Annual Convention & Trade Show

FGWA Annual Convention

 

SAVE THE DATE!
May 28-30, 2020 – Omni Resort at Championsgate

 

The 2019 FGWA Annual Convention & Trade Show was a huge success. More than 700 attendees and exhibitors were onsite to participate in the largest groundwater show in the state of Florida.

The 2019 FGWA Annual Convention & Trade Show kicked off with the Annual Bob Caswell Memorial Golf Tournament. Over 90 players came out to enjoy a day of golf and support FGWA’s adopted charity, Operation Helping Hand. Congratulations to this year’s 1st place team; Robert Engeman, Dennis Himmel, Jeremy Skinner and Mark Upton. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s golf tournament, including our sponsors! A special thank you to this year’s Title Sponsor, GOULD’S Water Technology. The FGWA has donated over $40,000 to Operation Helping Hand and we look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come!

The Convention started on Friday, May 17th with eight educational offerings available. Presentations included DOT Compliance, Protecting Your Well Drilling Business Against Claims and Lawsuits, Encountering Gas While Drilling, Brief History of Well Regulation at SWFWMD, Choosing the Right Products for Well Rehabilitation, Preventative Maintenance, Basic Water Treatment Analysis & Solving the Correct Method of Treatment, and exploration, documentation and mapping of the deepest spring in Florida that substantiates the need to protect the Floridian aquifer.

Following the educational sessions officially opened the Trade Show Hall. The hall was sold out with 83 exhibiting companies; seven first-time exhibitors, as well as 9 outside drill rig displays Thank you to the 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors. Without you, the FGWA Annual Convention & Trade Show would not be a success!

We closed out the evening with the Friday Night Reception. Participants enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. The Take Your Chance Raffle included items from water tanks, floating cooler, vacation package, fishing supplies, gift cards and much more! Thank you to those who participated in the Raffle. We were able to raise over $3,000 to help support FGWA’s Legislative Action Fund. A special thank you to those companies who donated an item!

The Convention continued on Saturday, May 18th with breakfast in the exhibit hall sponsored by Sun-Star Electric, Inc. This was also the last opportunity to meet with the vendors including the outside displays. Following breakfast, five educational opportunities were available including the Annual Business Meeting of the FGWA. During this meeting, eight members were elected to the board for a two-year term. Congratulations to Bob Lilland, Merritt Partridge, Michael Johnson, Ed Finch, Stacy Hardwicke, Tom Butterfield, Frank Harrington and RJ Huss. Saturday Presentations included How Legislation Can Positively or Negatively Affect Your Bottom Line, Primer on Booster Pumps, continuation of the springs and aquifer course, and The Guide to Drilling Safety as Per NDA Guide.

Congratulations to Greg Gatchell for being awarded the 2019 FGWA Member of the Year. We appreciate your contributions and outstanding service to the FGWA and the groundwater industry of Florida. Also, congratulations to Phil Leary for receiving the FGWA Top Lobbyist Award. We thank you for your dedication and selfless contributions of time, talent, and funds to the FGWA and the groundwater industry.

 

Annual Convention & Trade Show

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS

Platinum Sponsors

 

Gold Sponsors
Blackadar Insurance Agency Inc.
Flomatic Valves
Layne Christensen Company

Silver Sponsors
Action Manufacturing & Supply, Inc.
Atlantic Supply
Central Florida Pump
Flint & Walling
Foremost

Bronze Sponsors
AMS Powerprobe
American-Marsh Pumps
DAB Pumps
Eijkelkamp SonicSamp Drill
National Pump Company
Patriot Rigs and Services
Wilo USA LLC

Friday Reception Bar Sponsors
Diedrich Drill

Lanyard Sponsor
Preferred Pump & Equipment

Registration Desk & Name Badge Sponsor
Shakti Pumps USA, LLC

Saturday Breakfast Sponsor
Sun-Star Electric, Co.

Golf Title Sponsor
Goulds Water Technology

Golf Beverage Cart Sponsor
DAB Pumps

Golf Challenge Sponsor
Simmons/Southwire

Golf Hole in One Sponsor
Flomatic Valves

Golf Hole Sponsors
Action Manufacturing & Supply, Inc.
Charger Water Treatment Products
DAB Pumps
Flomatic Valves
Lorentz U.S. Corp
Flexcon Industries
Simmons/Southwire
Water-Right
Wyo-Ben, Inc.

Exhibitors as of 5.17.19

Acker Drill Company
Action Manufacturing & Supply, Inc.
Allegheny Instruments, Inc.
American Granby, Inc.
AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC
American-Marsh Pumps
AMS Powerprobe
Amtrol, Inc.
Associates Agency, Inc.
Atlantic Supply, Inc.
AY McDonald Mfg Co
Baroid IDP
Blackadar Insurance Agency
Boshart Industries
Central Florida Pump
Central Mine Equipment Co.
CETCO
Charger Water Treatment Products
Coast Pump Water Technologies, Inc.
Cotey Chemical Corporation
Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.
DAB Pumps
Diedrich Drill
Drilling Equipment Sales, Inc.
Drillmax
DSI
Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill
Flexcon Industries
Flint & Walling
Flomatic Valves
Flowserve
Foremost
Franklin Electric
GEFCO, Inc.
Geoprobe Systems
Gorman Company
Gould’s Water Technology
Grundfos Pumps Corp.
Gulf States Drilling Supply
Harry Warren, Inc.
Hole Products
Hughes Supply
Johnson Screens
Laval Underground Surveys
Layne Christensen Company
Lorentz U.S. Corp
Maass Midwest Manufacturing, Inc.
Mobile Drill Intl
Mud Puppy, Inc.
N & N Drilling Supply MFG
NAPCO Pipe & Fittings
National Driller
National Pump Company
Patriot Rigs and Services
PD Water Systems LLC
PDS
Pentair Flow and Filtration Solutions
Preferred Pump & Equipment
PumpTrax Well Pump Puller by RHR Products
Rotary Drill Service, Inc.
SEI / Merrill
Shakti Pumps USA, LLC
SIMCO Drilling Equipment
Simmons / Southwire
SME – USA, Inc.
Strataflo Products, Inc.
Toney Drilling Supplies, Inc.
United Drill Supply Co.
Versa-Drill / Laibe Corp.
Water Systems Council
Water-Right, Inc.
WEBTROL Pumps
Wilo USA LLC
Wyo-Ben, Inc.
Zilmet USA