On May 21st and 22nd nearly 100 attendees converged on the Dayton, Ohio area for what appears to be another successful seminar and tour. On Friday, May 21st, the hosts of the event, CVC, graciously opened their doors to TCRA members and provided an outstanding tour. Attendees had the opportunity to experience the CVC way of doing things. After the tour, attendees were provided a sit down luncheon, courtesy of CVC, that included everything from burgers to barbecue. The “can do” attitude that Julie, Tim, Marcia and all the folks at CVC have was very clear in the way they managed the tour and their impressive facility. Following a short bus ride back to the hotel, members met for an annual meeting to discuss the status of TCRA. Part of this meeting also included elections of four positions on the Board.
On Saturday the day started early with a full lineup of speakers. The lineup included topics on safety, management and, of course, the latest technical information. Throughout the day there were good conversations about the topics being discussed. Due to the generosity of our event sponsors, Transmission Specialties, Precision Industries, Tri Component and Sonnax, we were able to enjoy some social time during breaks and the reception they helped provide. Vendors shared their newest wares and the afternoon brought a couple of surprises. TCRA was awarded an “Industry Appreciation Award” for their work towards education and betterment of the Transmission Industry by Roger Bland of ATRA. If that wasn’t enough, we were also treated to the wisdom of John Maynard and Kenny Hester. They dropped by to share their success stories and encourage all to “Think Big.” The only thing left unanswered was where we will be next year. Will it be your town?
Pictures courtesy of:
Bobby Mace, Transmission Digest
– Found in June 2010 Newsletter