Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Theme of Annual Convention

MT. VERNON, IOWA -- The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - has announced the theme and date for its annual convention, to be held Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 in Kansas City, Mo.

According to Ed Sauter, TCA Executive Director, "STRATEGIES" was selected as the theme. This year's Convention will focus on methods to help Tilt-Up professionals grow their business. The educational program is packed with opportunities for attendees to discover money and time saving strategies, life saving safety tips and fresh marketing strategies. Topics include anti-terrorism force protection and Tilt-Up, working with government entities, company certification, converting projects to Tilt-Up and other key topics relevant to today's Tilt-Up professional.

In addition to the educational program, the 2011 TCA Annual Convention will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibitions showcasing the latest and greatest in Tilt-Up products and services. The convention begins on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 28 with a tour of some of the impressive Tilt-Up structures around the Kansas City area followed by an outdoor Tilt-Up exhibition and barbeque. The Tilt-Up Achievement Awards luncheon will be held on Friday afternoon and the Convention wraps up on Saturday morning, with the final of many networking opportunities, on the golf course.

To be held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, the Convention is the premier gathering of the Tilt-Up industry each year with a multi-discipline approach to education and networking. Any company involved in the Tilt-Up industry, designing with Tilt-Up, seeking to own a Tilt-Up building or just curious about the current state-of-the-art advancements in Tilt-Up will find this a challenging and inspiring Convention. Construction personnel, engineers, architects and owners are all invited and encouraged to attend in order to maximize the benefit to each company.

The Convention also serves as another venue for the Tilt-Up Supervisor's Certification exam - a joint program of the TCA and the American Concrete Institute. The examination consists of a closed-book, two-hour written test with 80 multiple-choice questions. A Spanish version of the exam will also be offered this year. For more information about the exam, please contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

Additional information and registration details are available on TCA's website atwww.tilt-up.org/convention.

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