APCA 2024 Mid-Year Meeting

Industry Education • Premium Networking • Great Times! 2024 MID-YEAR MEETING Grand Hyatt Nashville • Nashville, TN October 2 - 5, 2024

Consider the Grand Hyatt Nashville your launchpad for urban exploring, from the legendary recording studios of Music Row to the trendy boutiques and restaurants of The Gulch. Nashville was ranked the #1 Best Leisure Destination in the United State by Global Traveler in May 2024. Within walking distance of the hotel are the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Grand Ole Opry, historic Ryman Auditorium, and Lower Broadway, an eclectic section of Broadway that is home to a variety of fun restaurants and retailers. Entertainment & Attractions If cities had a soundtrack, Nashville’s would be like no other. It would be a mix of music’s past, present, and future with cuts of country, bluegrass, rock, pop, Americana, gospel, classical, jazz, and blues, all blending and overlapping in perfect harmony. While you can find almost any genre of music at a variety of venues around town, Nashville is, of course, the Country Music Capital of the World. There’s the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville’s Music Mile, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, General Jackson Showboat on the Cumberland River, and the many honky tonks on Lower Broadway, where you can find free live music 365 days a year. You can also check out the Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, BB King’s Blues Club & Restaurant, the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville’s best-loved live music venue featuring up-and-coming as well as hit songwriters in an intimate setting, and a host of other fascinating venues. Other Nashville attractions include the Nashville Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville Zoo, Tennessee State Museum, Frist Art Museum, Belle Meade Plantation, Jack Daniel Distillery (the oldest registered distillery in the U.S.), the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Hermitage Museum, home of President Andrew Jackson. Epic Food Scene Nashville was ranked the #6 Best Food Destination in the United State by Trip Advisor in January 2024. Nashville’s dining scene is exploding thanks to a combination of chef-driven restaurants and classic dining spots offering up hot chicken, barbecue, and meat & three fare. Discover the spots that put Nashville on the map as a culinary destination. Taste the Heat: Hot Chicken is a Nashville original, invented by a scorned lover seeking revenge nearly 100 years ago and first served at the famed Prince’s Hot Chicken. Today, the fried chicken dish doused in fiery spices and served on a bed of white bread with a pickle can be found at restaurants throughout the city, with heat levels ranging from mild to XXX Hot. Smoked Goodness: Tennessee is known for its low-and-slow barbecue, and Nashville is no exception. Check out the different spins on the dish at joints throughout the city. What You Crave: A Meat & Three meal is southern food at its best. Choose a delicious meat dish, accompanied by three mouthwatering sides. Don’t forget a sweet tea and slice of pie to round out the meal! Things to Do in Nashville

Home of the 2024 APCA Mid-Year Meeting, the Grand Hyatt Nashville puts you in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of The Gulch and Midtown. This 591-room luxury hotel is right on Broadway and features one of the highest outdoor rooftop bars in Music City, a 5th floor pool deck that overlooks downtown, a fabulous spa, and an array of food and beverage experiences. Rooms & Suites. Relax and unwind in one of the 591 upscale hotel rooms, including 53 suites, during your stay in downtown Nashville. The luxury rooms and suites feature gorgeous hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of natural light, 55-inch flat-screen TVs, and upscale bath amenities. Food & Beverage Experiences. Take your pick from incredible dining establishments featuring local fare. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Nashville Grange is on the lobby level and features incredible views of the city and a “Tennessee to table” menu that offers unique southern flavors with a modern twist. Inspired by legendary Louisville & Nashville rail lines that passed directly through the hotel site, the rooftop Lou/ Na features indoor and outdoor seating, entertainment, and breathtaking views of Nashville and beyond. Aurum elevates the lobby lounge experience and is the ideally located on the lobby level. Solstice offers indoor and outdoor poolside food and beverage service on the fifth floor Lifestyle Level. Hummingbird Coffee Market is a convenient stop to recharge and refresh with coffee from a local roaster and delicious grab-n-go items throughout the day. R+R Wellness: A Luxury Spa to Lift You Up. Paying homage to the charming culture of Nashville Yards and its railroad region, R+R stands for Recharge and Replenish. Amidst the vibrant energy of Music City, the luxury spa serves as an invitation to slow down and breathe in the moment. You can embark on two distinct journeys: a time-bound recharge or a deep replenishing experience designed to nurture your mind, body and spirit. The spa offers massage, skincare, hydrafacials, Wellsystem touchless wave massage, and much more. Outdoor Pool. On the hotel’s 5th floor Lifestyle Level, enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool or lounge on the sundeck featuring panoramic views of downtown Nashville. And you can grab a beverage or a nosh at the Solstice poolside restaurant. 24-Hour Fitness Center. The fitness center, also on the 5th floor, is complete with weight equipment, cardio machines, and two Pelotons, each with dual-sided pedals with SPD clips with toe cage. Grand Hyatt Nashville: An Upscale Downtown Retreat Details Getting There: All major airlines fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 8 miles from the Grand Hyatt Nashville. Driving Directions from the Airport: Follow Terminal Drive 2.0 miles to I-40 W. Follow I-40 W 5.3 miles to 2nd Avenue S. Take exit 210C from I-40 W. Turn right onto 2nd Ave S the take an immediate left at the 2nd cross street onto Ash St. Travel 0.2 miles and turn right onto Lafayette St. Travel 0.4 miles to the roundabout. Take the second exit on the roundabout onto 8th Ave. S. The hotel will be on the left. Weather: The average high temperature for Nashville in early October is around 75 degrees, and the average low is 53. What to Wear: APCA meetings are largely business casual. For men, that includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or polo, and loafers or dress shoes. For women, that includes dress, skirt or slacks, and a blouse or nice top. At the evening events—Wednesday’s Welcome Reception & Dinner and Friday’s Farewell Dinner—people get a little dressier. Some men wear sport coats.

Wednesday, October 2 8 am - 4 pm Leadership Development Program: Executive Communication Communicating has become very challenging these days. We have moved away from face-to-face meetings and toward virtual, but even though we have more ways to send messages than ever before, we are still being misunderstood. This session will help you understand how to be more effective communicating with those around you. We will break down the elements of communication and discuss the pros and cons of the various methods we have available to communicate with others. We will consider how personality style and approach can influence how effective we can be. We will also carve out some time to talk about “Executive Presence” and how to manage meetings and presentations more effectively. This session will give you the tools you will need to become a more effective executive communicator. $500 per person includes all educational materials, professional instructor, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday. 12:30 - 5 pm Board of Directors Meeting Includes lunch. Open to APCA Board of Directors only. 6:30 - 7:30 pm APCA Welcome Reception Come enjoy a beverage with fellow APCA members. 7:30 - 9:30 pm Welcome Dinner APCA President Roy Weaver welcomes fellow APCA members to Nashville and the 2024 APCA Mid-Year Meeting at this casual dinner. Catch up with friends and colleagues, old and new, while enjoying delicious food, cool beverages, and some Nashville music. Thursday, October 3 8 - 9 am Member & Spouse Breakfast Everyone is invited to this tasty breakfast. 9 - 10:15 am Opening General Session: Countdown to Safety with Astronaut Colonel Mike Mullane In his program, Countdown to Safety, Astronaut Mike Mullane delivers a powerful message on the individual’s role in keeping themselves and their teams safe in hazardous environments. He reinforces the safety message in this fast-paced, hard-hitting talk with rarely seen NASA video and slides. Mullane introduces the subject of safety by recounting his own near-death experience in a fighter jet when he failed to speak up about an unsafe situation. He assumed another crewmember with more flying time “knew best” about the safety of their operations. At a critical moment in a hazardous operation, Mullane surrendered his responsibility for safety to someone else and became a “safety passenger.” The result was his (and the pilot’s) narrow escape while ejecting from the crashing jet. Mullane also discusses the dangerous phenomenon Normalization of Deviance, using the space shuttle Challenger disaster to define the term, its safety consequences, and how individuals and teams can defend themselves from the phenomenon. Upon graduating from West Point in 1967, Mullane was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force., and as a Weapon Systems Operator aboard RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. In 1978, he was selected as a Mission Specialist in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions and logged 356 hours in space aboard the Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990. Mullane was inducted the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, and the NASA Space Flight Medal. Since his retirement, he has been an author, television host, and professional speaker. 10:30 am - Noon Government & Industry Relations Panel Led by the APCA Government Affairs team Jaime Steve and Zack Perconti and the APCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to the pipeline construction industry. All APCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! 12:30 - 4:30 pm Bad Axe Afternoon: Axe Throwing & BBQ Lunch Believe it or not, everybody can throw an axe! From ages 8 to 80, axe throwing is a great activity for everyone. Don’t worry, Bad Axe coaches will show you the ropes when you get there. This unforgettable afternoon includes a delicious BBQ lunch with pulled pork, southern fried chicken, mac & cheese, green beans, salad, and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. $160 per person includes, transportation, axe throwing, BBQ lunch, nonalcoholic beverages, taxes, and gratuities Schedule of Events

6:30 pm Free Night Yes, it’s the birthplace of Nashville hot chicken. Yes, it’s easy to find biscuits and barbecue by the bucket full. And yes, there’s more country music (and bachelorette parties) than you can shake a stick at. But with roots set in decades of Southern cooking meshed with the influence of immigrants from the far reaches of the globe, Nashville has quickly furthered its restaurant repertoire with a variety of noteworthy spots that are far from basic. To help select a spot for dinner on the free night, we suggest you visit Eater 38, a guide to the best restaurants in Nashville and the answer to: “Where should we eat in Nashville?” This essential group of restaurants covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfies virtually all dining needs, from a reliable quick bite to a special occasion dinner worth the splurge. The list is updated quarterly and can be accessed at https://nashville.eater.com/maps/best-nashville-restaurants-3. Friday, October 4 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast Open to all attendees. 8:30 - 9:15 am APCA Associate Member Meeting APCA’s Associate members hold a roundtable discussion on topics that affect manufacturers and suppliers in the pipeline construction industry. 9:30 - 10:30 am Introduction to the Learning Alliance, the APCA Training Standard and DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program In April 2024, the APCA Board of Directors formed a Training and Workforce Development Task Force to develop and deliver an APCA training standard for APCA Regular members to adopt. The task force selected the Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC) as a partner to develop an APCA training standard. LAC is currently developing a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program for welders and pipefitters with an expected approval date sometime in July. The partnership will allow APCA Regular members to help shape a DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program for our industry tailored to merit shop pipeline contractors. APCA will adopt the curriculum from this program as our training standard. In addition to a DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program for welders and pipefitters, LAC also has a DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program for Heavy Equipment Operators. By expanding our training standard to include these types of apprenticeship programs, APCA is giving its members the training tools needed to compete for government-funded projects that require bidders to participate in DOL Registered Apprenticeship Programs. This session will introduce APCA members to the Learning Alliance Corporation and illustrate to members the benefits of participating in a DOL Registered Apprenticeship Program. In addition, LAC can help APCA Regular members recruit and train new workers using returning veterans and minorities. Regular members will learn how LAC can help them navigate Davis-Bacon requirements on federally funded jobs while receiving tax credits for hiring returning veterans and minorities. 10:45 am - Noon APCA Regular Member Meeting with Greg Guidry Open to APCA Regular (Contractor) members only. The meeting is a fast-paced and frank discussion on the current state of the merit shop pipeline construction industry. Greg Guidry, a labor attorney with years of experience representing employers in the merit shop pipeline construction industry, will update Regular members on significant labor and employment law developments in recent months as well as union activity. The discussion will also include practical tips for dealing with these developments, where appropriate. 12:30 - 5 pm Belle Meade Plantation Tour & Bourbon Tasting w/ Barbecue Lunch Belle Meade began in 1807 with a log cabin and 250 acres. Over time, with the dedication of the Harding and Jackson families and the hard-working laborers who lived there before and after emancipation, this site became one of the largest thoroughbred horse farms in the South. Enjoy a guided tour through both floors of the fully furnished 1853 Greek Revival Mansion, including access to the grounds and outbuildings, outdoor game court, walking trail, and gift shops. You will also enjoy a private tasting featuring Belle Meade Bourbon. Steeped in rich Tennessee Whiskey history, the lore and facts of the famed Belle Meade Bourbon will be discovered and experienced while crafting your own mini cocktails. Lunch will include hickory smoked pork, mac & cheese, baked beans, cornbread flapjacks, the famous Belle Meade Barbecue Sauce, cobbler, and more. $140 per person includes transportation, mansion tour, lunch, bourbon tasting, taxes and gratuities. 7:30 - 10 pm APCA Farewell Dinner To register, complete the form on the back page and email to: registration@americanpipeline.org Join the group Summit Ballroom Foyer for cocktails followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Summit Ballroom. APCA President Roy Weaver, Weaver LLC, will deliver his state of the association/ industry address. The evening will conclude with live music & dancing.

Office Use Only Date In_ _________________ Amount In_ ______________ Confirm__________________ 2024 Mid-Year Meeting Registration October 2 - 5, 2024 Grand Hyatt Nashville Nashville, Tennessee Registrant Information Register no more than one couple per page 1. Registrant’s Name Badge Name 2. Spouse/Guest Name Badge Name 3. Youth 1 Name Age Badge Name 4. Youth 2 Name Age Badge Name Company Title Street Address City State ZIP Phone Cell Email Registration Info • Email this registration form to registration@ americanpipeline.org OR • Mail this registration form with payment to: APCA PO Box 638 Churchton, MD 20733 Registration Fees All attendees must be registered Questions? (703) 212-7745 Room Type p Deluxe Guest Room $359 | p King Bed p 2 Queen Beds Room rates are subject to taxes and resort fees. Early departures will result in an early departure fee. Hotel Registration Credit card is required to reserve rooms. This is a separately charged item. Card Type: p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Check-in Date Check-out Date APCA Payment must accompany this registration in the form of a check or credit card. Payment must be received by August 31, 2024, for early discount. p Check Please make payable to APCA p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Credit Card Billing Address p I’m a First-time Convention Attendee Registration Category By 8/31/24 After 8/31/24 Subtotal Owner/Employee Member $750 $900 Spouse/Guest $500 $650 Youth under 10 $0 $0 Youth 10 -18 $350 $450 Optional Activities Please enter registrant’s number (1-4) from above Fees Registrant # Leadership Development Program (Wed., 8 am - 4 pm) $500 Axe Throwing & BBQ Lunch (Thurs., 12:30 - 4:30 pm) $160 Belle Meade Plantation Tour (Fri., 12 - 4 pm) $140 Total Fees