General Equipment & Supplies Inc. and General Aggregate Equipment Sales ULC held their triennial Aggregate Expo at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, N.D., March 5 and 6, with more than 420 customers in attendance. The two-day event featured educational sessions and an aggregate and construction trade show representing nearly 50 vendors.
"This event really is about educating and appreciating our customers, and showcasing equipment," said President and CEO Jon Shilling. "It was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of our team. It takes months of planning and dedication to put this on throughout the two days. We love that our customers look forward to this event and trust us to provide the best education and experience possible."
In addition, an outdoor display in the hotel parking lot featured more than 70 pieces of aggregate and support equipment.
Topics covered at the educational sessions included but were not limited to the following:
- Crusher wear parts, crusher profiles & wear analysis
- Control innovations: power/control vans/electrical switchgear options, power factor correction
- Advanced crushing for today's tough specs: quality control
- Tricks to making spec-bearing cone crushers & VSIs
- Recycling and riprap: jaw crushers, impactor plants, rip rap plants
- ORLACO 360 vision solutions specifically designed for heavy equipment
- Tracked plants: screens, crushers, conveyors and T-Link telematics
- Generator basics and superior material handling: conveyors, truck unloaders, portable conveying innovations and conveyor components innovation
- Wheel loaders: V-cycle and load and carry best practices
Breakfast and lunch also were served both days, with a social event in the evening of March 5. Door prizes included a Drone Propeller package, a Blackstone griddle with cover and accessories, and a Yeti cooler filled with local beer, vodka, cups and koozies.
The U.S. and Canadian flags fly at the outdoor display.
(L-R): Jeff Kurtz, regional sales manager of Hensley and Steve Berdan and Jon Shilling of General Equipment & Supplies, receive an Excellence Award.
A salesman takes the Komastu virtual reality “Dirt Digger Challenge,” which was a big hit with attendees.
Customers attend an educational session.
Customers visit the expo booths between educational sessions.
Guests attend a Major Wire screen class in an outdoor tent.
More than 70 pieces of aggregate and support equipment were featured in the display in the hotel parking lot.
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