J.S. Goray Inc. Attends World of Cocnrete 2017
Report from World of Concrete 2017!
J.S. Goray Inc recently returned from a week long trip to Las Vegas for World of Concrete 2017. Seven representatives from our firm were in attendance, including both field and management personnel.
In the classroom
Our goal of the 2017 convention was to focus on education and improve our firm’s production and management through proven techniques. Our Crew went through a combined 66 hours of educational seminars while in Las Vegas. The seminars ranged from leadership development to skills techniques. Some of the seminars our crews attended included: foreman leadership development, customer relations development, implementing systems, silica dust training, and many others others. Our Operations Manager, Josh Goray, went through "Train the Trainer" seminars and is now able to provide training and certification for both aerial lift work platforms and fall arrest systems.
At the Show
Outside of the classroom we had a great time catching up with the industry vendors and manufactures. Our crew spent quite a lot of time in the outdoor exhibits trying out the new tools that Bosch , Dewalt, and Hilti brought out to showcase. We were all very impressed with the Bosch Dust Collection Systems that Bosch developed over the previous year.
Skillsaw was another manufacturer that impressed us. They have developed a new concrete cutting tool called Medusaw. With a notable portion of our yearly work load consisting of large balcony repair projects, having the advantage of the Medusaw's ability to effortlessly square cut repairs will greatly increase our productivity.
Beyond the reach of power tools, we had some great conversations with representatives from Albion Dispensing Solutions. Two of their new products really stood out to our technicians attending the show. Both the Backer Rod Rover and the Barrel Sleeve are great solutions for needs within the caulking industry. We also had some great interactions with Exaktime, BASF, Quikrete, Newborn, The Blue Book, and 3M.
All in all, we had a very productive and successful convention in 2017, and we are already implementing new policies and procedures withing our firm that stem directly from what we brought back from Las Vegas. We are looking forward to attending again in 2018 and continue developing our personnel and improving the service we provide to our clients.
World of Concrete, held annually in Las Vegas, is the construction industry's premiere trade show. This show provides the perfect environment to to meet with industry vendors and learn about new developments in materials, tools, technology, and all other facets our our field. In addition to the trade show, there is a vast catalog of educational seminars and classes to attend.