For the second year in a row, DICA joins an elite group of about 100 companies which have been asked to display their products at the by-invitation-only Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).
Held annually, EUFMC allows utility fleet professionals to view the latest fleet products and technology and engage in educational sessions and discussions pertaining to design, procurement, application, operation, and maintenance of equipment used by Electric Utilities.
DICA will share industry best practices for providing stable outrigger set ups of digger derricks, cranes, and bucket trucks. DICA will also feature Safety Tech® Outrigger Pads and FiberMax Crane Pads—products ideally suited to utility maintenance and construction applications and a newly introduced ZeroLift Pad Rack. ZeroLift is an outrigger pad rack capable of carrying outrigger pads on the front or rear of rough terrain cranes. The rack has a capacity of 1,000 lbs. and can be adjusted to fit pads up to 48″x60″.
The May-June 2015 edition of Telecom & Utility Construction features the EUFMC conference in it’s Show Preview. The full article can be read online or in the print edition of the May 2015 Crane & Rigging Hotline. The article can also be read below.
Maximizing Total Company Performance
The 2015 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference features a comprehensive educational program
Telecom & Utility Construction | May-June 2015
The 62nd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), held from May 31 to June 3 in Williamsburg, VA., will bring together more than 100 fleet professionals from the United States, Canada, and South America. The event will educate attendees about the latest in fleet technology and products, key topics regarding fleet management, and how fleets can help maximize total company performance. The conference also provides excellent opportunities for fleet managers to network with industry peers, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The EUFMC’s attending fleet managers represent about 60 investor-owned electric utilities, electrical cooperatives, and electrical contractors that reportedly spend a total of more than $13 billion a year on fuel, parts, and labor for their fleets, operate a total of more than 275,000 vehicles, and employ a total of about 4,000 service technicians.
A non-profit organization, the EUFMC association informs members about the latest developments in fleet equipment and technology, regulations, legislation, industry trends, and fleet management. It also provides attendees the opportunity to discuss challenges they face and to share solutions they have found.
The annual EUFMC conference also fives fleet managers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers and opportunity to talk about ideas for new products, updates to existing offerings, and ways that fleets and their suppliers can work together most effectively.
About 250 representatives of 100 invited manufacturers and service suppliers attend the EUFMC to interact with association members.
The first day of the conference starts out with a morning drive through equipment demonstrations, followed by an afternoon exhibition with some 60 displays in which suppliers show their newest products and solutions. The exhibition gives fleet managers a close-up look at equipment and products ranging from service trucks and aerial lifts, to digger derricks, cable pullers, cranes, and fleet management software.
The conference’s second and third days are the general session featuring presentations about vital topics, as well as round table discussions.
Evening social events give attendees the chance to network and build valuable relationships.
Top notch speakers
Keynote speaker for the 2015 EUFMC is Jim Piro, president and CEO of Portland General Electric (PGE), an investor-owned utility that operates in 52 Oregon cities and serves a total of 830,000 customers. PGE generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to industrial, commercial and residential users.
Piro will offer valuable insights based on 38 years of experience in the utility industry. He is a 1974 graduate of Oregon State University who began his career as a civil engineer at Pacific Gas & Electric.
He joined Portland General Electric in 1980 as a civil engineer, and has since been involved in many of the company’s strategic initiatives. Pro has also served as the company’s executive view president of finance, chief financial officer, treasurer, and since 2009, as CEO.
In addition, Piro serves on the board of Edison Electric Institute and is a member of the Electrification Coalition, a national group of business leaders that advocates for policies to support electric vehicles.
To learn more about the EUFMC conference, including the agenda, information on attendees, registration and housing, conference sponsors, and Williamsburg area information, visit www.eufmc.com.
This section is not included due to length. To see the multiple exhibitors highlighted, visit the The May-June 2015 edition of Telecom & Utility Construction or see the print edition of the May 2015 issue of Crane & Rigging Hotline.