ICUEE 2011 Enjoys Sunny Skies & New Equipment

ICUEE 2011 attracted nearly 16,600 registered attendees to make it the second largest in show history. More than 800 exhibitors took more than 1.1 million net sq ft for product displays and extensive hands-on equipment demonstrations in job-like conditions.

The 2011 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) was held Oct. 4-6, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.—which enjoyed great weather the entire run of the show, making outdoor exhibits a popular stop.

“We’re very pleased and gratified by industry support of the show with these strong numbers during a still-recovering economy. Despite some uncertain market conditions, our industry is looking ahead to be ready for future business,” stated show director Melissa Magestro.

ICUEE is an important show for the horizontal directional drilling market, as well other trenchless install methods such as auger boring and microtunneling. Many trenchless manufacturers unveiled new equipment to attendees at the show, including Vermeer with its new drills for directionally drilling rock and pipeline work, as well as its new line of piercing tools. Barbco launched its Tribor, which is a hybrid machine that combines directional drilling, auger boring and guided boring. American Augers displayed its Guided Auger Boring System that handles bores 48, 54 and 60-in. in diameter in one pass.

Registrants came from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and more than 40 other countries worldwide. “ICUEE was the place to be for industry professionals seeking the equipment and technologies they need to succeed in the changing marketplace,” Magestro added.

ICUEE 2011 offered a broader scope of education than ever before to extend the value of the show experience, and expanded industry co-locations increased participants’ return on their trade show investment.

Returning to ICUEE were the H2O-XPO of the National Rural Water Association and the iP Safety Conference and Expo. The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) sponsored a new Fleet Management Exhibit Pavilion and also developed a show education track for fleet management professionals.

A Sustainable Energy Pavilion highlighted “green” technology. The importance of jobsite safety was underscored in the iP Safety Arena at ICUEE and a new Safety Zone from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

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