The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) occurs every two years and is a widely-recognized event dedicated to tunneling innovation in North America. The conference brings together industry heavy hitters – project owners, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, and service providers to collectively discuss challenges in the industry and learn from one another.
As tunnels get larger, deeper, and excavated in more challenging conditions, expectations are continually increasing for tunnels that are completed quickly, safely, and sustainably. The 2021 event in Las Vegas did not disappoint, with over 100 exhibitors and 600 attendees.
Grydale USA (Craig Allan, VP of Sales & Operations and Liz Stone, Marketing & Business Development Manager) joined the conference as a first-time exhibitor to raise awareness about internationally patented mobile dust collection units as part of Grydales’ international growth strategy into North America. Our involvement could not have been timelier, as dust control was a key topic during technical sessions and something on the minds of many attendees with the recent OSHA regulations concerning Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS).
The conference was the perfect opportunity to meet leaders and practitioners in the tunneling space and learn about current and upcoming projects where our dust control solutions could make a big difference in project compliance, efficiency, and worker safety.
We were able to showcase the success of these machines on Australasian tunneling projects for at-source dust control on shafts, cross sections, road header. Attendees were excited to learn more about the innovative solution to dust control within tunnel construction that Grydale mobile dust collectors provide.
We look forward to attending similar industry events in 2021 and beyond to continue to share our dust control solutions with the North American market.