Chuck Rentfro (L) and Jeff Brown were stationed in Caterpillar’s indoor exhibit to discuss their new line up of equipment.
The 2010 GIE+EXPO was held from Oct. 28 to 30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. This year Hardscape North America joined the show, offering attendees an opportunity to go to two shows at once.
Billed as the largest of its kind and drawing approximately 17,000 industry professionals, the show presented the latest in construction and landscape equipment as well as new products, supplies and services for general contractors, landscapers, golf course superintendents, municipalities and parks & recreation professionals.
Equipment, products and services were displayed by the 500 exhibiting companies that covered approximately 500,000 sq. ft. inside the Kentucky Exposition Center. In the area outside, nearly 100 equipment companies presented live demonstrations and held equipment rodeos where attendees had an opportunity to try out the equipment for themselves. Inside, the new products arena and the high-performance pavilion attracted a good deal of attention.
Many equipment companies used the show to unveil new products and innovations. Caterpillar presented its new Cat B3 Series skid steer loaders and Cat 3.5 — 5.5 ton D series mini hydraulic excavators in action in the outdoor demo area and Case displayed its new N Series loader backhoes for the first time in a public setting.
The show also featured workshops, seminars and conferences providing education and certification for lawn and landscape professionals and installers.
In addition to all of the equipment and educational sessions, the show also featured entertainment by country stars Neal McCoy, Candy Coburn, Heidi Newfield and the country duo Aly’an.