OZ Lifting Products LLC will debut at Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Residuals and Biosolids Conference and Exhibition, which takes place March 31 to April 3, 2020 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota. The expo spans the middle two days of the event on April 1-2.
The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer will show its new Tele-Pro davit cranes that allow users to leverage the benefits of other lifting technologies in its range, while telescoping the boom in and out under load. The Tele-Pro will be the standout product on a 10 ft. by 10 ft. booth, but OZ will also showcase its complete range of davit cranes, including the CompOZite and CompOZite Elite Carbon Fiber models.
Steve Napieralski, president at OZ Lifting, said: “The industry-first [Tele-Pro] davit cranes will be a game-changer. However, we have found that all of our products have been used in many different applications in the water and wastewater sectors. Put simply, we offer innovative products and solutions that make the job easier and safer.”
OZ has previously addressed a WEF audience at the Technical Exhibition & Conference, where water quality professionals from around the world absorb education and training. The Residuals and Biosolids event, organized in cooperation with the Central States Water Environment Association and the Water Research Foundation (WRF), is crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with residuals and biosolids management, and provide forums where leading issues in the sector are discussed.
Napieralski said: “Our involvement is somewhat spontaneous. One of our customers that attended WEFTEC asked if we were exhibiting at Biosolids. He said it is a good show, a little smaller, but the people that attend are davit [crane] users too. WEF is the leading water and wastewater organization and it makes sense to align our portfolio with their outreach endeavors. We had an excellent exhibition and response to our products at WEFTEC so it felt prudent to address a more residuals and biosolids centric delegation this time around. The locality also means we can participate without great upheaval.”
Napieralski is enthused by the co-location of a conference and exhibition, which he anticipates will attract an engaged attendee, willing to learn and discover technologies and solutions that can make the sector safer and more efficient. Five pre-conference workshops, 21 technical sessions, and two facility tours are certainly likely to attract quality and quantity of footfall, he said.
“I’m hoping we can connect with users of our types of products and show them our patented range of composite davits, particularly the Tele-Pro,” Napieralski added. “At the same time, we hope to learn about the challenges faced in this specific market so we can continue to tailor our offering for their material handling requirements. The marketplace feels strong; water and wastewater is an ongoing concern for all of mankind. Dollars are usually available for treatment plant upgrades, which is just one facet of the sector that excites us.”