More Than 17,500 Attendees Make ICUEE 2013 Huge Sucess

Mon October 14, 2013 - Midwest Edition
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The Terramac RT 9 drew large crowds. (L-R)  are Steve Atkins, Jefferson County Public Works, Hillsboro, Mo.; Jesse Whittaker and Matt Slater, both of Terramac; and David Mikusch, Jefferson County Public Works, Hillsboro, Mo.
The Terramac RT 9 drew large crowds. (L-R) are Steve Atkins, Jefferson County Public Works, Hillsboro, Mo.; Jesse Whittaker and Matt Slater, both of Terramac; and David Mikusch, Jefferson County Public Works, Hillsboro, Mo.
The Terramac RT 9 drew large crowds. (L-R)  are Steve Atkins, Jefferson County Public Works, Hillsboro, Mo.; Jesse Whittaker and Matt Slater, both of Terramac; and David Mikusch, Jefferson County Public Works, Hillsboro, Mo. (L-R): Stahl Commercial Truck Equipment’s Hanna Sanford, Todd Hughes, Craig Aszkeler and John Henley were on hand to talk about the SCX/HDX heavy duty crane body equipped with an 8,000 lb. (3,629 kg) crane. (L-R): Boss Industries’ Rob Pulz, Nick Dames and Charles Hamilton received a lot of attention with their new service maintenance air compressor. Jeff Wimmer (L) gets an assist from Bob Tedesco, president of Gorilla Hydraulic Breakers, at the Bale Equipment Solutions booth. (L-R): Michael Price of Rock Tools teamed up with Scott Guimond of National Attachments LLC and Chip Kogelmann of Alpine to discuss attachment applications . The crew from Ditch Witch of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania & Western New York were on hand to see the Ditch Witch equipment lineup, here shown with factory representative Mark Baetz (C). Jonathan Lovinggood of Blue Ridge Electric tries out a John Deere 310 SK backhoe in John Deere’s outdoor demo area. Kevin Yu, Link-Belt Cranes engineer, stopped by the Volvo exhibit to try his hand at a L35B pro wheel loader. Case Product Specialist Michael Kaufmann (L) and Mike Grenz of Fort Collins, Colo., Power & Light. Cat Representative Kevin Coleman discusses features offered with the new Cat 299D compact track loader. Cat Product Manager Gary Blood explains that Cat’s recently launched CT660 vocational trucks were designed and built as highway vehicles with CAT influenced emphasis on its vocational applications. James Perschke, vice president of global sales, Vanair, addresses the media during the press conference for Vanair. Giorgio Carera (L) and Lee Smith of FAE USA Inc., based in Flowery Branch, Ga., used the ICUEE show as the platform for introducing their newest product offering, the PrimeTech PT-175. Stopping by the Construction Equipment Guide booth are avid CEG readers Abigail and David Bail of Bail Contracting Inc. of Canvas, W.Va. (L-R): Joseph Weaver of OMG Machining, Rainbow City, Ala., speaks with Craig Simonton and Kevin Gay of Hydratrek Inc., Covington, Tenn., about the enhancements and added power of the new Hydratrek D2488B amphibious vehicles. Altec Inc., based in Birmingham, Ala., brought to ICUEE its own building and virtually every configuration imaginable of aerials, digger derricks, cranes, and truck bodies and a small army of representatives. Dale Keller (L), Takeuchi regional product manager, goes over the features of the Takeuchi TB260 with Mervin Yoder (in cab), Precision Grading, Georgetown, Ohio, and Calvin Nissley, C&M Truss Company, Sardinia, Ohio. Jake Jeffords (L), Yanmar product manager, Adairsville, Ga., and Yanmar Dealer Greg Barlow of Ditch Witch of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Okla., talk about the new Yanmar S220R skid steer loader on display. (L-R): Kurt Andrews, general manager of factory-owned stores of Ditch Witch, Perry, Okla., talks with Wade Bailey, Ditch Witch of Georgia, Forest Park, Ga., and James Thomas, of JT&S, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Representatives of Ultra-Shore Products were in agreement that this was a productive show. (L to R) are Vince Compos, Denver, Colo.; Gary Hooks, Atlanta, Ga.; Bob Hackworth, Salt Lake City, Utah.; Grant Lamberson, Atlanta, Ga; and Keith Lamberson, Atlanta (L-R): On hand at ICUEE is the Polaris team of Kaitlin Corner, public relations and marketing; Jamie Juliano, national accounts manager; Jim Blaze, also national accounts manager; and Aaron Stegemann, business development manager. Mark Partlow (L), regional sales manager, and Terry Cook, commercial products manager, both of IMT, show the new Dominator Propane Package service truck from IMT, Garner, Iowa. Stopping by the Eager Beaver Trailer display area to take a look at the Hi-Tensile 20XPT trailer (L-R) are James Bowers and Latney Lowtharpe, both of Statesville, N.C. and from Eager Beaver are Randy Hall and Johnny Gomez. John Rabideaux, general manager of Trenchers Plus, Burnsville, Minn., and Toro Underground dealer likes the turnout at the ICUEE and the demo areas, a great place to showcase machines like this Toro Quad RT1200 with a new tier IV engine, optional vibrator Zips Truck Equipment Inc., New Hampton, Iowa, shows its new service unit equiped with its many new innovative features. (L-R) are Paul Rottinhaus, president; R. Lynn Ruffell, industrial sales development; and Trent Russler, sales. (L-R): Mike Heschke, Terry Dea and Kevin Pullin, all district sales managers of Trail King of Mitchell, S.D., with a Traile King 80,000 lb. (36,287 kg) TK80 HT hydraulic trailer. Felling Trailers liked the ICUEE outdoor area and were happy the rain held off. (L-R) are Daniel “Boone” Larson and Gary Knudsen, trailer sales; Marketing Dierctor Rebecca Gerads, and Patrick Jennissen, vice president of sales, with their FT-1 Marketing and Sales Director Tyler Dutenhoeffer (L) and President Lonny G. Emerson, EZ Spot UR, Fargo, N.D., had the EZ-HD08 heavy duty pole attachment on display. Vermeer had a huge presence at ICUEE with plenty of equipment for people to try. Bobby Floyd (L) of Farmers Telephone co-op, Kingtree S.C., with Vermeer Senior Design Engineer Joe Nelson, Pella, Iowa, on a Vermeer XTS 1250. Chris Reynolds (third from L) of Wacker Neuson answers questions about the LTN-6 light tower from (L-R) Kenneth Pidgeon, Corky Morse, and Thomas Loyer of Engineers Construction, South Burlington, Vt. (L-R): Rick Gramoll, MBW, joined Todd Jurjevic, Minnich Manufacturing, to discuss Minnich’s new A-1-UTL utility drill with Orville Saylor of Northern Ohio Rural Water. (L-R): Bandit Industries’ Ed Woods, Colleen Hall, Gene Bridges and Luke Grover brought their Model 90XP Bandit chipper along with several other machines to present to attendees at ICUEE. (L-R): Fecon’s Courtney Shafer, Matt Warfel and Kate Heekin introduced the company’s new FTX 128L track mulcher at the show. (L-R): Brian Heffron, Jim Brown and Tony Gentile of Palfinger talked with attendees about their Pal Pro 43 mechanic truck equipped with the PSC 6025 crane. (L-R): Link-Belt Crane dealer representatives Eric Petersen of Atlantic & Southern Equipment, along with Randy Hoover, Mike Boyd, Jaime Audley and Rob Courville of Crane Sales & Service were on hand to discuss Link-Belt’s line-up of cranes on displa

The 2013 ICUEE, The Demo Expo, was by all measures a success and one of the largest and most comprehensive ever, with registered attendance of more than 17,500, surpassing the last show, held in 2011.

The 2013 ICUEE — International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition ran October 1 to 3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

There was plenty of enthusiasm and a positive buzz throughout ICUEE 2013. Attendees connected with exhibitors to do business and connected with industry experts in more than 90 education sessions to gain a clearer understanding of industry issues and challenges.

“We hope the great turnout and participation at this year’s ICUEE points to more sustainable and broader industry growth. Attendees said ICUEE prepares them for what lies ahead and that the show is where they go to find new products and solutions, make buying decisions, and learn the latest industry best practices,” said Sara Truesdale Mooney, ICUEE show director.

The final registration count made the 2013 show the second highest attended in ICUEE history; international attendance also was second-highest. Participants came from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 other countries worldwide.

ICUEE 2013 had a record 862 exhibitors, and the show floor hit a record 1.17 million net sq. ft., including co-located H20-XPO and iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo. The indoor and outdoor exhibits offered utilities and utility contractors the ultimate in comparison shopping for new products and equipment, with the hands-on product demonstrations that are a hallmark of ICUEE.