquely qualified to provide an update on current enforcement, cooperative programs and resources.
These two honored guests will anchor a program filled with challenges to encourage attendees to add some adventure to their business life. Additional sessions will include "Advanced Methods for Concrete Corrections, Surface Prep and Polishing," "Maximizing Wire Saw Performance," "Collections and Receivables," and "Online Training." CSDA roundtables will address "Hydraulic or Hi-cycle: What Best Fits your Company’s Needs?" and "Securing Your Business Future with Business Succession."
The 2008 Convention will also feature the popular Tech Fair. This tabletop exhibition is a special one-day event that showcases products specific to the sawing and drilling industry through literature and tabletop demonstrations. Contractors will have the opportunity to exchange information and pose questions in a personalized, one-on-one setting with technical representatives from exhibiting manufacturers and affiliates that is quite different than the atmosphere at the large trade shows.
The adventure doesn’t stop with business sessions and participants members can take a break to golf at the Badlands Golf Course, climb the Red Rock Mountains, show off their bowling expertise on the Red Rock VIP Lanes, tour Hoover Dam or arrange their own recreational activities.
The Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa opened in April 2006 and was inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring Red Rock mountains and the elegant desert oasis resorts of the mid-20th century, the property is a return to classic Las Vegas, reinterpreted for the 21st century with a contemporary design and the latest amenities, comforts and technology. Red Rock incorporates natural light through glass walls throughout the casino, which provide views of the mountains from multiple vantage points. The lavish décor includes exotic woods, imported stone, rich fabrics and 3.1 million crystals displayed in dozens of dramatic chandeliers.
Additional information about the 2008 Convention is available on the web site at www.csda.org or by calling the CSDA office at 727-577-5004.
CSDA is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the concrete construction and renovation industry. The CSDA mission is to promote the selection of professional sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. Concrete cutting with diamond tools offers industry many benefits including lower total project costs, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced downtime, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited access cutting and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. Founded in 1972, CSDA has over 520 international member companies.
Orignally Released : October 15, 2007
Contact: Patrick O’Brien, Executive Director, Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association