Dozer Day 2021 At Cabela’s State Line Another Big Success
Updated: Oct 7
Kids Gather To Experience The Thrill Of Operating Heavy Equipment While Raising Money For Local Charities
Post Falls, ID October 4, 2021 - NUCA of Eastern WA & North Idaho in partnership with the Nutter Foundation once again enjoyed a fantastic turnout as they filled the Cabela’s parking lot during their 2nd annual Dozer Day event at Cabela’s Stateline in Post Falls, ID.
Over 2,500 children, parents, grandparents, and members of the community came out to learn about the construction industry and utility community. In addition to putting kids actually on and operating over 25 pieces of heavy equipment including loaders, excavators and compaction rollers, Dozer Day exposed its attendees to activities and displays from our local police, contractors, equipment providers and power company. After touring the SWAT vehicle manned by Post Falls Police Department, kids were able to climb up on the giant tires normally used for heavy off-road machines at the Les Schwab tire crawl followed by a little hammer and nails action at the Inland NW AGC display. Avista joined in the fun with their show stopping electric trailer where an experienced lineman demonstrated the electrifying “Do’s and Don’ts” of how to manage exposure to a downed line or a kite in a tree as well as utilizing their Natural Gas personnel to talk about Natural Gas Safety . As the kids continued to run from station to station collecting their hard hat stickers to complete their scavenger hunt, they were able to slide down the zip line provided by United Rentals Trench Safety as they displayed their trench boxes to educate the community about utilizing shoring while practicing safe excavation.
While a necessary reschedule due to COVID delayed Dozer Day from the standard third weekend in May, the weekend of September 11th and 12th presented an opportunity to have an additional element of patriotism as many of our sponsors displayed American flags in tribute to those lost on 9/11. A highlight of both kids and parents alike was opportunity to climb up on the fully restored British Abbot, model FV433 tank brough by the classic military vehicle collecting club the Spokane Motorpool.
After working up an appetite in the NUCA sponsored bounce house, families were able to enjoy a gourmet grilled sandwich from Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese, a cool sweet treat at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream or a specialty drink from Dutch Bros while they visited the activity booths sponsored by Western States CAT dealer and the local utility councils IEUCC and KCUC. The custom painted WA 811 Call Before You Dig Corvette drew a crowd as well.
NUCA is happy this weekend of family fun was able to get kids excited about the construction industry from an early age get them thinking about pursuing alternate career paths in the skilled labor and trades. After wrapping up the Dozer Day event, NUCA of Eastern WA & North ID is excited to offer financial support once again with donations totaling over $15,000 to multiple non-profits that benefit the children in our area such as Communities in Schools, Children’s Village as well as high school programs such as Coeur d’Alene Key Club, Mead Cheerleading and Post Falls Football. Dozer Day truly is a community event, and we hope to see you all there May of 2022 for more construction themed fun!
For more information on becoming a sponsor of or attending Dozer Day 2022, visit www.ewni.dozerday.org
Thank You To Our Dozer Day 2021 Sponsors
Anarae Design Group Arrow Construction Supply Avista Badger Inc Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cabela's State Line
Canon Hill Industries Champion Concrete CNA Communities in Schools Core & Main Digital Lizard
DP Nicoli Dutch Bros Embers
Gesa Credit Union IEUCC Inland NW AGC
KCUC Krispy Kreme Lance Pounder Excavation
Les Schwab MELTZExtreme Grilled Cheese Modern Machinery Company
Mountainside Oral Implant Norlift / JCB NPL
NUCA East WA & North ID PacWest Machinery, LLC Pape' Machinery, Inc.
PayneWest Peak Machinery/Bobcat Perfection Traffic Control
Piersol Construction Post Falls Police Dept Rock Placing Co Star Rentals Trafficorp United Rentals
Vermeer Western States Williams Pipeline
WM. Winkler Co.
About The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
The national chapter was Founded in 1964 and the local Eastern WA & North ID chapter founded in 2017, the National Utility Contractors associations represents nearly 1,700 U.S. utility and excavation contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who provide the materials and workforce to build and maintain our nation’s intricate network of water, sewer, gas, telecommunications, and electric infrastructure. NUCA of Eastern WA & North ID is found online at www.nucaewni.org and can be followed on Twitter at @NUCAofEWANID. The association’s Twitter hashtags are #WeDigAmerica and #NUCAdigs.
National Utility Contractors Association of Eastern WA & North ID
1971 W Heavenly Star Ct, Post Falls, ID 83854