On behalf of the Board of Directors and myself, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as we usher in a new decade! I look forward to a year and decade of growth for our association with some great upcoming conferences with an emphasis on speakers and education pertaining to our Industry.
We will be starting 2020 off with our Spring Conference in one of our most well attended locations, Baltimore, Maryland! Bob Dunlevey from Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP will be joining us to discuss Improving Competitiveness through More Effective Collective Bargaining and Consolidation of Union Locals. We will also be joined by two Baltimore County Police Officers, Corporal John Haddaway and Sergeant Brandon Echevarria, as they present the department’s Avoid Deny Defend™, which will train attendees on how to handle an active shooter situation. Both presentations should prove to be very informative for all! After the presentations, we have two great activities planned for everyone: a tour and cocktail making class at Sagamore Spirit Distillery and an afternoon Baltimore Orioles baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
I would like to strongly encourage all members to attend at least one conference this year! Each conference is a great opportunity to network with peers and gain new information and education in our industry. If you are unable to attend, you can always send someone from your company in your place! This year, we are really putting a focus on “Young Professionals” and getting those who are new to the industry yet all-stars at their company, involved with ESICA! It is time for upcoming generations who are key employees to experience the value of being a part of this association, so let’s invest in our future!
Please be sure to mark your calendar for our other upcoming events!
The Eastern States Insulation Contractors Association (ESICA) represents both small and large mechanical, commercial, industrial and asbestos abatement contractors as well as various suppliers and distributors of products and services to the industry.