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The Maritimes’ largest Heavy Equipment show is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Taking place at the Moncton Coliseum, April 8-9, 2010, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show (AHES) has evolved into the must-attend event for the heavy equipment, road building, and forestry and logging sectors.

“The 2010 edition of the AHES will once again be a complete, wall-to-wall sellout,” says Show Manager, Mark Cusack. “Inside space for the large equipment exhibitors is maxed-out with a growing waiting list. We are using every square inch we can find in all six buildings. There is a bit of space still available in the outside exhibits area, but that will certainly be gone by March.”

Cusack says the timing for this event in Atlantic Canada could not have come at a better time. “Governments on the federal and provincial levels have committed huge dollars for infrastructure spending in the area and that will take place over the next few years, so company owners are on the look out for the latest and most innovative heavy equipment on the market, and this event is where they will find it all under one roof,” he explained.

But it’s not just dozers and big tractors that will be featured at the event. This show encompasses many industries, including the forestry and logging sectors, which are also on the cusp of an upswing. Housing starts are on the rise in North America, mills are reopening and a Royal Bank of Canada executive recently said lumber could be the oil of the next decade. The most efficient and innovative heavy forestry equipment will be required to keep up with the increased demand. The AHES coincides with the two-day Canadian Woodlands Forum Spring Meeting and will likely draw a significant forestry audience on top of the turnout expected from the heavy equipment and construction sectors.

Some of the big names on board for this colossal event include Komatsu, Case, Cat, John Deere, New Holland, Volvo, Tigercat, Wajax, JCB, Liebherr, Valmet, Craig, Kobelco, Ponsse, Sennebogen, Fuchs.... and many more. There is no doubt the big iron will be in Moncton. For a complete exhibitor list visit www.ahes.ca.

November 15, 2011  By  Trina Dillon

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