Monthly Archives: May 2019
-John Regetz, President & CEO, Bannock Development Corporation
Bannock Development Corporation’s President & CEO, John Regetz attended the Waste Management Symposia from March 3rd to March 5th to support the INL’s nuclear power mission, SMR development, and recruit industry suppliers.
The annual Waste Management Symposia (WMS) international conference for the management of radioactive waste and related topics provides the premier open forum for discussing and seeking safe and cost-effective solutions to the management and disposition of radioactive wastes and the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The conference presents research, seminars, demonstrations, and discussions on the technology and safe practices regarding management of radioactive materials.
The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was the featured US site throughout the symposia in exhibits, panel discussions, videos, presentations, and posters. In a video message, U.S. Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho, congratulated INL during the opening of the conference. INL Site contractors, as well as Dept. of Energy management and project engineers, participated in various events throughout the four-day conference.
East Idaho Companies such as Petersen Mfg., Flour, Premier Technologies, and Orano Federal Services (formerly AREVA) attended the conference and provide context and connections to potential prospects. “Our regional companies support us and have suppliers and customers at the Waste Management Conference. “Those connections give us a head start towards developing relationships with those companies”, said Regetz.
Bannock Development Corporation President & CEO, John Regetz, participated in the annual Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in January. Regetz met with executive level officers from recreation technology companies to identify those with expansion projects and recruit them to Bannock County and Idaho.
The SHOT Show is the largest annual trade show for outdoor industry professionals and the world’s premier exposition of combined hunting, shooting sports, firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, military, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. The show featured over 1,600 exhibitors whom are a primary market for prospecting by Bannock Development Corporation.
Regetz also attended the Idaho Reception, organized by Idaho Commerce, of which Bannock Development Corporation was sponsor. The event provides an opportunity to showcase Idaho’s business advantages and a forum to engage prospects. Over 250 guests attended this year’s reception.
Regetz brought two active prospects to the reception for introduction to Governor Otter and the Idaho Commerce Team, which was well received by all parties. Regetz said “The SHOT Show offers Bannock Development an opportunity to support Idaho Commerce’s efforts and recruit recreation technology companies, whom offer advanced manufacturing jobs”.
According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation is a $7.8 billion industry in Idaho and accounts for over 78,000 direct jobs. “Recreation technology companies are attracted to the outdoor resources and recreation culture in Idaho for developing and testing their products. They are a great fit for Bannock County’s excellent manufacturing resources and recreation opportunities including world class skiing, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing”, said Regetz.