W.Va. Construction & Design Expo Holds 37th Annual Event

Mon April 04, 2016 - Northeast Edition

IronPlanet’s Chris Owens spoke with attendees about converting their yellow iron to green.
IronPlanet’s Chris Owens spoke with attendees about converting their yellow iron to green.
IronPlanet’s Chris Owens spoke with attendees about converting their yellow iron to green. State Equipment’s Ricky Kincaid (L) and Chris Stull were pleased to have Kubota’s new rubber tired SSV 75 skid steer, a Tier IV final machine with hand and foot controls. Yoder & Frey’s Kevin Teets was on hand to promote upcoming auctions scheduled for Pennsylvania and Ohio. Ritchie Bros.’ Todd Meadows and Tina Jeffries discussed upcoming auctions with attendees. (L-R): Chris Lane of Ronald Lane Inc. catches up with Shawn Taylor and John Grow of Leslie Equipment Company and with Brian Miller of B Miller Excavating. Terry Overly of Vermeer Heartland spoke with attendees about the dealership’s line of landscape, tree care and pipeline equipment. The crew from Anderson Equipment Company was joined by factory representatives from Kawasaki, Kobelco, Marooka and Montabert at the show. Kelly Goodpastor (L) and Chris Tabor of Bridgeport Equipment & Tools Sales had a variety of equipment and products on hand at the show. Rusty Gushen (L) of Spaulding Manufacturing joined Tom Pryor of Golden Equipment Company to discuss the company’s asphalt repair equipment. (L-R): Walker CAT’s Trey Cooper, Kevin Lee, Gary Angle, Jeff Simpson and Andrew Boyd spoke with attendees about their lineup of Caterpillar machines for sale and rent. Terry Fulks (L) and Mason Adkins of Sitech Mid-South discussed the latest technologies available from Trimble. (L-R): Rudd Equipment Company’s Ron Jacobs, Scott Ransdell and Steve Neff soaked up the nice weather at their outdoor equipment display that featured Volvo’s special 50th Anniversary Golden Articulated Hauler. (L-R): Rish Equipment Company’s Robert Weikle, Bruce Meeker, Buddy McGlothlin and Scott Fox spoke with attendees about the dealership’s line of Komatsu equipment.

The 37th Annual West Virginia Construction & Design Exposition was held on March 23 and 24 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. Billed as the region's largest trade show for the construction and design industries, the event included several association board meetings, a wide selection of educational seminars and a showcase for the latest equipment, products and services presented by more than 250 exhibiting companies situated indoors and within an outdoor equipment display area.

Educational seminars covered a range of industry related topics including ways to reduce public utilities expenditures and conserve energy, the development of asset management plans, new innovations in design and construction, and industry updates impacting the West Virginia market.

Event sponsors included AIA West Virginia — The West Virginia Chapter of The American Institute of Architects; the Contractors Association of West Virginia, the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers; and the West Virginia Utility Contractors Association.

The event typically attracts nearly 5,000 attendees from 30 states who come to gain insights, network with their peers and earn continuing education credits.