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Numbers Increase Over Last Year’s Northern Green Expo

(L-R): Luke Berg of Bergs Nursery, Austin, Minn., and RMS Rentals Territory Managers Bob Ciardelli and Jeff Sisk, Savage, Minn., look at the features of this new Takeuchi TL12 track machine.
Ziegler Cat had its “A” game crew on hand. (L-R) are Jeff Dirkes, sales, St. Cloud, Minn.: Brad Sewell, sales manager, Bloomington, Minn.; and Bryce Bintzler, sales, Columbus, Minn., with a Cat 277D with a sectional plow.
Titan Machinery had a very large display area with many product lines featured like this Wacker WL37 articulated loader that caught the eye of Sara Van Meeteren, owner of Stone River Nursery, in Sheldon, Iowa, and Paul Radel, field marketer of Titan Machinery, Rosemount, Minn.
3M Grounds Superintendent Philip Wawra (L) of 3M Center, St. Paul, Minn., looks over this JCB2GT Eco with a stump grinder-mounted attachment with Fairchild Equipment Sales Account Manager Jeff Mesenbrink.
Stonebrooke Equipment has an extensive Truck Equipment line for ice control, plowing and truck equipment needs. (L-R) are Territory Sales Managers Josh Sowada and Matt Pfingsten, Senior Application Specialist Loren Holman and General Manager Mark Holman.
Kubota had a large group of its dealers manning the extensive Kubota product display area. (L-R) are Allan Achram of Arnolds of Kimble; Spencer Kolles of Arnolds of Mankato; Tyler Olson of Olson Power & Equipment; Dan Biesell of Niebur Equipment, Hastings Minn.; booth guest Phil Galliger of Woodbury, Minn.; and Kubota Product Representative Allan Abley.
Nuss Truck & Equipment Minnesota’s Volvo superstore’s Dan McEwen (L), regional sales manager, catches up with his good friend Wes Dunsmore, retired, from Eden Prairie, Minn.
Brad Harson (L) of Coughlin Landscaping, Sioux City, Iowa, and Truck Utilities St. Paul, Minn., Sales Manager Charlie Miller discuss hitch ratings for landscape truck and trailer capacity combinations.
(L-R): Fury Motors of South St. Paul, Minn., had Sales Consultant Mike King; Commercial Truck Equipment Sales Manager Dick Reinick, and Ram Business Link Representative Joel Schlader with a new 2014 Ram 5500 with a heavy-duty Beau Roc contractor body.
Trenchers Plus, Burnsville, Minn., had the new underground line from Toro like this Toro ProSneak 360 with its newest salesman, Nate Rabideaux.
Top Notch Equipment, the Mustang Equipment dealer of Plymouth, Minn., had owner Dustin Breiwick on hand to answer questions on the wide array of landscape equipment, including this Mustang 2200R skid steer.

Seminar rooms were jam-packed as booth sales and overall attendance both increased at this year's Northern Green Expo Sales, which was held Jan. 8 to 10, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The keynote address by John Kennedy provided an energetic boost to attendees and exhibitors.

The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) and Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) extends its gratitude to exhibitors for their ongoing support of Expo.

“The support of our exhibitors and sponsors is vital as we work to provide a first-class program of education, networking and commerce,” said MNLA Executive Director Cassie Larson.

Next year's expo will return to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Jan. 14 to 16, 2015.