ECA, a distributor of foundation construction equipment, kicked the event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, off with a cocktail reception at the Heinz History Center amid symbols of Pittsburgh's rich industrial heritage. Guests were then shuttled to the Omni William Penn Hotel for a formal sit-down dinner and dancing.
Highlights of the celebratory event included a talk and slideshow presentation by CEO Roy Kern with photos and stories from the firm's history; a few words from Roy's father Al whom served as CEO from 1965 to 1999; comments from president and long-time employee Ben Dutton; and the presentation of engraved platters commemorating 100 years of business to the Kern family by vice president of Sales & Marketing Jeff Harmston and marketing manager Kelly Simon.
"ECA's 100-year anniversary wouldn't have been possible without the commitment of our loyal customers, dedication of our team, and the support of our families over the past century," said Harmston. "Bringing everyone together to celebrate our mutual accomplishment was incredibly meaningful to all of us at ECA."