Editor’s Note—October 2019

Editor’s Note—October 2019

by Michael Hamline, Editor / Published October 2019

Get ready, get set, go! It’s showtime, folks! The October issue features the Cleaning Equipment Trade Association’s (CETA) Show Guide, starting on page 6. CETA is co-locating with the Pressure Washers of North America (PWNA) for a second year at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, SC, from October 17–20 for PowerClean 2019.

CETA will kick off with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun-start golf tournament on Friday, October 18, and will be followed later from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. by the 11th anniversary Women of CETA gathering. On Saturday, October 19, Charles Marshall, a humorous motivational speaker, will be the keynote speaker for two different sessions to be held 9:00–9:45 a.m. and 11:00–11:45 a.m. The CETA membership and business meeting and the opening reception will be held 6:00–6:50 p.m. and 7:30–9:30 p.m. To see a full list of CETA events, consult the Show Guide.

PWNA lists their schedule of events on page 30. On Thursday, October 17, PWNA will hold the opportunity for pre-convention certification courses for roofing, house washing, wood restoration, commercial, flatwork, and OSHA Safety; there is a cost associated with these certification courses. See a full list of educational courses and events by turning to the PWNA schedule.

The tradeshow floor and exhibits will be open Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Please note that if you’re a CETA member and want to attend PWNA events or a PWNA member and want to attend CETA events, a crossover badge must be purchased.

New Orleans’s Morial Convention Center will play host to the WJTA–IMCA Expo on November 12 and 13. One new item to look forward to is the session track for asset owners and a panel discussion on collaboration between asset owners, contractors, and original equipment manufacturers. For a schedule of events, live demonstration times, and more, turn to page 41.

Don’t forget to read about this year’s nine CETA Scholarship Winners on page 16. Each of these young women and men are thankful for the CETA Scholarships and the opportunities afforded by these.

Enjoy the fall, and Cleaner Times looks forward to talking with you at PowerClean 2019 and the 2019 WJTA Conference and Expo. Please stop by our booth, and let’s talk about what the industry can look forward to in 2020.

Michael Hamline
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