Northern Green Expo - The Show for Green Industry Pros

The event is a one-stop marketplace and educational super-show.

Thu January 29, 2015 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Ed Niebur (L) and Dave Langenfeld of Niebur Tractor & Equipment, Hastings, Minn., one of Minnesota’s premier Kubota dealers, are ready to answer questions on this new quick hitch system on a Kubota L6060 cab tractor.
Ed Niebur (L) and Dave Langenfeld of Niebur Tractor & Equipment, Hastings, Minn., one of Minnesota’s premier Kubota dealers, are ready to answer questions on this new quick hitch system on a Kubota L6060 cab tractor.
Ed Niebur (L) and Dave Langenfeld of Niebur Tractor & Equipment, Hastings, Minn., one of Minnesota’s premier Kubota dealers, are ready to answer questions on this new quick hitch system on a Kubota L6060 cab tractor. Bandit Industries’s Colleen Hall, Midwest sales goes over a Bandit model 200 chipper with Ray Hoover, owner of Hoover’s Tree Service, Marquette, Mich. Jim Soderbeck (L), field sales manager, and Peter Stroh, regional sales manager of Nuss Truck & Equipment, Burnsville, Minn., check out the features of this Volvo ECR880 excavator. (L-R) Andy Bethel, government sales; Scott Berge, product support specialist; and Fred Senger, product support specialist, all of Titan Machinery, Shakopee, Minn., are here representing Top Notch equipment, such as this Case CX55B excavator. At the Crysteel Truck Equipment booth, a snow and ice setup featuring the Buzz Bix Power Bed was on display. Josiah Niemela of the Buzz Box, Chassell, Mich., and Crysteel’s  Daron Fromm, sales, catch up. The John Deere booth was action packed with many pieces of equipment like this versatile 324J wheel loader. Many of the area’s John Deere dealers were on hand to answer attendees questions such as Wade Gobin (L), sales, and Cal Meerkins, service coo

The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) and Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) joined forces once again Jan. 14 through 16, to create a one-stop marketplace and educational super-show, The Northern Green Expo.

The energy surrounding this annual event, which was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, continues to reinvigorate attendees and exhibitors every year. New this year were Campfire areas on the trade show floor designed for easy networking and bite-sized educational gatherings.

“Most of the Campfire sessions drew double the crowd we anticipated,” said Trade Show Manager Mary Dunn. “The exhibitors around the Campfires were very happy to see how these spaces drew the attendees to their booths.”

“We’ll include the Campfires again in 2016,” added MNLA Executive Director Cassie Larson. “And the plan is to add even more innovative concepts to the Northern Green Expo experience in future years, as well.”

Next year’s Expo will return to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Jan. 13 to 15, 2016. MNLA and MTGF staff and volunteers are already hard at work on developing the educational programming and trade show.