On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Borough of Kutztown Wastewater Treatment Plant hosted the Quarterly Meeting & Plant Tour. The total number of Vendors & Sponsors this year was 79, and the sun was shining for the 227 people that attended the meeting.
Many thanks go out to Jarrad Burkert,
the Plant Manager, and his great staff, for hosting the event; the plant looked great. In particular, everybody loved those egg-shaped digesters, they are all they were cracked up to be, and that's no yoke.
A tasty lunch, business meeting, and awards ceremony followed the networking and plant tour. During lunch, my very excellent friend, Justin J. Mendinsky, P.E., Water & Wastewater Project Manager at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc., gave a very informative presentation on Kutztown Borough's Anaerobic Digester Insulation Replacement Project.
The awards ceremony was great and many hard-working, deserving individuals, groups and companies were recognized. Special thanks to Rebecca Pickering and Marykay for putting together the great-looking Awards Booklet. Phil Schwartz (that's me!) looked
resplendent (look it up, I had to) in his suit with that blue shirt and purple tie thanks to his fashion coordinators, Past Presidents Gus Belmont and Chris Lenton.
Many thanks again to all vendors and sponsors, including the companies listed below:
Exeter Supply Company, Inc. - Breakfast Sponsor
Utility Services Group, Inc. - Breakfast Sponsor
Kappe Associates - Mailing Sponsor
Kershner Environmental Technologies - Mailing Sponsor
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. - Lunch Sponsor
SSM Group, Inc. - Bus Sponsor
Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP - Contributing Sponsor
Respectfully submitted by Past President Phil Schwartz
Pictured left to right: Jim Brady, Ed Treat, and Dick Suplee