Networking Opportunities, Social Events, Education are the Highlights of the National Demolition Association's 40th Anniversary Convention

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A celebration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway, a San Diego-themed party, and educational sessions are expected to draw many attendees to the milestone convention.

This is the largest exposition of demolition products, equipment, and services in the world...

From an opening night celebration aboard the historic USS Midway aircraft carrier and a “Shore Leave in San Diego” theme party, to a convention program packed with business-building activities, the National Demolition Association has planned a 40th Anniversary Convention that promises to be a memorable experience, according to the Association’s executive director.

“Since it’s the NDA’s 40th anniversary, we planned an agenda that makes it advantageous for demolition contractors and frankly anyone involved in the demolition process to come to San Diego and experience it all first hand,” said Michael R. Taylor CAE. “We’re expecting a great turnout as a result.”

This year’s event takes place March 23 through the 26 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel and the San Diego Convention Center. Full information and a registration form for attendees are posted on the NDA website in the Events section.

“This is the largest exposition of demolition products, equipment, and services in the world and it brings together a fantastic cross section of industry experts," Taylor explained. “It provides an incomparable opportunity for networking by our members and other delegates who attend. Besides enjoying the exciting activities, attendees each year point to the opportunity to network as one of the primary benefits of attending our annual convention.”

One highlight of this year’s program is a presentation about disaster response by the very contractors who responded to the cleanup following the devastating 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. “We are certain that California can greatly benefit from their experiences as that state prepares for the next major earthquake which can come any time,” he said. The presentation is preceded by the keynote speech by former U.S. Navy Commander Mike Abrashoff, who will share the universal lessons he learned turning around the performance of the USS Benfold.

The major educational sessions will help attendees maximize their profits and stay current with environmental regulations that impact the demolition industry. The Association will also present its Environmental Excellence Awards.

Social events, aside from the celebration on the USS Midway and the greatly anticipated Monday night theme party, include an optional annual golf tournament at the Riverwalk Gold Club as well as the the closing night cocktail reception and 40th Anniversary Banquet where NDA Scholarships, Lifetime Achievement Award, and auction of a vintage “wrecking ball” will take place.

Time remains for last-minute exhibitors to register. Full exhibitor space rental information is posted on the Events section of the NDA website or can be obtained by calling 800-541-2412. The convention is open to all professionals involved in the demolition process, including those in demolition contracting, general contracting, civil engineering, recycling, scrap, salvage, and other industries.

About the National Demolition Association

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations. The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services. The website is

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