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TCI EXPO post-show recap

TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, just wrapped its 27th year. Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, TCI EXPO 2017 drew more than 3,300 tree care professionals from around the globe for three days of business, safety and arboriculture workshops and seminars; live tree climbing demonstrations; networking opportunities; and the chance to visit 240 exhibitors showcasing the latest tree care products and services.


Prize Winners

Congratulations to the attendees who won prizes at TCI EXPO!

  • Membership Raffle SmarterTools Portable Generator Winner – Braden Fisher, Vegetation Tech, LLC
  • Game On! Cabela’s Gift Card Winner (Thursday) – Ian Michel, Slater Diederich Tree Care LLC
  • Game On! Cabela’s Gift Card Winner (Friday) – Jody Maddox, Hendrickson Tree Care
  • Game On! Cabela’s Gift Card Winner (Saturday) – Barry Donohue, Anytown Tree Service
  • Game On! Grand Prize Winner – Joe Orewiler, Spencer’s Tree & Landscape Solutions, LLC

Arborbucks Drawing Winners:

  • James Hentges, Hentges Tree Service
  • Richard Cundiff, Cundiff Tree Care
  • Kent May, Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop
  • Joey Busker, Hentges Tree Service


Student Career Days

In addition to the trade show and conference, TCI EXPO hosted a Student Career Days (SCD) event, which drew more than 230 college and vocational students representing 17 schools from across the country. Students participated in tree climbing competitions, attended educational seminars, networked with potential employers and explored career opportunities at the industry’s only job and internship fair.

TCI EXPO 2018 will be held November 1-3 in Charlotte, N.C.

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