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CONEXPO-CON/AGG continues momentum with 2017 dates, chair announced 
Richard Goldsbury of Bobcat/Doosan Infracore leads industry managing committee for 2017 exposition

The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG international exposition will be held March 7-11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Named CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 chair is Richard M. Goldsbury, President Bobcat/Doosan North America & Australia/Oceania for Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment, West Fargo, North Dakota. He will lead the triennial show’s management committee, a group of volunteer manufacturers and other industry stakeholders who oversee show planning to ensure the event meets industry needs.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the Western Hemisphere’s global gathering place in North America every three years for the construction and construction materials industry, co-located with the IFPE exposition for fluid power/power transmission/motion control. The recently held 2014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE saw record exhibit and education numbers and nearly 130,000 registered attendees, including 24-percent international.

“2017 will definitely build on the momentum of 2014, and we are already in analysis and planning mode just weeks after such a successful event. Our focus is to amplify our efforts to deliver an outstanding quality show experience for our visitors, plus expand our exhibitor engagement outreach that results in improved exhibitor ROI,”  stated Goldsbury.

Rich Goldsbury is President of Bobcat Company and the Doosan heavy equipment division in North America, Australia, New Zealand and other Oceania countries and territories, responsible for all operations in these regions. He returned to the Bobcat organization in 2008, serving as President, Bobcat Americas, and was promoted to his current position in July 2010.

Previously, Goldsbury served as President for global product and business strategy with the Security Technologies Sector of Ingersoll Rand. He had been part of the Security sector since 2006 and also served as President of Schlage Security Products. He has been part of the industrial and construction equipment industry for almost 30 years, with extensive global experience in general management, marketing, operations, finance, engineering, product portfolio management, aftermarket and mergers and acquisitions.

Goldsbury is a Director for the Greater Fargo/Moorhead Economic Development Corporation. His leadership involvement with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), a show owner and show producer, is extensive and includes currently serving on the AEM Board of Directors and as 2014 chair of its Government and Public Affairs Committee, and he has served as a director on the AEM CE Sector Board.

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NTEA Celebrates 50 Years Serving the Work Truck Industry

NTEA 50th MastheadThe NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, is celebrating 50 years of serving the work truck industry.

The Association started in 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Truck Equipment & Body Distributors Association with six member companies. In 1978, the growing Association moved to its current headquarters to suburban Detroit, the heart of the nation’s automotive industry. In 1979, based on its changing industry-wide perspective and service offerings, changed its name to the National Truck Equipment Association, or the NTEA.

The legislative office opened in Washington, DC, in 1988 to represent member interests on Capitol Hill.

The NTEA, now 1,600 member organizations strong, is the leading organization representing the work truck industry.

Through the years, the association has grown its capabilities to include:

  • Technical services for engineering, installation, compliance and certification support
  • Advocating on behalf of the work truck industry to protect and advance the industry’s regulatory and legislative interests
  • Enhancing our market data and research offerings to help member businesses succeed
  • Offering education, training and networking opportunities
  • Delivering industry information on demand

“We’re dedicated to continue representing the hard working group of individuals and companies who have helped build the Association and the industry into what it is today,” said Steve Carey, NTEA executive director. “As we begin our next 50 years, we will continue to provide the tools and services to help our members succeed.”

The celebration will culminate during The Work Truck Show® 2014, North America’s largest work truck event, March 5-7, 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. The Work Truck Show ranks among Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 Honorees, Class of 2013.

In recognition of NTEA’s 50-year celebration, NTEA members have graciously contributed historical images of their businesses through the years – showcasing the work truck industry’s evolution from the 1960’s to modern times.


Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

GOMACO University Announces New School Year Schedule for GOMACO Products and 3D

Getting your GOMACO curb and gutter machine or paver ready for the upcoming paving season and your next pour is the goal every year at GOMACO University. In 2014, they will once again be offering a full course schedule for GOMACO products and 3D stringless paving. The University has some new offerings, including introductory and advanced courses to better meet the needs of each student attending class in 2014. This year’s in-depth 3D class offerings include all three of the major 3D companies, including Leica Geosystems, Trimble and Topcon. The GOMACO University season begins in January and runs through April.

The 2014 school year includes sessions on specific models of GOMACO equipment. The classes cover everything from machine setup to troubleshooting in both classroom lectures and actual hands-on shop time. New for 2014 are the Introductory or Advanced Curb and Gutter classes and Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers classes.

GOMACO University will once again offer specialized classes on 3D stringless paving. GOMACO University will offer Leica handheld/rover training covering the use of the rover and VIVA software, Leica LMGS software training, and Leica PaveSmart training. The University’s Trimble class covers the Trimble PCS900 software and paver setup and operation. Topcon training will include a class on the mmGPS solution for concrete paving, including machine operation, data collection and grade verification. A complete listing of what each course will cover is listed below. The classes will be taught by GOMACO’s 3D paving specialists and include both classroom time and actual hands-on experience in the shop with GOMACO pavers and 3D stringless control equipment and software.

GOMACO University combines classroom learning with hands-on experience

GOMACO University combines classroom learning with hands-on experience

The 2014 schedule is listed below:

GT-3600: January 7-10 and February 18-21 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, and operation of the GT-3600.

Curb & Gutter (Advanced): January 14-17, January 28-31, February 11-14, and March 11-14 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering maintenance and diagnostics for curb & gutter machines.

Three-Track Commander III (Intro.): February 4-7 and March 25-28 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup and operation of the three-track Commander III.

Four-Track Commander III: January 21-24 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering the controls, four-track barrier and paver setup and operation, and paving to profilograph specifications.

Trimmers: January 28-31 and March 18-21 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup and operation, maintenance and advanced diagnostics.

Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers (Intro.): January 14-17 and February 18-21 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, operation, optional attachments (excluding the IDBI), and paving to profilograph specifications.

Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers (Advanced): February 4-7 and March 11-14 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering maintenance and advanced diagnostics.

IDBI: February 25-28 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, operation, maintenance, and diagnostics.

GOMACO Leica Handheld/Rover Training: January 6-7 and February 10-11 at the Paving Center. February 24-25 at the University. Class begins on Monday. A two-day course covering use of the Leica handheld/rover with VIVA software. Basic grade checking, stakeout, volumes and areas, data import and export.

GOMACO Leica LMGS Training: January 8-9 and February 12-13 at the Paving Center. February 26-27 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Leica’s LMGS software for concrete slipform paving. Paving software and total station setup, maintenance, and operation will be covered along with some transitional training on PaveSmart 3D for mainline paving.

GOMACO Trimble Training: March 19-20 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering the use of Trimble’s PCS900 software for concrete slipform paving. Including machine setup and operation, as well as use of Trimble’s data collection software.

GOMACO Topcon Training: March 26-27 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Topcon’s mmGPS solution for concrete paving. Including machine operation, as well as data collection/grade verification.

GOMACO Leica PaveSmart Training: April 2-3 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Leica’s PaveSmart 3D software for concrete slipform paving. Including software setup, maintenance, and operation, along with use on placer/spreaders and curb and gutter machines.

Note: Additional classes will be scheduled as required.

GOMACO University was founded in the early 1970s and has taught over 17,000 students from around the world the skills needed to successfully operate GOMACO’s line of concrete construction equipment. For further information about GOMACO University, the class schedule, or to register for a class, please visit or contact the GOMACO Training Department by phone: 1-800-831-2320, or by e-mail:

GOMACO Corporation ( is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on unique concrete paving applications and equipment needs. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.

Terex and Hertz are kicking off new relationship with “Tow-and-Show” special customer events

TerexTerex Construction and Hertz Equipment Rental are celebrating a new relationship, in which Hertz will be renting Terex compact track loaders, skid steerUnknown

loaders and mini excavators to its customers. Terex and Hertz are kicking off the relationship with a few “Tow-and-Show” special customer events


Multiple Terex/Hertz “Tow-and-Show” events are scheduled in these select markets:

  • Thursday, November 14 at Hertz in Atlanta, Georgi
  • Tuesday, November 19 at Hertz in Deer Park, Texas
  • Wednesday, November 20 at Hertz in Dallas, Texas
  • Thursday, November 21 at Hertz in Richmond, Virginia
  • Tuesday, December 3 at Hertz in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Thursday, December 5 at Hertz in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Thursday, December 5 at Hertz in Seattle, Washington
  • Tuesday, December 10 at Hertz in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Thursday, December 12 at Hertz in Tampa, Florida
  • Tuesday, December 17 at Hertz in Williston, North Dakota
  • Wednesday, December 18 at Hertz in Buffalo, New York

Terex product specialists and representatives will conduct machine training/walk-arounds with Hertz personnel from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Training sessions will be followed by an open house event to introduce the Terex equipment to Hertz Equipment Rental customers

If interested in  attending Aron Sweeney with Terex Construction at or 662-393-1326 to get the full details.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. Schedules Demonstration of “The Largest Variable Reach Forklift in the World”

Kirby smithOn Tuesday, October 8 from 8 am to 5 pm Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. will be introducing to the Permian Basin construction and energy market the Manitou MHT102

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25, 49,000 lb. capacity variable reach forklift and the Komatsu “Intelligent Control Dozer” the D61i-23. The event is an all day, with lunch being served from noon to 1 pm, introduction and demonstration of these units at Kirby-Smith Machinery’s branch location at 7301 E I-20, Odessa, Tx ,79765. The branch location is right off of I-20 and Loop 338 in Odessa, TX.

“Manitou is a leader in variable reach forklifts and has targeted the Permian Basin area at its strategic market for North America to introduce this one of a kind 49,000 lb. telescopic forklift”,

D61PXi_Front_Cover_Image“Komatsu and Kirby-Smith Machinery will also be introducing at this event the World’s First Automated Grade Control Dozer to the Permian Basin market. “Finding operators for the energy sector is tough but finding operators that have the needed experience for grade control is virtually impossible,” states Kevin Demel, Territory Manager for Kirby-Smith Machinery. “The new Intelligent Control System offered on the D61i-23, with the click of a button, gives contractors that strategic advantage in mastering grade control efficiency”, concludes Demel.states Fabien Ledebt, Americas Market & Sales Support Manager for Manitou. “We will be demonstrating the MHT10225 lift capacities at this event and its unique advantages over other types of lift designs inOdessa/Midland”, concludes Ledebt.

Kirby-Smith Machinery has been servicing the oil field construction and crane industry for more than 30 years and is recognized as one of the premiere heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country. With more than 2,000 pieces of equipment in their rental fleet alone, Kirby-Smith Machinery is able to help customers with whatever job they might have.

Kirby-Smith has service locations in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Lubbock, Kansas City, Odessa, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, and Tulsa. Komatsu, Wirtgen Group, National Crane, Manitou, Gehl, DoppstadtUS, Atlas Copco, and Gradall are just a few of the premiere products they service.

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