Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show looks toward growth for 2020

Atlantic heavy equipment show

For more than three decades, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show has been bringing together Atlantic Canada’s forestry and construction industries.

Held only every two years, the mammoth event is planning its bigger and better-than-ever return for April 2 and 3, 2020 at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton.

Although there are still six months until the equipment rolls into the coliseum, event space inside is already 80 per cent sold. With about 27,900 square metres of exhibits that taking up the building, the high demand has show producers anticipating a successful event.

“This is one of the largest trade events in the country and brings in the largest crowds for any trade event in the Maritimes. Our last edition was quite literally elbow-to-elbow with heavy crowds throughout both days,” said Mark Cusack, national show manager.

“Planning and sales for the show are in full swing at the moment, with the vast majority of space within the building already spoken for. With the way things are coming together, 2020 is shaping up to be one of the most successful editions in the show’s history.”

For Atlantic Canadians working with heavy machinery, construction, roadbuilding, forestry and landscaping, the show provides an opportunity to get equipped for the next big project.

Much more than just bulldozers and big tractors, the event also highlights equipment from many different industries, including roadbuilding, forestry and logging, which are big business in the region

With abundant networking opportunities and the chance to see the latest equipment on the market, the show’s attendance is on the rise, with the 2018 edition breaking attendance records and welcoming 14,800 visitors.

The upcoming Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show will welcome industry giants from across multiple sectors.

Strongco is already planning to bring the latest in their excavator and wheel loader lineup, with the Volvo EC220E and Volvo L110H, plus the Sennebogen 825ME – an advanced mobile material handling machine.

Log Max is premiering one of their bestselling product models, the 6000B harvesting head.

Another exhibitor, Rotobec, will display their latest models of grapples, grapple parts, loaders and other material handling equipment.

Since 1986, The Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) have been the sponsor and owner of the event. Although the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show started small, it has endured steady growth over 30 years to the point where an additional 750 sqaure metres of outdoor exhibits are filled alongside the entire Coliseum complex.

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is now recognized as one of the premiere shows in the country, with a loyal exhibitor base and thousands of visitors.

For more information, visit AHES.ca.

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