New England Pile Driving Industry Participates in Networking Reception

PDCA Executive Director Frank Peters (right) greets the lively crowd at the 9/28 'Cheers! to New England Pile Drivers' reception

A capacity crowd of pile driving contractors, equipment manufacturers, industry suppliers, and affiliated engineers gathered Sept. 28th at the Copper House Tavern in Waltham, Mass for 'Cheers! to New England Pile Drivers.' The latest in a series of regional, PDCA networking happy hours was designed to grow the PDCA presence in this important, local market.

During a short presentation, PDCA Executive Director Frank Peters welcomed the large group consisting of several longtime PDCA members, as well as many other contractors, suppliers, and engineers who are considering involvement in the trade group that advocates the driven pile. He provided a brief overview of the organization, including an update on its latest initiative, a comprehensive vibrations study that the Board of Directors launched this year.

Throughout the evening, participants enjoyed an open bar and a variety of hors d'oeuvres, thanks to several event sponsors, which supported the function at two levels: 'Drive 'Em Deep' Sponsors - American Equipment & Foundation Co., Equipment Corporation of America, and Junttan USA. 'Sure, I'll Pitch In' Sponsors - American Piledriving Equipment, J.F. Brennan, GRL Engineers, Inc., Heron Wolf and M.T. Kaye Steel.

Joe Gelardi, AE&F


Anthony Sciortino, ECA


Drew Zito, Junttan USA

Representatives of PDCA leadership who are in or near the New England region also attended the event and were recruited to help Peters distribute PDCA Bucks ($50 coupon to PDCA Store) to winners of a drawing during the program. Board Member Randy Kelly, Current Membership Committee Chairman and Past Board Member Rich Anderson, and Board Member Brad Roberts drew the winning business cards for Alex Baittenger, Michael Deery, Rich Hammel, and Derek Brodnax.

Randy Kelly (far left)

Rich Anderson (left)

Brad Roberts (front, left)

PDCA thanks all attendees at 'Cheers! to New England Pile Drivers,' and expects to bring another event to the region in 2024; watch your inbox for details to come. Meantime, see who was SPOTTED in the following PHOTO DUMP from the Sept. 28th event:


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