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Drainage Contractor to hold drainage conference in Grand Rapids, MI

October 17, 2023  By Drainage Contractor

The team behind Drainage Contractor magazine, an industry stalwart for more than half a century, is pleased to announce the inaugural North American Drainage Conference in 2024.

Held March 5 at the L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI, this one-day event aims to bring together contractors, landowners, equipment manufacturers and extension/agency representatives to network, hear exciting new research and learn from the best.

Speakers include Matthew Helmers (Iowa State University), Eileen Kladivko (Purdue University), Jacob Handsaker (Hands-On Tiling and Excavating and 2023 GroundBreaker recipient) and more. Speakers’ sessions will focus on topics that matter to the modern contractor and landowner – maximizing yield, choosing the right tiling system and working with multiple stakeholders to create systems that work for everyone.

“The drainage industry is growing tremendously – not just in scale and reach, but also in sophistication,” said Drainage Contractor Editor Bree Rody. “Over the years, our readers have shown a huge appetite for even more educational content. This conference highlights tech, tools and the future of drainage, all under one roof.”


“For over 50 years, Drainage Contractor has been a trusted source of information for the industry. Our new event is a natural extension of our commitment to the sector,” said Group Publisher Michelle Bertholet. “The impressive lineup of speakers underscores the innovation that is poised to move this industry forward.”

Register to attend or exhibit at DrainageConference.com – early-bird pricing is available for a limited time.

Bree Rody
Editor, Drainage Contractor

Sharon Kauk
National Advertising Manager, Drainage Contractor

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