Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo Offers Classes, Demos

Fri November 07, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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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.
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.
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. Derek DeVries (L), territory manager of Rennebohm Company, Plymouth, Minn., and Scott Schug, sales representative of North Central Truck Equipment, St. Cloud, Minn., visit the Hiniker Plow booth with Hiniker’s popular C Plow system. (L-R): Justin Godbee, trailer sales representative of Towmaster Trailers, Litchfield, Minn.; Bruno Montasano of VBL Blades; and Bob Pace, regional sales manager of Towmaster, check out this Edge FSS stainless steel 8 ft. (2.4 m) body and Swenson salt spre Towmaster Truck Equipment was well represented with Sales Representatives Tom Gerten (L) and Tim Erickson, Litchfield, Minn. Their setup featured a Falls poly plow and Falls steel plow. Titan Machinery Director of CE Government Sales Thomas Bethel of West Fargo, N.D., inspects this Case CX55B excavator. Ziegler CAT On Highway Product Specialist Rick Delmonico (L) and Shayne Wyatt, Crysteel Truck Equipment, Fridley, Minn., stand with a  Cat CT681 that was just sold to the Upper Sioux community in Yellow Medicine, Minn.


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.