Columbus Welcomes Thousands of Tree Care Professionals to TCI EXPO

TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, just wrapped its 27th year. Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, TCI EXPO 2017 drew more than 3,300 tree care professionals from across the globe for three days of business, safety and arboriculture workshops and seminars; live tree climbing demonstrations; networking opportunities; and the chance to visit 240 exhibitors showcasing the latest tree care products and services.

“We attend about 25 – 30 shows every year,” says Bill Stringfellow, president of Quest Products Corporation. “Hands down [TCI EXPO in Columbus] is the BEST of them all. Great job by staff looking after us and all our needs. We sure look forward to next year.”

View photos of TCI EXPO on Facebook and Flickr.

Prize Winners

Congratulations to the attendees who won prizes at TCI EXPO!

  • Membership Raffle SmarterTools Portable Generator Winner – Braden Fisher, Vegetation Tech, LLC
  • Game On! Cabela’s Gift Card Winner (Thursday) – Ian Michel, Slater Diederich Tree Care LLC
  • Game On! Cabela’s Gift Card Winner (Friday) – Jody Maddox, Hendrickson Tree Care
  • Game On! Cabela’s Gift Card Winner (Saturday) – Barry Donohue, Anytown Tree Service
  • Game On! Grand Prize Winner – Joe Orewiler, Spencer’s Tree & Landscape Solutions, LLC

Arborbucks Drawing Winners:

  • James Hentges, Hentges Tree Service
  • Richard Cundiff, Cundiff Tree Care
  • Kent May, Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop
  • Joey Busker, Hentges Tree Service

Student Career Days

In addition to the trade show and conference, TCI EXPO hosted a Student Career Days (SCD) event, which drew more than 230 college and vocational students representing 17 schools from across the country. Students participated in tree climbing competitions, attended educational seminars, networked with potential employers and explored career opportunities at the industry’s only job and internship fair. 

See you next year!

Thanks, as always, to our industry partners. TCI EXPO was sponsored in part by Crown PACT Partners AltecBandit Industries, Inc., HusqvarnaMorbarkUtility One Source, and Vermeer, and Branch PACT partner Green Manufacturing, Inc.

Root and Seed partners include Arborjet, ServicePro and George Fern, and Weaver Leather SupplyNorthern Atlantic FinancialMaugetFanno Saw Works, and Liberty Financial, respectively.

Ready for the next TCI EXPO? Join the Tree Care Industry Association in Charlotte, North Carolina next year for TCI EXPO 2018 (November 1-3).