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TCI EXPO 2013 kicks off Nov. 14 in Charlotte, N.C. The world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), combines the value of a first-class conference education and endless networking opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture.

Show Preview: TCI EXPO 2013

Race with the winners at TCI EXPO 2013, Nov. 14-16, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. The world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), combines the value of a first-class conference education and endless networking opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture.


TCI EXPO is the ideal place to compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors. Plus, check out live demonstrations, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, earn valuable CEUs, and more. You can also meet with colleagues, vendors and manufacturers from around the nation.


 


75th Museum


To celebrate 75 years as an association, TCIA will be displaying a museum at TCI EXPO 2013. This anniversary serves as a way to honor the commitment of the pioneers who established the organization, to reflect on the volunteer members who oversaw its growth, and to salute the current members who act as stewards for its ongoing legacy.


The collection will chronicle TCIA’s history not only as an association, but as an industry, and will feature donated pieces from TCIA members. Historical exhibit items will include pictures, equipment, documents, tools, climbing gear, stories and informative anecdotes about key figures and events in the tree care industry.


 


Welcome Reception


Vermeer and TCIA are inviting TCI EXPO attendees to the first-ever welcome reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The reception, to be held Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m., is open to all registered TCI EXPO attendees and exhibitors. Complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be open. The high-tech venue gives welcome reception attendees the chance to get up close and personal with the NASCAR experience. Glory Road displays 18 historic cars and 40 different race tracks along a banked ramp. High Octane Theater traces the history of NASCAR on a 64-foot-wide projection screen. The Hall of Honor celebrates some of the sport’s best drivers. Heritage Speedway showcases the artifacts and items that made NASCAR what it is today. Your TCI EXPO badge gets you in free for this reception, including exclusive access to all four floors for one night only.


 


Schedule at a Glance


(Note: All seminars and events take place at the Charlotte Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.)


 


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13


Pre-conference Workshops


7 a.m.


Registration opens


 


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Tree Injection Summit


Hosted at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, N.C.


 


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


EHAP – Electrical Hazards Awareness Program


Gary Ickes, CTSP, Ickes Tree Service, Inc.


 


1 – 5 p.m.


EHAP Train the Trainer


Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University


 


1 – 5 p.m.


Are You A Fierce Competitor!


Ed Laflamme, LIC, and Bill Arman, The Harvest Group


 


THURSDAY, NOV. 14


6 a.m.


Registration opens


 


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Nothing Happens Without the Sale


Ed Laflamme, LIC, and Bill Arman, The Harvest Group


 


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Arborist Safety Update: What Happened in 2013?


Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University


 


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.


Not a Drop to Drink, Trees are Thirsty


Dr. W. Todd Watson, Texas A&M University


 


8:45-9:45 a.m.


KEYNOTE: Teamwork at200 mph


Jeff Hammond, Fox Sports NASCAR Commentator


 


9:57 a.m.


TCI EXPO TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS


 


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Utility Contractor Accreditation Forum


Bob Rouse, Charlie Tentas, and Walter Jackson, TCIA


 


Noon – 1 p.m.


TCIA Members-only Forum


Maximizing Member Benefits


David Lee, TCIA


 


2 – 3:30 p.m.


CTSP Networking Forum


Peter Gerstenberger, TCIA


 


3 – 4 p.m.


Young Business Leaders Forum


Bob Rouse, Amy Tetreault and David Lee, TCIA


 


4 p.m.


TCI EXPO TRADE SHOW FLOOR CLOSES


 


4:15 – 5:30 p.m.


Tree Risk Assessment: A Business Service Model


Mike Galvin, SavATree


 


4:15-5:30 p.m.


Single Rope Ascent and Work Positioning


Odis Sisk, Arborguard Tree Specialists, Inc.


 


4:15-5:30 p.m.


Arboriculture Throughout History


Don Blair, Arborist/Historian


 


6 – 9 p.m.


Welcome Reception: NASCAR Hall of Fame


 


FRIDAY, NOV. 15


7:30 a.m.


Registration opens


 


8 – 9 a.m.


How to Incorporate Tree Injection into Your Business/PHC Services


James Zwack, Davey Tree Expert, Co.


 


8 – 9 a.m.


Strengthen Your Assets: Hiring Employees to be Safe


Patrick McGuiness, Zilmen & McGuiness, PLLC


 


8 – 9 a.m.


Retrenching: Living with a Hollow Heart


Guy Meilleur, Practicing Arborist, Aerial Consultant


 


9:00 a.m.


TCI EXPO TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS


 


9:15 – 10:30 a.m.


Can an Injury Cripple Your Business?


Eric Petersen, CIC, CWCC, CRM, Certified ArboRisk Advisor


 


9:15 – 10:30 a.m.


Safety…It’s Personal


Scott Jamieson, Bartlett Tree Experts


 


9:15 – 10:30 a.m.


Clamp Down on EAB!


Dr. Dan Herms, Ohio Agriculture Research & Development Center


 


10 a.m.


ISA Certification Exam Pre-registerby10/30/13


217-355-9411 or www.isa-arbor.com


 


10 a.m.


PLANET Exam, Pre-register by 11/1/13


800-395-2522 or www.landcarenetwork.org


 


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Accreditation Forum


Bob Rouse, Charlie Tentas, and Walter Jackson, TCIA


 


10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Chipper Operator Specialist Workshop


Jeffrey Thierbach, CTSP, Victorian Gardens


 


Noon – 1 p.m.


TCIA Members-only Forum


Fish Where the Fish Are


Amy Tetreault and David Lee, TCIA


 


1 – 3 p.m.


A300 Open Forum: Revising the Pruning Standard


Robert Rouse, TCIA and ASC A300 Committee


 


3 – 4:15 p.m.


How to Handle Problem Employees


Patrick McGuiness, Zilmen and McGuiness, PLLC


 


3 – 4:15 p.m.


The Arborist as First Responder


Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University


 


3 – 4:15 p.m.


Decline Diseases of Trees


Dr. Glen R. Stanosz, University of Wisconsin-Madison


 


3 – 4:15 p.m.


Mature Trees: Survival of the Fittest


Dr. Kevin Smith, USDA Forest Service


 


4 p.m.


TCI EXPO TRADE SHOW FLOOR CLOSES


 


4 – 6 p.m.


Accreditation/CTSP/Student Reception


 


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Post Storm: Working with Insurance Companies


Doug Malawsky, HMI Advantage


 


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Climbing Safely While Managing ALB


Melissa LeVangie, CTSP, USDA ALB Climbing Inspector


 


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


A Systems Approach to Production Tree Climbing


Tony Tresselt, CTSP, Arborist Enterprises


 


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


What’s New in Tree Risk Assessment?


Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Experts


 


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Controlling Exotic Invasive Pests


Dr. Phil Lewis, USDA APHIS


 


 


SATURDAY, NOV. 16


7:30 a.m.


Registration opens


 


8 – 9 a.m.


Creating a Coaching Environment in the Workplace


Cynthia Mills, President and CEO, The Leaders’ Haven


 


8 – 9 a.m.


Forces in Rigging


Todd Kramer, CTSP, Kramer Tree Specialists


 


8 – 9 a.m.


Aerial Rescue in Complex Situations


Sam Kezar, BCMA,CTSP, Aspen Arboriculture Solutions, LLC


 


9:00 a.m.


TCI EXPO TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS


 


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.


Firewise: Urban Landscapes for Fire Prevention


Dr. Eric Wiseman, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech


 


9:15 – 10:45 a.m.


Crane Use Panel Discussion


David Driver, Arbor-X, Inc. and Norm Hall, Arlington Power Equipment


 


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.


Introduction to the New Standard on Root Management ANSI A300 Part8


Patrick Parker, SavATree


 


 


1 p.m.


TCI EXPO TRADE SHOW FLOOR CLOSES


 


 


Tree Demos


THURSDAY


(Facilitated by North American Training Solutions)


10:30 a.m. – Get a Grip: Ergonomics for Climbing Arborists


Noon – Safe Drop Zones, Making Sure Far Enough is Far Enough


1:15 p.m. – Aerial Rescue Victim Retrieval Techniques


2 p.m. – Knotless Rigging Equipment and Techniques


 


FRIDAY


(Facilitated by ArborMaster)


10:30 a.m. – Chain Saw Methods for Safety and Precision Cutting


Noon – Comparing SRT and DdRT Methods for Ascending and Access


1:15 p.m. – Climbing, Rigging and Work Positioning


2 p.m. – Rigging/Dismantling Trees and Precision Cutting


 


SATURDAY


9:15 a.m. – Single Rope Technique (SRT), Donald Coffey and Eric Whipple


11 a.m. – Practical Rigging, Todd Kramer, CTSP


 


For more information, visit expo2013.tcia.org


 


TCI EXPO Exhibitors


ACRT, Inc.


Ahlborn Equipment, Inc.


Air-Spade a Div. of Guardair Corp.


All Access Equipment


All Gear, Inc.


Alliance for Community Trees


Altec Industries, Inc.


AlturnaMATS, Inc.


American Arborist Supplies


American Signumat, Ltd.


Amerisafe


Arbor Age Magazine/Specialty Information Media


ArborTech Supply, LLC


Arbor Gold/Tree Management Systems


Arborjet, Inc.


ArborMAX Insurance Program


Arbor Nation


ArborSoftWorx


ArborSystems, Inc.


Arbortech


Arborwear, LLC


ArboSafe UG


Arrowhead Aerial Products, Inc.


Asplundh Tree Expert Co.


Atlantic Braids


ATR Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc.


Bandit Industries, Inc.


Barko Specialty Equipment


Bartlett Arborist Supply & Manufacturing Co.


Bartlett Tree Experts


Beaver Squeezer Grapple, LLC


Beranek Publications


Bobcat Co.


Boomerope Tools, Inc.


Boomtrux, Inc.


Boss Industrial, Inc.


Branch Manager Attachments/Top


Notch Equip.


Branch Tree Service, Inc.


Buckingham Mfg. Co., Inc.


BugBarrier Tree Band


Carry All-N-Haul, LLC


Charlotte Arborists Association


Cleanfix North America, Ltd.


CMI Corp.


Connect Marketing Services


Creative Sales, Inc.


Cutter’s Choice


Davey Tree Expert Co.


DICA


Ditch Witch of the Carolinas


Diversified Products/Rig Em & Roll


DMM International, Ltd.


Doggett Corporation


Dura Deck/Mega Deck


DuraTech Industries, Inc.


Eartec Co.


East Coast Crane & Aerial Services, LLC


Easy-Lift Products International, Inc.


ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment


Employment Screening Services


Enginaire


Engine Distributors, Inc.


Engine Power Source


Fanno Saw Works


Fecon, Inc.


FEVA Forestry Equipment of VA


Fifth Element Protocol, LLC


Fleet Matics


Forestry Suppliers, Inc.


Fred Marvin Associates


Freeworker GmbH


Freightliner Trucks


Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc.


Giuffre Brothers Cranes


Green Manufacturing


Green Pro Solutions, LLC


Growtech, Inc.


Growth Products, Ltd.


Husqvarna


IML- Instrument Mechanic Labor, Inc.


Independent Protection Co.


International Safety Components, Ltd.


International Society of Arboriculture


International Truck and Engine Corp./Navistar, Inc.


ISA Southern Chapter


J.J. Kane Auctioneers


J.P. Carlton Company, Div. DAF, Inc.


Jameson, LLC


Jarraff Industries, Inc.


JLG Industries


K&M Equipment


Kershaw Manufacturing


Knapheide Manufacturing Co.


Knot & Rope Supply


Kraft Power Corp.


Larson’s Insurance Solution Agency, Inc.


Leonardi Manufacturing


Liberty Financial Group,Inc.


Loftness/USAttachments


Lumberman’s Exchange Magazine


Manitowoc Cranes


Map Centrix


Mauget Co.


Minnesota Wanner Co.


Morbark, Inc.


NBB Controls, Inc.


Nelson Tree Service, Inc.


New England Ropes Corp.


New River Equipment


NiftyLift, Inc.


Northeastern Arborist Supply


Northern Atlantic Financial, LLC


Oregon Cutting Systems Group, Blount, Inc.


Palfinger North America Group


Petzl America


Plant Growth Management Systems


Portage and Main Outdoor Water Furnaces


Preformed Line Products


Prinoth, Ltd.


Protos GmbH


Quadco Equipment, Inc.


Quest Products Corp.


Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements


Rayco Manufacturing, Inc.


ReachMaster


Reddick Equipment Co.


RedMax


Rigguy, Inc.


R&K Pump & Equipment


Rotochopper, Inc.


Ryan’s Equipment


Salsco, Inc.


Samson


SANDVIK


SavATree


SaveEdge


Scania USA, Inc.


SherrillTree


Simonds International Corp.


Smith Truck Cranes


Sonetics Corp.


Southco Industries, Inc.


Spyder Manufacturing U.S.A.


Stein USA, LLC


Sterling Rope Company, Inc.


STIHL, Inc.


Stumper Industries


Supersonic Air Knife, Inc.


SVE Portable Roadway Systems, Inc.


Switch-N-Go


T.H. Glennon Co., Inc.


Teletrac, Inc.


Terex Environmental Equipment


Teupen USA, Inc.


The Knife Source, LLC


The Toro Company


Timberland Truck & Equipment, LLC


Timberwolf Manufacturing Corp.


Top Saw Tool/Portable Winch


Townsend Tree Service Co., LLC


Tracked Lifts, Inc.


Trakked Aerial Lift from 40-60ft.


Tree & Landscape Equipment Trader


Tree Care Industry Association, Inc.


TREE Fund


Tree Services Magazine


TreeTech Microinjection Systems


USDA-Animal and Plant Health Care Inspection Service


Utility Auctions, Inc.


Vegetation Control Service, Inc.


Vermeer Corp.


VERSALIFT, TIME Manufacturing Co.


Weaver Leather, LLC


Western Equipment Finance, Inc.


Western Star–Charlotte Truck Center


Yale Cordage, Inc.


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