Convention Registration & Hotel Reservation Deadline Approaching

Registration for the WICA 2019 Annual Convention will close this month on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It will also be your last chance to book a room at the Hotel Terra at the discounted group rate. Rooms are available at the group rate of $249/night excluding taxes and fees and can be booked by clicking on the link below or by phone at (866) 935-8938 (be sure to mention the group name: WICA Annual Convention.) Additionally, please be aware of Hotel Terra’s deposit and cancellation policy which is more stringent than many hotels we have stayed at in the past.  For more details on the convention please download the WICA Convention Brochure below. 


Convention begins Sunday, September 15, 2019 and goes through Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Join us as we engage for three energizing and productive days of conversation and education.

Our featured keynote speaker, George Hedley will engage attendees in his session “Get Your Construction Business To Grow And Profit.”  WICA has a well rounded lineup of speakers with attendees able to choose the topics that interest them most. Ted Angelo’s seminar will focus on “Building a LEAN Organization” while our final seminar will give attendees a choice between “Tool Technology And Solutions For Those That Make The World, A Look At Stanley Black & Decker” with Joe Marchant or “Sell More Than Price” with George Hedley. In addition to these timely topics, WICA members will get to participate in many social activities including the opening reception, president’s reception/dinner and optional activities including a golf tournament at the base of the Grand Tetons and a Scenic Snake River Float spouse program.

If you have any questions please contact the WICA office at (801)364-0050 or email Robert Bergman







Last Chance to Register For The Oregon Fishing Derby

Registration is closing on TOMORROW for the Oregon Fishing Derby. Join members on the Columbia River on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. Accompanying WICA members for the Fishing Derby will be special guest Dave Calhoun of Outdoor GPS, available on NBC Sports Northwest! He will be broadcasting live for both days of the WICA Fishing Derby. Registration is now open and the cost is $737 per person for both days which includes guides, equipment, food, beverage, and gratuity. Attendees must acquire an Oregon or Washington Fishing License in advance as they will not be available for purchase on the boat. They can be purchased online at Space is extremely limited with a maximum of 30 attendees and only a few spaces remain. Registration will close once we sell out or on Friday, August 2, whichever comes first.

Listed below are suggested accommodations that are within close proximity to where the group will be meeting both days.

Astoria Riverwalk Inn | 503.325.2013 |
Salt Hotel | 360.642.7258 |
Seaview Motel | 360.642.8008 |
Heidi’s Inn Ilwaco | 360.642.2787 |

Due to the Long Beach Kite Festival being held this same weekend, we anticipate that hotels will fill up quickly.  Consequently, Robert Jeffries has reserved a handful of hotel rooms at Salt Hotel and Heidi’s Inn Ilwaco for our group.  Please contact Robert Jeffries by July 29th at if you’d like to utilize one of these rooms.

Additionally, retired WICA Member Curt Holdt has graciously opened his Ilwaco home to members for the Fishing Derby and will host a barbecue and cocktail party each night.  Attendees that have not already made arrangements to stay at Curt Holdt’s home are invited to bring a cot and sleeping bag if they wish to stay on the property. Also, there is space to park a RV on the property for anyone willing to bring an RV.

If you have any questions regarding accommodations, contact Robert Jeffries at or Curt Holdt at Registration can be completed online by following the link below. If you need assistance with registration please contact Jennifer Bergman in the WICA Office at (801)364-0050 or


Pacific Northwest Golf Tournament A Success

Members took to the Washington National Golf Course on Friday, July 12th for the Pacific Northwest Golf Tournament featuring a shotgun start at 7:30am and an awards ceremony and  lunch after golf concluded. In first place was Jim King, James Miller, Greg Zevely, and Thomas Tellefson of Hudson Bay Insulation and the second place team consisted of Rich Cleminson (Specialty Products & Insulation), Mark Piesker (Specialty Products & Insulation), Jeff Heckman (Heckman Mechanical Insulation, Inc.), and Justin James (General Insulation). The closest to the pin winners are Kenny Cole (5), Ken Gritter (8), Jim King (11), and Kenny Cole (16) with Kohl Kaelin winning the long drive competition, and Richard Kemp taking the straight drive competition. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated to make this tournament a success.

Additionally we would like to thank and recognize the companies that generously sponsored the golf tournament. Those companies were:

AEROFLEX USA, Inc., Alaska Insulation Specialties, ARMACELL LLC, Bay Insulation Supply, Distribution International, DUNA-USA, Farwest Insulation Contracting, Hudson Bay Insulation Company, Integrated Marketing Group, ITW Insulation Systems, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Merit Insulation, Inc., Midwest Fasteners, Inc., Owens Corning, Performance Contracting, Inc., Proto Corporation, ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, Specialty Products & Insulation, Summit Contracting LLC, UNIFRAX | LLC, Zenith American Solutions