Announcing the 89th Annual Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit

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MEA is proud to announce the 89th Annual Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit, July 31 – August 2, 2012 in Ames, IA.

MEA is proud to announce the 89th Annual Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit, July 31 – August 2, 2012 in Ames, IA. The Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit is focused on learning and supporting future operational leadership trends. Sessions are developed to provide the best educational impact for business improvement and personal development.

“Be Vital!” says Todd Unruh, chair of MEA’s Gas Operations Steering Committee and field service representative for Midwest Energy, Inc. “Take advantage of every opportunity you have to attend the courses presented by industry subject matter experts, industry peers, industry equipment, and manufacturing representatives. MEA offers courses in Engineering and Technical Training, Leadership/Workforce Development, Regulatory Compliance, Utility Knowledge, and extensive Safety Training in Emergency Response to Blowing Gas, hands-on Fire School, and if that is not hot enough, the DuPont™ Thermo-Man® Identifying Hazards & Injury Investigations.”

Come for vital information about:

  •     Emergency Preparedness
  •     Working Within A Multi-Generational Workforce
  •     AMR/AMI
  •     Commission/State Agency Panel Discussion on Audits
  •     GIS Systems Conversion
  •     Low Hydrogen Welding
  •     Characteristics of a High Quality PE Gas Pipe
  •     Hands-on Turbine Meter Repair/Maintenance
  •     Modern Leak Detection Technologies
  •     Overpressure Protection
  •     Leadership and the Brain: Pathways to Positive Action
  •     Hiring & Recruitment-Best Practices
  •     Cross Bore Avoidance
  •     Hands-on Hand Tool Safety
  •     Pay Attention and Drive!

This year MEA is offering two pre-summit training sessions on July 31: Leak Detection Class and Valve Maintenance.

For more information go to or contact Sandy Driscoll at (651) 289-9600 x119, sandyd(at)midwestenergy(dot)org.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that delivery electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

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