Lunch & Learn From Texas Chapter Draws 70 to Hear Industry Presentations

Members of the PDCA Texas Chapter gathered Tuesday, March 19th at the Hyatt Regency - Baytown hotel, near Houston, to hear presentations from suppliers of steel and concrete piling, as well as a 30-year veteran pile driving contractor. Approximately 70 attendees gained new insights into the industry and enjoyed the opportunity for lunch and networking. 

Program speakers included Jody Singletary from Dunham Price, a seasoned producer of concrete pile manufacturing. He addressed matters pertaining to quality in concrete piling and its manufacturing process. This segment was made possible through sponsorship by APE-American Piledriving Equipment.

Gerry McShane of Service Steel Warehouse also presented to the assembly. With more than 35 years in the construction industry and expertise in ground engineering, Mr. McShane has worked in the steel piling industry, exclusively, for the past decade. With a resume that includes practical experience on four continents, he addressed material quality in relation to steel products. This presentation was courtesy of Taylor Marine Construction.

A marine and heavy civil construction veteran pile driver, and presently general superintendent at McCarthy Building Companies, Condon Verble concluded the program in his capacity as president of the PDCA Texas Chapter. He briefed attendees on Chapter initiatives and activities it will be offering to members throughout 2024. OTTO Fabricators and proprietor George Cerda sponsored this final segment of the Lunch & Learn event.

The PDCA Texas Chapter Lunch & Learn was made possible through support from the following event sponsors:
  • CPS Houston
  • Flexifloat
  • PACO Ventures
  • APE-American Piledriving Equipment (presentation sponsor)
  • OTTO Fabricators (presentation sponsor)
  • Taylor Marine Construction (presentation sponsor)
Shiri Foster of Lodge Lumber gave introductions of the Lunch & Learn speakers and provided event photography. Mickey Thatcher, Texas Chapter VP from Russell Marine LLC, also contributed photos.

(L-R) PDCA Executive Director Frank Peters, Texas Chapter Sec. Mike Leal, speaker Gerry McShane,
TX Chapter VP Mickey Thatcher, TX Chapter Treas. Derek Brodnax, TX Chapter and speaker Condon Verble, speaker Jody Singletary.
G. McShane
C. Verble
J. Singletary

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