January 13th, 2016


Wednesday 13th, January 2016

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

The Heavy Haul Trailer Market

Topic: Jeff Ingels, VP of Business Development at XL Specialized Trailers in Manchester, Iowa, will discuss the heavy haul trailer market, different markets, types of trailers and different laws in different states. The main focus of XL Specialized Trailers is building customized trailers for the heavy haul market - Oversized, Over Width, Over Height, Over Length and Overweight Freight.

Speaker: Mr. Jeff Ingels grew up on a farm in Northeast Iowa. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He worked at United Farm Tools in Oelwein, Ia. for 5 years after College as a design engineer making farm equipment and Hobson Mould Works for 1 year as a design engineer designing molds for plastic blow molding. He began working at XL Specialized Trailers in 1999 as a design engineer. He became Chief Engineer shortly after starting and then Vice President of Engineering in 2012 and VP of Business Development in 2014. He and his wife Allison have three boys between the ages of 10 to16.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: Fettuccine Carbornara Chicken

Price: $18.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 11 January 2016. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”