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NLICA Hosts Construction Expo, Field Day on July 28

More than 400 guests had the chance to test equipment for a variety of applications.

Wed August 10, 2016 - Midwest Edition #17
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Brad McArdle operates this MTS 3630 tractor with a MT-25 28 yard scraper.
Brad McArdle operates this MTS 3630 tractor with a MT-25 28 yard scraper.
Brad McArdle operates this MTS 3630 tractor with a MT-25 28 yard scraper. 
(L-R): Ryan Pluta and Mike Misner, Titan Machinery, Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., field marketers;  Ed Lahmann, Titan Rents account manager; and Barry Spencer, store manager,  talk about this Case 2050M dozer.
(L-R) are Matt Pruss, NLICA field day chairman; Jerry Biuso, National LICA CEO; Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley; and NLICA president Ray Cooney. (L-R): Phil Schneider, sales representative, T.J. Novak, store manager, and Randy Sutton, sales, all of RDO Truck Centers, Lincoln, Neb., showcase the 2017 Mack demo truck on site.
Scott Wiese (L),  territory manager, and Curt Compagnone, both of Purple Wave, attend the event. 
Tom Borchers, assistant foreman of Madison County, Neb., tests this Doosan DX 235LCR excavator from Omaha Tractor & Equipment, Omaha, Neb.
John Bachtell (L), DK&B Construction Specialties, LaVista, Neb., learns about this Takeuchi TL12 from Jeff Vodnik, Takeuchi regional product manager. 
Dean Alfers (R), sales, Road Builders, Norfolk, Neb., helps  Seth Cech, equipment operator of Cech Excavating, Clarkson, Neb., with this  Komatsu D51PXi 22 dozer.
Brian Motschenbacher, sales manager of Hamilton Equipment Co., Lincoln, Neb., stands with a new Bobcat T770.   
Doug Wilson, division manager, Scott Van Keppel,  Ankeny, Iowa, admires the Volvo 50th Anniversary A406 43-ton (39 t) articulated hauler. 
Nate Kissinger of Donovan, Neb., takes a seat in (L-R): Tuffy Newman, mechanic; Ashton Eich, general labor and Nick Phillips, Wilbur Leon and Jake Sawyer, foreman, all of Heinsohn Digging and Tilling, Storm Lake, Iowa, check out this John Deere 850K dozer on the Murphy Tractor demo area.

Nebraska Land Improvement Contractors Association (NLICA) held its construction expo and field day on July 28. Admission was free, and more than 400 guests had the chance to test equipment for a variety of applications, including earthmoving/land clearing, drainage/irrigation, open ditch work, excavation/grading and many more. Equipment that was available on site was worth more than $10 million. The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to network with contractors and vendors about the latest products and innovations in the industry. A total of 36 exhibitors were on site, including four platinum, eight gold, two silver and 22 bronze exhibitors.

Platinum Sponsors included:


• Titan Machinery

• Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.

• Road Builders Machinery & Supply Co. Inc.

Gold Sponsors included:

• Bobcat of Omaha

• KanEquip Inc.

• Scott Van Keppel

• Mid America Trenchers LLC

• Port Industries Inc.

• Prins Insurance

• Bobcat Hamilton Equipment Co.

• RDO Truck Centers

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