The Northeast Trenchless Association (NTA) set new records for attendance and participation at its sixth annual meeting in Boxborough, Mass., Jan. 25–26 with more than 100 members attending.

Members benefited from 22 workshops and seminars on topics covering all aspects of the trenchless business including proper trenchless technique selection, tunneling basics, geothermal installations, QA/QC inspections, contract language interpretation, insurance and bonding considerations, advanced HDD locating techniques, job site blueprint reading, and trench and excavation safety.

In addition to development training opportunities, members were able to interact with 18 equipment and product suppliers in a mini trade show environment.

Frank Canon of Baroid IDP was honored as the fifth recipient of the Founders Award by the NTA. A supporter of the organization since its inception, Canon is recognized worldwide for his knowledge of and expertise with industrial drilling products. He has made invaluable contributions to the association and has consistently been available to association members to assist in solving difficult drilling and bursting application challenges. Canon was accompanied to the presentation by his wife, Maryann, and stayed over to teach the drilling fluids course following the annual meeting.  

Immediately following the annual meeting, a one and a half day Mud School sponsored by the NTA and Baroid IDP was held for members and non-members. This event was well received with approximately 50 people in attendance.

The NTA is an association of contractors and suppliers committed to creating awareness and providing training for the trenchless industry in New England and New York. For more information, please visit www.northeasttrenchless.com.

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