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Towmaster Holds Education Expo

Thu July 26, 2018 - National Edition
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Trucks, trailers, and accessories were the main feature at the expo.
Trucks, trailers, and accessories were the main feature at the expo.
Trucks, trailers, and accessories were the main feature at the expo. The stage backdrop features the premier show sponsors. Door prizes are staged for an after-lunch give-away. The gray skies didn’t deter professionals from attending the show. Some of the approved municipal contract Towmaster trailer dealers attended the show. Vendors offered up-close and demonstration displays, like this lighting display from Whelen. Township attendees were very interested in the new offering from Deere. Vendor booths were buzzing with activity showing off their new tech and answering questions. A catered meal was provided and enjoyed. The sales team is on-hand, meeting and greeting Expo attendees. (L-R) are Jesse Miller of RDO government sales; Mitchel Junker of RDO compact sales; Scott Weness, RDO sales manager; Bob Pace of Towmaster sales; Dan Dostal of RDO sales; and Christian Luckhardt, RDO sales intern. 
David Cox, sales manager and trailer specialist at Farm-Rite Equipment in Dassel, Minn., goes over trailer storage and care of commercial trailers Ron Eggers, general manager of Aero Industries in Omaha, Neb., displays the innovative AeroForce automatic tarping system and other products Aero has to offer.
Ron Kroschel, fleet services manager of Anoka County, Minn., gives this Case CX60c compact excavator a test run. Wayne Steele (L), equipment shop foreman of the Minneapolis Airport Commission, goes over the features on Liftmoore Truck Mounted Crane systems with Liftmoore’s National Sales Manager Steve Coffee. Andy Rice, vocational truck manager of I-State Truck Centers in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., with this decked-out plow truck ready for service. David Cox, sales manager of Farm-Rite in Dassel, Minn., which carries Bobcat and Towmaster trailers. (L-R): Sales Rep Matthew Kiley and executives Bruno Montesano Jr. and Randy Sauer are hoping for a big snow season. (L-R): Sales Territory Manager Doug Loye, Andy Kietzmann and Regional Sales Manager Eric Rice of Force America in Burnsville, Minn., go over all the technical innovations Force America can provide a plow operator to make the job a bit easier.  (L-R:) Falls Plows booth had its hydraulic plow system on display with Owner Chris Schulte, Sales Rep Mitch Schulte and Sales Rep Tom Doyle, out of Little Falls, Minn.

Towmaster's Truck and Trailer Education Expo on July 10 drew more than 500 people from all over the state of Minnesota. Departments of Transportation, municipal, county and township workers attended to see new equipment, plow trucks and trailers; visit with vendors; take factory tours; and attend education sessions prior to being served a lunch.

More than 30 vendors attended the show, displaying their latest and most popular products. New tech from industries in cameras, plows, hydraulics, plastics, lighting and more were shown to the people who use them in their line of work nearly every day.

The weather didn't cooperate, but it didn't seem to deter the people who really wanted to stay on top of new technology. With a short rain delay, vendors had a chance to talk one-on-one with people and get feedback on what is working and what they'd like to see improved.

Towmaster's crew put on quite a show, and they even did Facebook Live videos of the event and interviews with the vendors, which can be found on the company Facebook page.

Towmaster's Expo happens every two years and is well-liked by the vendors and well-attended by industry professionals.