Enthusiasts Attend Annual HCEA Convention in Bowling Green, Ohio

The event is held annually at a different location in the United States or Canada and brings together members, exhibitors, merchandise retailers.

📅   Wed October 05, 2016 - National Edition


The operators of several working models of antique cranes wait out the rain for an opportunity to show their stuff.
The operators of several working models of antique cranes wait out the rain for an opportunity to show their stuff.
The operators of several working models of antique cranes wait out the rain for an opportunity to show their stuff. In from western Pennsylvania, Walt Garrison (L) of Cranberry Township and Jack Kaltenbaugh of Butler admire a 1953 Cat HTC4, similar to one Kaltenbaugh used to operate on the job. Todd (L) and Mitch Warncke, local Ohio antique construction equipment fans,  came by to see all of the used machines on display. John Egnatz (L) of Chicago-based International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and Brian Chestner of Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair hope for an opportunity to put this 1942 Manitowoc 3500 through its paces.

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) held its convention and old equipment exposition at the association's National Construction Equipment Museum, located at 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio, on Sept. 16 to 18. The event is held annually at a different location in the United States or Canada and brings together members, exhibitors, merchandise retailers and a wide range of restored antique construction equipment on display and at work.