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MITA Holds Annual Trade Show and Conference

Brothers Glynn (L) and Craig Robinson of Rock ’n Rubble try an exercise in telekinesis during the keynote address by Dr. Teplitz.
Ritchie Bros. Bill Mason (L) and Steve Gorman explain to contractors about turning yellow iron into green.
Vince Voetberg (L) and Kevin Boyd of Jeffers Crane Service stay busy discussing crane equipment.
Pro-Tec Equipment’s Joe Cook talks about trenching and shoring with attendees.
Dave Park of JDE Equipment looks forward to sharing his knowledge of John Deere machines with attendees.
Mike Zalewski (L) and Dennis Kemeny greet attendees at Southeastern Equipment’s exhibit.
Efficiency Production’s Mike Ross shares some tips on trench safety.
Alta Equipment Company’s Bill Theile fills attendees in on his company’s line of Volvo construction equipment.
(L-R): The crew from AIS Construction Equipment Corp., Craig Williams, Rachel Lorraine, Amanda Smith and Greg Doyal welcome contractors at the show.
Scott Hinkle (L) and Clay Cutchins of Michigan CAT are ready to discuss Caterpillar equipment.

The Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA) held its annual Conference and Trade Show Jan. 19 to 21 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

This year the theme was “Engage Your Inner Leader” and featured keynote speaker Dr. Jerry Teplitz, a frequent guest on radio who has written six books on managing stress, management and leadership training, sales development and brain integration. His lectures focus on teaching people to have greater business and personal success through tapping into the power of their own personal energy systems.

Other speakers included Rich Studley, president & CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation; Greg Johnson, chief operations officer of the Michigan Department of Transportation; and Bill Rustem, director of strategy of the State of Michigan.

Over the course of the three-day event, conference sessions covered a variety of subjects including the impact of health care on businesses, clean diesel, MDOT issues, and dealing with a changing economy.

Major sponsors for the event included AIS Construction Equipment, ALTA Equipment Company, JDE Equipment Company and Michigan CAT.