Iowa LICA Sponsors Midwest Construction Expo, Field Day

Thu September 26, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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Mitch Sieren of Lyle Earthworks, Keota, Iowa, checks out this JCB 526 telehandler from Rueters, Des Moines, Iowa.
Mitch Sieren of Lyle Earthworks, Keota, Iowa, checks out this JCB 526 telehandler from Rueters, Des Moines, Iowa.
Mitch Sieren of Lyle Earthworks, Keota, Iowa, checks out this JCB 526 telehandler from Rueters, Des Moines, Iowa. Owners Dick Kimm (L) and Larry Holmes of Midwest Trailers Plus had many large equipment trailers on hand like this 855C construction trailer hauling an ICON 10 cu. yd. (7.6 cu m) scraper. Mid Country Machinery, Fort Dodge, Iowa, owner Mark Swedlund meets and greets attendees of the Midwest Construction Expo. Murphy Tractor, Des Moines, Iowa, was at the show in force with (L-R) Branch Manager Mitch Yeager, Rental Manager Ron Mund, Territory Sales Manager Marcus Thompson and Territory Sales Manager Daryl Menninga. Emma Thye and her father Mike Thye of Needham Excavating and Landscaping, Melbourne, Iowa, take a ride in a 25-ton (22.6-t) Cat 725 provided by Altorfer CAT of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Titan Machinery had a nice demo area with (L-R) Field Marketers Mike Misner of Omaha Neb., Mike Hoffman of Sioux City, Iowa, and Aaron Flynn, store manager of the Davenport, Iowa, location with a Case 580 SuperN. There was more than 100 pieces of construction machinery on site.

The 2013 Midwest Construction Expo and Field Day, which was sponsored by the Iowa Land Improvement Contractor’s Association, was held at the Iowa LICA Farm east of Melbourne, Iowa on July 31 and Aug. 1.

More than 700 visitors came to the expo over the two day period. This is the largest display of working equipment, materials, and service providers in the state. All the major machinery dealers and others who provide services and materials to contractors who do land improvement work in the state were there.

There was more than 100 pieces of construction machinery on site. Tiling machines, dozers, backhoes, scrapers, excavators, seeders, mini-excavators, skid loaders, etc. Many of the machines were run by GPS. This year the main work was moving dirt for a wetland portion of the deep water pond that will be finished in the next few years. A septic system also was installed and contractors received CEU credits for attending a class on installation of septic systems.