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2016 Michigan Winter Operations Conference

1. Keynote
Wilf Nixon, Salt Institute

2. Winter Plowing & Liability Issues
D. Adam Tountas, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

3. Measuring Road Weather & Using It!
Jon Tarleton, Vaisala, Inc.

4. Salt BMP’s Does Not Mean—SALT, Buy More Product
Mark DeVries, Vaisala, Inc.

6. How to Convince Stakeholders to Implement New Winter Maintenance Practices or Technology
Wilf Nixon, Salt Institute & Mark DeVries, Vaisala, Inc.

7. Public Relations Panel Discussion

Winter Comes to Michigan! Video
Jeff Cranson, Michigan Department of Transportation; Jake Welch, Barry County Road Commission; & Linnea Rader, Van Buren County Road Commission

8. Dealing with the Media
Jim Cook, Grand Traverse County Road Commission

9. Clear Roads Research Project
Justin Droste, Michigan Department of Transportation

11. Snow Storage Panel Discussion
Jeff Mikula, City of Manistee & Mark Jones, City of Traverse City - Department of Public Works

12. Calibration Presentation & Demonstration — RexRoth Joy Stick Controller
Mike Delph, City of Farmington Hills; Bryan Pickworth, City of Farmington Hills; & Kevin McCarthy, City of Farmington Hills

13. Emmet CRC Anti-Icing Truck
Brian Gutowski, Emmet County Road Commission

15. Worker Safety
James Hurt, City of Grand Rapids

16. RCOC Winter Operations: Pre/Post Trip Inspections & Winter Maintenance Best Practices
Willis Greer, Road Commission for Oakland County