ISRI Convention Features Exhibitors, Workshops, Stars

Tue April 23, 2013 - National Edition
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Todd Pemberton (L), president, and Luke Pemberton, vice president, both of Pemberton Inc., told CEG they were having a good show.
Todd Pemberton (L), president, and Luke Pemberton, vice president, both of Pemberton Inc., told CEG they were having a good show.
Todd Pemberton (L), president, and Luke Pemberton, vice president, both of Pemberton Inc., told CEG they were having a good show. Rotobec representatives were on hand to tout the features and benefits of its product lineup. (L-R): Mark McDonell, president of Flagler Construction Equipment; Bob Leavy, senior vice president of Flagler, and Matt Gavin of Penn Jersey Machinery toured the show together. Along with visitors, material handlers populated the Terex Fuchs booth. Ray Ferwerda Jr. (L), president of G. S. Equipment Inc., Tampa, Fla., got a chance to look at the new DRS 60 with Jim DeCaire, product specialist of Kinshofer. The paint scheme should make a real difference. The Caterpillar 3049 is a new product designed specifically for the material handling industry. The new Caterpillar 3059 drew a lot of attention. Pemberton Inc. displayed a good selection of attachments. Getting a chance to operate a virtual machine was a real treat at the Liebherr booth. Liebherr had a strong presence at the ISRI show. Green machines frame the Sennebogen exhibit at ISRI. (L-R): Tom Marks, Orlando branch manager; Jay Stafford; and Ray Ferwerda Jr., president of G. S. Equipment Inc. (the Sennebogen dealer in Florida) manned Sennebogen’s booth. The Caterpillar booth drew a steady stream of visitors during the ISRI show. Genesis displayed a wide selection of its attachments at the show. Visitors kept the Metso booth busy. Demolition contractors were sure to stop by the Allied booth. LaBounty had a sprawling display at ISRI.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) held its annual convention and expo April 9 to 13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The expo featured more than 300 exhibitors, while the convention offered approximately 100 workshop sessions. Both former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour shared the stage at the start of the convention, offering opening remarks. Caterpillar sponsored guest speaker, Tom Brokaw, a former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. Dana Torres, 12-time Olympic gold medalist, also addressed guests.

The event conclude with the family-friendly Closing Night Party, held at Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.