GEAPS Angola Conference

To reserve your room at the Potawatomi Inn,
call 877-563-4371. Group code:0405GS.
There is no on-line room registration.

List of Attendees (as of 2/10/2017)

List of Exhibitors (as of 2/14/2017)
21st GEAPS Great Lakes Regional Conference
April 5-7, 2017, Potawatomi Inn, Angola, IN

Wednesday, April 5


Maintenance Pre-conference Workshop

9:00 am - Noon

Facility Tour of Jayco, Middlebury, IN
(transportation and lunch provided/limit 48)

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Pest management best practices, Fumigation Services,
Indianapolis, IN

          2:00-4:00 pm
Maintenance Panel with speakers provided by Binkelman’s

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Lake James Room Social Hour and visit with how ever many vendors are set up. Cocktails and heavy appetizers will provided

Thursday, April 6
     Lake James Room:
7:30 am- Noon Registration Table Open
7:30 - 8:45 am Breakfast / Open Session

Topic: Understanding How Leadership Affects Safety Performance Speaker: Carey Bennett/Dekra Insight



9:00 – 10:00 am
Snow Lake Room:
Topic: Explosion Protection Overview and Market Drivers
Speaker:Tony Galvin, BS&B

Crooked Lake Room:
Topic: Walking/Working Surface Regulation Changes
Speaker: Joe Mlynek, President, Progressive Safety Services LLC, Gates Mill, OH

10:00 -10:15 am: Break

10:15 – 11:00 am
Snow Lake Room:
Topic: Choosing Storage Options: Concrete vs. Steel Bins
Speaker: Michael Bough, Project Engineer, Clear Creek & Associates, Goshen, IN


Crooked Lake Room:
Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD

11:00 am –12:00 pm: Visit Associates
     Lake James Room

12:00 – 1:15 pm: Lunch / Gong Show

1:15 - 3:00 pm: Visit Associates in Trade Show/ $50 drawing every ½ hour

3:00 — 4:00 pm
Topic: Automation
Speaker: Jim Robinson/Maurer Electric


Crooked Lake Room:
Topic: Insurance
Speaker: Nationwide

4:00 - 4:15 pm: Break

4:15 — 5:00 pm
      Snow Lake Room:
Topic: Dust Control
Speaker:Donaldson/Torit


Crooked Lake Room:
Topic: Material Handling
Speaker: TBD


5:15 – 5:45 pm
Hooiser, Seaway, and Michigan/Southern Ontario Chapter Meetings


Lake James Room
5:45 – 6:15 pm: Cocktail hour
(sponsored by Associate Members)

6:15 pm: Invocation; Mike Zawisza, ElevatorServices & Storage

6:15 – 7:00 pm: Dinner


7:30 pm  Entertainment: Vegas Night



Friday–April 7

7:00 – 7:30 am Polar Plunge for Charity!!!!
Come run down the hill in front of the Inn into Lake James.
A donation to our speaker’s charity will be made for each participant
Pool and hot tub will be available for before and after your run.

Lake James Room
7:30 - 8:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 am
Topic: Erich Orrick
Speakers: Wish For Our Heroes Charity












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