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Trip to Australia

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I am going to hijack the Forum or at least this thread to do a "mini-blog" over the next couple of weeks. I am preparing to leave for a trip to Australia to meet with many different segments of the flooring industry i.e. manufaturers, teaching insitutions, standards committee's, end users, and potential distributors. The feedback regarding my trip has been great and I look forward to some productive disussions. I look forward to sharing my discoveries of this industry from somewhere outside of the US.

Jason
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#2
So Your taking over Howard Kanare's job? Can I have your old one? Heart
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
http://www.floorsavior.com
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#3
Say hi to my cousin who lives in Tyalgum...in the middle of nowhere and looks like VirginiaBig Grin
JK Nixon
Concrete Restoration Services, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.rhtester.com
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#4
I have arrived "down under". I have to say that a 14 hour plane trip is not my idea of fun. Everything has gone smooth so far, just making my final preparations for a long two weeks. I will be visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. I will keep posting how the trip is going.

Jason
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#5
Glad you arrived safely. I'd like to visit my cousin, but the idea of hours in a plane with my disdain for being enclosed for so long almost terrifies me
JK Nixon
Concrete Restoration Services, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.rhtester.com
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(08-02-2013, 11:33 PM)rapidrhrep Wrote:  I have arrived "down under". I have to say that a 14 hour plane trip is not my idea of fun. Everything has gone smooth so far, just making my final preparations for a long two weeks. I will be visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. I will keep posting how the trip is going.

Jason

Its going to take me about that long to get from Tucson to VA for the Guilds engineered hardwood seminar this month. You must be flying in a faster airplane than I will be.
Stephen Perrera dba
Top Floor Installation Co.
http://www.tucsonazflooring.com
http://www.floorsavior.com
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#7
(08-02-2013, 11:33 PM)rapidrhrep Wrote:  I have arrived "down under". I have to say that a 14 hour plane trip is not my idea of fun. Everything has gone smooth so far, just making my final preparations for a long two weeks. I will be visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. I will keep posting how the trip is going.

Jason

14 hours? Must have had a tail wind Smile It'll be faster going back, don't worry.

Glad you're adjusting to upside-down land and look forward to catching up. This afternoon, actually...!
The problem with socialism is that you soon run out of other people's money.
- Margaret Thatcher

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#8
It has been a VERY busy week. Started off in Sydney meeting with a VERY large multinational GC and various manufacturer's. It is very interesting to see how common the issues are whether in Australia or the US. The conversations I am having this week are conversations I have had previously, in the US, during the early introduction of F2170. The discussions about manufacturer's needing to have thresholds and give guidance. The discussions that "we never have conditions necessary". It truly is like dejavu. We have also traveled to Brisbane, meeting with contractors, teaching institutions(like our union training), and have held evening sessions with various contractors. Currently, I am in Sydney until Sunday when I will travel to Perth for a couple of days of the same. I also got to meet our forum participant Patrick. Always nice to put a name with a face. For all of you wondering, yes I have had the opportunity to see a kangaroo.Big Grin

Jason
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#9
Still disappointed about the orange jumpsuit ....
The problem with socialism is that you soon run out of other people's money.
- Margaret Thatcher

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#10
The trip sounds very exciting!!!

Patrick comes to the US, Jason goes to Australia, how exciting! Great that you two met along the way!!!
JD Grafton
Concrete Answers for Flooring Problems
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