Drainage Contractor

Contractors gather for annual LICO event

January 25, 2016  By Drainage Contractor administrator

Ontario land improvement contractors and drainage superintendents gathered in London on Jan. 20 and 21 for the 58th annual Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario (LICO) annual convention.


Approximately 215 people attended the 2016 convention, which kicked off Wednesday morning. The exhibit room, which hosted about 25 exhibitor booths, was abuzz with coffee, chatter and several opportunities for contractors and associates to network with one another.

This year’s speaker program began with Franklin Kains, the convention co-ordinator, welcoming attendees with the traditional cowbell in tow. Kevin McKague, from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) offered insight on the applications of water and sediment control basins (WASCoBs) for drainaige and water quality improvement. The rest of the day saw interesting sessions about drain tile inspection with cameras, drain management to improve water quality and wildlife habitat and the annual meeting for the Drainage Superintendents Association of Ontario (DSAO), LICO contractors and various committees.


The Wednesday evening banquet saw more time for merriment, awards and entertainment before Thursday morning’s continuation of the speaker program. In the afternoon, guests were treated to a tour of the Ideal Pipe facility in nearby Thorndale. Thanks to the LICO and DSAO organizers for another great event.

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