Towmaster Holds 4th Annual Equipment, Education Expo

Wed August 14, 2013 - National Edition
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Huge crowds attended the Towmaster 4th Annual Equipment and Education Expo.
Huge crowds attended the Towmaster 4th Annual Equipment and Education Expo.
Huge crowds attended the Towmaster 4th Annual Equipment and Education Expo. Palfinger had a great truck-mounted crane on hand, the Palpro 43, with fully proportional controls, maintenance free with a hexagonal extension system that gives the setup its strength. Mario Hufnagl (L) and Andrew Schumacher of Palfinger, Omaha, Neb., po (L-R): Craig Schmieg and Mark Bellamore of Chaska, Minn., look over this John Deere 644K hybrid loader with RDO Equipment Specialist Dan Rud, Burnsville, Minn. This 2014 Mack truck is decked out just right for the crew from Yellow Medicine County in southwestern, Minn. (L-R) are Mechanic Trer Luepke, Maintenance Foreman Jim Marquardt and Shop Foreman Dave Moset. Steve London (L) of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and County Engineer Ronald Mortensen take a look at the popular DD13 engine of this Freightliner 1145D. Towmaster Trailer crew Anna Johnson (L), in-house sales, and Chris Pokornowski, sales manager, stand beside the 2012 Mack Truck with a Towmaster truck body from Nuss with a Towmaster pup trailer. Outside in the sun doing his best not to melt is Jay Kockler, sales with Farm-Rite, Dassel Minn., with a 2013 Bobcat all-wheel steer 2-speed A770. Dan Kraemer, regional sales manager of Tommy Gate, is with the G2-60-1342 EA 38 with a 1300 lb. (590 kg) lift capacity and aluminum platform. Titan Machinery Field Marketer Dave Sebald (L) and Mike Wentlandt, of Woodbury, Minn., look over this 2013 Case 580 Super N WT TLB.

Towmaster Inc., manufacturer of equipment trailers and truck bodies/equipment, held its 4th Annual Equipment and Education Expo on July 16. More than 300 key people from MN-DOT, multiple county, township, and city agencies, attended this event, which featured more than 30 exhibitors, and included four educational seminars all focused on the needs of the local and statewide transportation field.

"This expo has become a huge event for Towmaster and its partners," said Tim Erickson, Towmaster Truck Equipment sales manager. "It builds and solidifies relationships between us, our suppliers, and our customers, as well as offers ongoing education and information vital to the various maintenance departments of cities, townships, counties, and the state of Minnesota."

Towmaster partnered with representatives from Omaha Standard/Palfinger, Falls Plows, Valley Blades Ltd., Force America, Whelen, Astleford International, Boyer Trucks, and Swenson Products, by sponsoring this event. Attendees learned about trailer payload and GVWR requirements, DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle regulations, upcoming crane operator certification requirements, and cutting edges, from attending the educational seminars. A lunch was provided and prizes were given away, including a $4,000 Swenson Spreader to one lucky municipality.

"This event has grown over the last four years and it’s something unique to Towmaster," said Len Stulc, president of Towmaster. "Our employees pull together as a team and work hard to make this event positive and successful. Our partners help in a tremendous way and all the exhibitors told me it was a great event for them."

Towmaster uses this event as an opportunity to network and build positive and ongoing relationships with both supplier partners and customers.