ICUEE 2015 Draws Largest-Ever Crowd

Registrants came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries worldwide.

📅   Thu October 08, 2015 - National Edition
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John DalBianco (L), national sales manager of Prime Tech, and Giorgio Carera, CEO of FAE, have a look at the new PT-175 wood mulcher.
John DalBianco (L), national sales manager of Prime Tech, and Giorgio Carera, CEO of FAE, have a look at the new PT-175 wood mulcher.
John DalBianco (L), national sales manager of Prime Tech, and Giorgio Carera, CEO of FAE, have a look at the new PT-175 wood mulcher. Guests had the chance to inspect Elliott’s E190 E-line, featuring 190 ft. (58 m) working height, 30,000 lb. (13,607 kg) lifting capacity and 1,200 lb. (544 kg) platform capacity. Jim Glazer, president of Elliott Equipment Company, Omaha, Neb., leads the new product press event at ICUEE. Fred Ross, president of Utility 1 Source, Kansas City, Mo., is on hand for the unveiling of the E190, now part of the Utility 1 Source fleet. Brandon Johnson (L), sales, and Lonny Emerson, sales manager, of EZ Spot UR of Fargo, N.D., debut their new products at ICUEE. The double clamp pole jack and the mini pole jack can remove power poles up to 100 ft. (30.48 m) and feature a universal mountin Dave Nelson, sales manager of Loftness Attachments of Hector, Minn., introduces the new Carbide G3 brush cutter mounted on an ASV Posi Track. Ben Carlson of Titan Machinery, Rogers, Minn., poses with the Bron mounted Seppi Midiforst DT brush cutter. Deree E. Bivins, marketing manager of Doosan, Statesville, N.C. with the new product debut at ICUEE 2015. The LSV-8 vertical light tower features a Kubota engine and holds up to 82 hours of fuel. Josh Goodman, Doosan portable products/air products manager, with the new-at-ICUEE truck- or trailer-mounted P185 utility system. Available in a variety of configurations, the Platinum Series portable air compressors are designed to increase productivity, IMT’s Tim Worman, business development manager, Garner, Iowa, presents the Dominator III service body and 12000 truck-mounted telescopic crane. Chris Pokornowski (L), sales manager of Towmaster Trailers, Litchfield, Minn., discusses trailer options his company offers with Brian Harmison of CleanerClays.com, Herndon, Va. Giorgio Carera (L) and Jason Palmer of FAE are on hand to demonstrate the RSL/DT 225 multi-functional processor attachment. This machine will crush asphalt, rocks and other materials up to 11 in. (27.94 cm) in depth. The Big Iron auction crew (L-R) are Ray Becker, promotions manager; Steve Anderson, trainer; and Ronald “Jake” McLain, Eastern regional manager. This Stellar 7621 truck-mounted crane has a magnetic, hand-held control that makes this system easy to use, according to the company. Kirk Uhlenhopp (L), Midwest regional sales manager, Stellar Industries, reviews features of the Stellar 7621 with Jason Milligan of Southeastern Equipment Company, Dublin, Ohio Felling Trailers, Sauk Center, Minn., had a spot right on the ICUEE tram route. Kenny Dedor, sales representative, American Eagle, demonstrates standard and custom-sized drawer systems for both the OEM markets and the retail sector. Gary Weston (L), Missouri area representative, Truck Utilities, Kansas City, Kan., and Paul Capeder, Truck Utilities general manager, stand ready to give information on the DAJ105 Socage aerial lift. Jason LaValley, president and CEO of LaValley Industries, Bemidji, Minn., poses with his pipe handling system. At the Thunder Creek display, company representatives are excited to discuss their equipment. (L-R) are Cole Walker, sales manager; Fred Buser, marketing manager; Luke Van Wyk, general manager. The Terramac booth raised money for the Pat Tillman Foundation by sponsoring a “Cast for a Cause” competition. Savannah Adkins (L) of Terramac hands Evan Guest of SpecSys Co. a rod to cast for the cause. Tillman was a former Army Ranger and NF (L-R): Charlie Clement and John Haskins both of the Davis H. Elliot Co., stop by the Terramac booth to visit with owner Mike Crimaldi and have a look at the Terramac RT14. Ernie Ferguson, tractor loader backhoe specialist of Terex, is proud of the new Terex 840R series of tractor loader backhoes. Chris Ragot (C), chairman of Utility 1 Source, addresses the media at the Utility 1 Source press conference. Fred Ross (C), president of Utility 1 Source, speaks to the media as well as customers at the Utility 1 Source press conference. Viewing the John Deere exhibition area are Mark (L) and John Grimmer of Grimmer Construction Inc., Highland, Ind., who own more than a dozen Deere machines. Ready to test this Case 210D excavator is Jared Fisher (L) of City Utilities, Springfield, Mo. Neil Detra of Case Construction goes over some operating instructions with him. The Vacuworx RC 10H in action at the 2015 ICUEE show. (L-R) are Bob Meeker, Tom Viskniskki and Richard Miltenberger, all of Sullivan Palatek, welcoming Patrick Kern and David Spellerberg, both of Progressive Power and Control. CK Power ownership and managers tour the outside exhibit area at the ICUEE show. (L-R) are Clayton Costello, Bill Huffstutler, Bob Balsat, John Costello, president, CK Power, J.J. Costello and Clark Costello. (L-R): Thomas Romine tests out this Grove GHC-55 crane brought to the ICUEE show by Walter Payton Power Equipment. Manitowoc rep Mike Herbert and Colten Hedinger look on. At the outdoor equipment display, Dennis Wierzbicki (R), Ditch Witch president, set an optimistic tone as he addressed media representatives regarding the company’s vision and overall prospects for the industry going forward. Robby Stannard (L) and Paul Carter (R) of American Utility were impressed with what they learned about the Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler from Joe Smith Jr., of Ditch Witch. Jonathan Phillips (R) of Gorilla Hammers shows this machine to Robert Mitchell of Dunk Energy, Terre Haute, Ind. Andrea Latham of Keystone Engineering was on hand to discuss the company’s line of milling and recycling attachments. Dano Rivas of Road Widener borrowed equipment from the company’s local dealer, Construction Machinery Company LLC, to display the company’s skid steer attachment for aggregate dispersing needs. (L-R): Cannon Truck Equipment’s John Willerer, James Brown and Ed Tryszczla came in from Shelby Township, Mich., to check out the truck they had on display at the Time Manufacturing Versalift booth. Hugh Gordon of Company Wrench was on hand to discuss the company’s many equipment-based solutions for utility & construction contractors. Joe Cook (L) and Denny Caldwell of Pro-Tec Trenching & Shoring Equipment attended the show to take in the latest equipment innovations. Mike Dembe showcased the Camso TLH 792S solid tire for telehandlers. At Bandit Industries’ outdoor display, (L-R) are Colleen Hall, Gene Bridges, Ed Woods and Scott Woods. They dodged the raindrops to speak with attendees about the company’s 72FM skid steer mulcher head and other land clearing and material proc (L-R): Bob Candee, Kyle Schofield and Mark Ferguson presented Fecon’s many land-clearing and material-processing machines at the show. (L-R): Jim Brown of Omaha Standard joins Deron Chapman of Baker Truck Equipment, Brian Heffron of Palfinger and Tracy Roy of Baker Truck Equipment to discuss the PSC 6025 service crane equipped with a personnel basket mounted on a Pal Pro 43. John Klutarich (L) and Jamie Stephenson of Rayco introduce the 90-ft. (27.43 m) track-mounted tree trimmer, explaining it’s so new, the company has yet to give the machine a model name. Rafael Nunez (L), backhoe product manager of JCB, provides information on the new, economical JCB 3CX compact tractor loader backhoe to Ed King of Hacker Plumbing and Drilling, Vincemes, Ind. As well as a variety of snow and ice control equipment, Dave Zelis of Buyers Products had a variety of truck mounting toolboxes on display at the show. The crew from HDD Broker are ready to speak with attendees about their brokerage services and extensive listings of used horizontal directional drills, mud mixing systems, recycling systems, pumps, plows, trenchers, trucks and trailers. Ernie Rebicek (L) and Brad Stemper didn’t let rain get in the way of talking about the new Case CX210D Tier IV final excavator. At the Hyundai outdoor equipment display and demo area, Jane Wu demonstrates the equipment skill challenge on a Hyundai 80 CR-9A mini excavator. Meredith Newman (L) of Newman Tractor joined Okada’s Michael Meehan to discuss their line of hydraulic breakers. (L-R): Morooka’s Curt Unger, Chip Bukoski and Kenneth Byrd had plenty of equipment on display at their outdoor booth. Mathew McLean, GPE products manager of Volvo, demonstrates the new cab features of the EC140E excavator. Visitors attend a live demonstration of the Ditch Witch horizontal boring system. The crew from Indexator Rototilt shows how this attachment system could turn your excavator into a Swiss army knife. One attendee tests his skill on the compact excavator from New Holland. MB crushers are hard at work in the ICUEE demo area, processing recyclable materials. Representatives of Deutz display their latest diesel engines at ICUEE. Mike Walters (L) of Team Fishel, a utility contracting company, and Casey Reed of MB Crushing inspects the MB skid steer material-processing attachment. The Cat 420F series tractor loader backhoe shined in the rain-soaked demonstration area. ATT Horizontal Boring conducts live boring demonstrations.

ICUEE 2015, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, set a show record as the largest ever with more than 18,000 registered attendees and surpassing the last show by 13 percent.

ICUEE 2015 was held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Registrants came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries worldwide.

The 2015 show set records for exhibit space and number of exhibitors. More than 950 exhibitors, including more than 250 companies new to the show, took more than 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space to showcase their latest equipment and product innovations and conduct numerous live demonstrations and hands-on opportunities.

“This is our most comprehensive ICUEE ever, and there has been tremendous enthusiasm and interaction among attendees and exhibitors from day one, when the official Kentucky Derby bugler opened the show,” said Sara Truesdale Mooney, show director.

“Attendees are finding more companies, product innovations and product demos—plus quality networking with industry experts and peers that really increases the value of the show,” said Mooney.

ICUEE also is known as “The Demo Expo” and is the largest event for the utility industry, owned and produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

New Features Enhance Experience

• New Heroes Day (last day of show) to recognize the importance of utility professionals and salute military vererans with a benefit auction and other events;

• New ICUEE Benefit Auction aimed at connecting military veterans with quality jobs, including in the utility/construction industry, with all auction proceeds going to The Call of Duty Endowment;

• New Young Professionals networking event bringing together up-and-coming industry leaders to share ideas and build relationships for the future;

• New Demo Derby app game and new Pedometer Challenge to enhance the show experience and networking, and help connect exhibitors and attendees; and

• Improved transportation upgrades, more places to relax and recharge and more information and assistance to make it easier to get around at the show.

Hands-On Demos, Quality Industry Education

New to the show floor, the AGC Technology & Business Solutions pavilion and China exhibits pavilion joined fleet management, green utility and iP safety pavilions. The Ride & Drive test track (for on-road equipment and technologies) and indoor Demo Stage complemented the extensive in-booth exhibitor product demos.

ICUEE 2015 education focused on a broad scope of topics inspired by the industry’s hottest topics and presented by industry experts.

Industry groups delivering education at ICUEE 2015:

• Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

• Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)

• Common Ground Alliance (CGA)

• Incident Prevention (iP)/Utility Business Media

National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)

• North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

• Underground Construction Technology (UCT)