LICA Hosts First Nebraska Construction Expo & Field Day

Fri August 15, 2014 - Midwest Edition

Attendees of the first annual LICA Nebraska Construction Expo & Field Day register and pick up their badges.
Attendees of the first annual LICA Nebraska Construction Expo & Field Day register and pick up their badges.
Attendees of the first annual LICA Nebraska Construction Expo & Field Day register and pick up their badges. (L-R): The NCS Equipment booth had Terex Regional Manager Tom Haroldson; Mitch Hahn, Bertrand, Neb.; Ben Zegers, Lincoln, Neb.; and Devin Benson, Bertrand, Neb., with a Terex PT 75 compact track loader. Under the large tent were many exhibitors like Big Iron Auction company, represented by District Managers Mark Miller (L) and Kurt Kircher. NMC CAT and Sitech show attendees a Sitech Trimble GPS grading system on a Cat 2890 track loader. Derek Drew (L) of Sitech Omaha shows how the Trimble dual GPS 605900 system works on this Cat D6T dozer to Camden Excavating Owner John Camden of Blair, Neb. (L-R): Patty Hooker, Linda Pruss, Patti McArdle, Jerry Biuso (National LICA CEO), Casey Pruss, and Nancy Dvorak represent LICA at the expo. Adam Lind (L) of Samuelson Land Leveling, Holdredge, Neb., shakes hands with his favorite Murphy Tractor Product Specialist Kirk Bender of the Murphy Tractor Lincoln location in front of this John Deere 333E CTL. Murphy Tractor and Topcon specialists show attendees the features of GPS grading system on this John Deere 700K dozer. Equipment like this Komatsu D65EX dozer was run through the massive demo areas to give contractors a feel for how they operate. (L-R) Wyatt Kreifels, Bob Taft and Callie Rademacher have a great time together checking out all of the big equipment on site like this Komatsu 61 PXi  dozer. (L-R) Celebrating 50 years, Rexco Equipment shows attendees its extensive equipment lines with Galen Harvey, service manager; Casey Smith, general manager; Kelly Smith, territory manager; Tom Nugent, president; and Rod Osterhout, regional manager of Link- Underground tiling demos were scheduled throughout the event for attendees to get some great hands-on equipment operation. Titan Machinery’s Josh Johnson (L), out of the Lincoln, Neb., location with Loren Neujahr of Neujahr Farms out of Waverly, Iowa, inside a Case CX 210C excavator. (L-R): The Titan Machinery crew, Ed Lahmann, product support, Lincoln, Neb.; Gary Groteluschen, field marketer, Omaha, Neb.; Mike Misner, field marketer, Omaha, Neb.; Steve Gosch, field marketer, Omaha, Neb.; and Titan Machinery Leica Specialist Darren Br

The first annual Nebraska Construction Expo & Field Day held on July 31 was a great success for the Nebraska LICA chapter. This event was open to the public and nearly 400 attendees were welcomed to the 40 acre site by volunteers and 28 sponsors that displayed literature, machinery, and other equipment related to land construction activities.

The attendees included area contractors, NRCS, local chapter members as well as the LICA National President Bob Clark, Vice President Steve Anderson, and CEO Jerry Biuso Sr.

More than 40 pieces of large machinery were on display at the site including tiling machines, dozers, backhoes, motorgraders, excavators, mini-excavators, skid loaders, a side dump trailer and more. Several of these machines were equipped with GPS technology and constructed multiple terrace systems. Other activities at the site included tree removal and miscellaneous testing and demonstration of machinery and GPS equipment.

As a result of this expo, six new contractor members and 10 new associate members have joined the Nebraska LICA Chapter.

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