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Bonnell Industries Hosts Biannual Equipment Expo

Wed June 28, 2017 - Midwest Edition #13
Construction Equipment Guide

John Reese (L), Hiniker snow plows, and JR Carlson, retiree of Bonnell Industries Inc., catch up at the event.
John Reese (L), Hiniker snow plows, and JR Carlson, retiree of Bonnell Industries Inc., catch up at the event.
John Reese (L), Hiniker snow plows, and JR Carlson, retiree of Bonnell Industries Inc., catch up at the event. 
Greg Sunila (L), The Knapheide Manufacturing Co., talks with Dan Saxten, Rod Baker Ford.
(L-R): Paul Beuth and Dave Heslop, both of Seward Township, ask questions about the Western contractor grade wideout plow to Joe Dewall, Western Snow Plows. 
(L-R): Scott Schweda, city of McHenry; Jason Rumohr, Engine Power; and Matt Rogers, city of McHenry, discuss Kubota engines. 
Dave Bickett of Hotsy Equipment demonstrates pressure washers at the equipment expo. 
Tyler Templeton of Turfteq attended the event. (L-R): Rich Bieschke, Waddams Township, stops at the Stucchi USA booth to visit with Dennis Budnik and Boone Powell, both of Stucchi USA. 
Jessica Bonnell, marketing director, Bonnell Industries Inc., welcomes Mike Lesperance of Nunda Township to the equipment expo. 
Kevin Burris, district sales manager, Bucyrus Blades, discusses the company’s product line.
Mike Pagakis, CIT Trucks, answers questions about the company’s truck lines.
Lee Berndt (L) and Jason Galus, both of Homer Township Highway Department, look over the NorAm 65 grader equipped with a Bonnell Industries windrow eliminator.
Joe Bonnell (R), president of Bonnell Industries Inc., welcomes Eric Alvarez (L), Hyva Corporation, and Scott Kleman, Champion Hoist & Equipment, to the equipment expo.
Guests stop by the Lincoln Electric demonstration booth.
The Ferri Manufacturing booth attracts attention. 
Jim Knauer (C), Elizabeth Township, learns more about the hot patch heater manufactured by Five D Industries from Stu Lemke (L) and Sheila Pudelko, both of Five D industries LLC.

Bonnell Industries hosted its biannual equipment expo on June 7 to 8 at its facility in Dixon, Ill., on 1385 Franklin Grove Road. Bonnell's Expo brought in just under 1,000 people to enjoy the event, and 40 exhibitors attended to display their products. These expos are held to introduce customers to Bonnell's vendors and their new product advancements and the Bonnell Equipment staff was more than willing to help.

Fey's BBQ from Sandwich, Ill., caters every Expo Bonnell Industries has hosted and will continue to do so in the future.

“At Bonnell Equipment Expo, we get to enjoy a great BBQ, but most of all we look forward to bonding and fellowship with our customers and vendors,” said Joe Bonnell, company president.

The next Bonnell Equipment Expo will be held in June of 2019.

For more information, call 815/284-3819 or visit


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