July 2, 2014, St. Louis, MO – The 2014 WJTA-IMCA (WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association) Expo will be held October 14-15 in an exciting new venue — New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center. The Expo is the premier trade show dedicated to high-pressure waterjet/hydroblast tools, equipment and services; industrial vacuum trucks and hydroexcavators; and related equipment.

Contractors and facility owners are increasingly looking to automated equipment for their cleaning jobs, and the 2014 Expo is focusing on giving industry professionals opportunities to see and learn about new robotic hydroblasting equipment, safer and more ergonomic manual/semi-automated waterjetting equipment, and advanced vacuum trucks/hydroexcavators through educational programs, innovative live demonstrations, equipment displays and networking events.

The Boot Camp educational program will cover focused, industry-specific information and training to improve safety, productivity and the bottom line. Topics include Busting Waterblast Myths and Nozzle Selection by Bill Shires, StoneAge, Inc.; Hose Inspection and Record Keeping by Jeff Davis, GHX Industries, LLC; Hydroexcavation by Neil McLean, Hydro Excavation Consulting; the Power of Vacuum by Phil Stein, Consultant; Grounding and Bonding by Mike O’Brien, Newson Gale, Inc.; and Robotics in Hydrodemolition by Patrik Andersson, Aquajet Systems AB.
The challenges, advantages, and outlook for implementing hands-free hydroblasting is the topic of a new program with a panel discussion format. Representatives from BASF Corp., Dow Chemical, DuPont, HydroChem, PSC Industrial Services and Veolia North America will lead the discussion.

Participants will see cutting edge equipment operate, the mechanics behind the operation and observe safety practices necessary to avoid jobsite accidents during innovative live demonstrations.

A focused global exposition of new industrial waterjet/hydroblast tools and equipment, trucks and service providers will be on display in the exhibit hall. The 2014 Expo is seeing significant growth in exhibitors and exhibit space, providing even more value for this year’s attendees Networking events, including the Northern Safety & Industrial-sponsored Industry Appreciation Reception on October 14, 3-5 p.m., will give participants opportunities to connect with industry leaders and make valuable new contacts.

Being in the heart of the booming Gulf Coast industrial and energy base and possessing world-class entertainment and dining options, New Orleans is the ideal location for WJTA-IMCA members and attendees.

A two-day pass is $45 and includes admission to the exhibit hall, live demonstrations and boot camp sessions on October 14-15 and the Industry Appreciation Reception on October 14. A one-day pass is $30 and includes all of the activities scheduled on October 14 or October 15.

A list of exhibitors, the schedule of events, and online registration is available at www.wjta.org or contact WJTA-IMCA by email at wjta-imca@wjta.org or telephone at (314) 241-1445.

A limited number of exhibit spaces are still available. Contact Peter Wright at WJTA-IMCA to reserve a booth.

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