City of West Columbia Sends Three Competitors for National Public Works Week Regional Backhoe Rodeo

By May 24, 2018 Good News

City of West Columbia Sends Three Competitors for National Public Works Week Regional Backhoe Rodeo

West Columbia, SC (May 24, 2018 at 3:10 PM) – The City of West Columbia is sending the top three competitors from Monday’s Backhoe Rodeo competition to the Midlands Regional Competition at the City of Columbia Public Works Facility, 2910 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC, on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 10 AM. Chris Cranford (1st Place) , Ashton Miles (2nd Place), and Derek Cothran (3rd Place) from the Water/Sewer Division will represent the City of West Columbia.

The Backhoe Rodeo competition is in celebration of Public Works Week. Over 20 Municipal and County employees from around the region will compete Friday to demonstrate accuracy and precision skills with the use of a backhoe.

Pictured below are the winners of the West Columbia competition.

The City of West Columbia is situated along eight miles of the beautiful lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers. Known for being friendly, welcoming and affordable, the city also has top-level schools and a myriad of dining and shopping options, as well as exemplary health care options that are within a three-mile radius. The area is ideal for commerce, thanks to its business-friendly attitude, low taxes and utility rates. The City is concentrating on economic development and is eager to attract business start-ups and/or relocations. Additionally, major interstates, highways, the airport, and Columbia are just minutes away. When it comes to recreation, West Columbia offers kayaking, canoeing, tubing, parks, waterfront concerts, 8.5 miles of walking and biking trails, and much more, including access to the renowned Riverbanks Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Waterfall Junction. More information is available at www.westcolumbiasc.gov.

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