Lyle Knutson, territory manager of Road Machinery & Supplies, Savage, Minn., shown here with a Komatsu WA270 wheel loader, said the great weather brought great crowds.
For the 20th year, the Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo, one of the largest of its kind, was held. This year’s event, which was hosted by the city of St. Cloud and held at its Public Works facility, was held on Oct. 8 and 9.
The two-day event offered classroom sessions and featured 90 indoor and 58 outdoor vendors. This year’s event attracted 2,400 registered participants.
Education sessions offered at this year’s event included updates and procedural information for Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) participants; Opticom Traffic Signal Priority to be used to clear snow, sweep streets and maintain roads; Mulch & Soil — highlighting recycling solutions to help diffuse excess material and create a reuse for it; Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) — outlining the procedures used by the Airports Commission in formulating a snow and ice event response plan; Chemical Blending/Use of Close Loop Spreader Control — in-line blending of all liquid de-icing chemicals; and Circuit Training and Assistance Program (CTAP) — updates for Minn/DOT, LTAP, LRRB and other programs. The expo supports the public works programs at Hennepin Technical College by providing scholarship monies.
For more information, visit http://www.mnfallexpo.com.