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NAWIC’s 30th Annual Construction Expo Held in Augusta

Tue April 20, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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The Construction Expo of Maine, sponsored by the NAWIC Maine Chapter, was a family affair for this foursome from Benton, Maine. (L-R): Len Poulin, owner of Len Poulin Inc.; Liam; Laurie Allen; and Jorja.
The Construction Expo of Maine, sponsored by the NAWIC Maine Chapter, was a family affair for this foursome from Benton, Maine. (L-R): Len Poulin, owner of Len Poulin Inc.; Liam; Laurie Allen; and Jorja.
The Construction Expo of Maine, sponsored by the NAWIC Maine Chapter, was a family affair for this foursome from Benton, Maine. (L-R): Len Poulin, owner of Len Poulin Inc.; Liam; Laurie Allen; and Jorja. Both adults and children enjoyed more than 2 acres of outdoor displays by leading providers of products and services to the construction industry, including six-year-old Jakob from Augusta, Maine, who climbed on top of a Komatsu D39PX-22 crawler dozer for Joe Ciriello of Genalco Inc., Needham Heights, Mass., was one of 175 indoor exhibitors at the 30th Annual Construction Expo of Maine held April 14 and 15 at the Augusta Civic Center. Chadwick-BaRoss, the Volvo dealer of Maine and New Hampshire, made this rubber-tired excavator available for close inspection. Mike Sullivan (L) and Jeremy Jordan were proud to announce that Chadwick-BaRoss has become the distributor for Wimmer hydraulic attachments. Robert Devoe of U-Screen manufactures his compact box screeners in nearby Canton, Mass. Milton CAT, one of the largest Caterpillar distributors in North America, had an array of Caterpillar equipment on display. Scott Bridges of Bridges Construction, Bangor, Maine, just purchased this Hyundai 210LC from TB Equipment, also in Bangor. Nortrax displayed for the first time in New England the new John Deere 764 high speed dozer. This tracked dozer combines the speed of a motorgrader with the flotation of a crawler dozer. Beauregard Equipment displayed this Kobelco 140SR compact excavator. Peter Adams (L) of Beauregard’s Scarborough, Maine, facility explains the features of the machine to Stan Waltz of the Waterboro Maine Highway Department. Inside the Augusta Civic Center, Nortrax set up a virtual excavator operator contest on a large flat-screen television. In the equipment display area, a large variety of machinery, from crushers to excavators to cranes, filled the parking lot.

The 30th Annual Construction Expo of Maine was held April 14 and 15 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.

The expo, sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Maine Chapter, featured 175 indoor exhibits and more than 2 acres of outdoor exhibits by leading providers of products and services to the construction industry.

During the expo, guests had the opportunity to attend several seminars on a variety of topics, including an Enviro-Septic technology course, an introduction to Lead Enterprise, an underground safety seminar, an overview of current and impending regulations affecting the construction industry and a gravel pit and quarry compliance workshop.

NAWIC’s Maine Chapter expressed its appreciation for the many companies, organizations and attendees that helped make the 30th annual expo a success. “We are grateful for their continued support of NAWIC, the Chapter Scholarship Program and Construction Expo of Maine,” a spokesperson said.

For a complete list of sponsors and for more information, visit http://www.nawicmaine.org/expo.html.