"Hands-on" at ICUEE 2011: New safety demos and exhibitor demo schedule set; Ride & Drive track returns

The 2011 ICUEE, International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition will feature new safety equipment demonstrations and a new show exhibitor demo schedule. The ICUEE Ride & Drive track for on-road commercial vehicles returns for attendees interested in trucks, truck engines and components.

ICUEE 2011 will be held October 4-6, 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
ICUEE is known as The Demo Expo, where utility and construction professionals can examine and compare the newest equipment and technologies – and test drive them in jobsite conditions – as well as discuss specific needs with industry experts. Attendees also have convenient access to industry-specific education and training, plus co-located events and programs, providing even more value for their show experience.

New for ICUEE 2011 are crane and rigging safety demonstrations from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), with a focus on ensuring adequate ground support for the machine and load carried. ICUEE will also again feature a general show safety demo area which has focused on topics such as live-line safety and pole top/fall protection.

On the Ride & Drive track, attendees can test drive commercial vehicles “on the open road” to better examine not only the trucks but also engines and components, including transmissions; power systems; clutch and brake systems; safety and collision warning systems; fleet, fuel and GPS management systems; and hybrid and alternative fuel systems.
New for ICUEE 2011 is an exhibitor demo schedule, which will be online at www.icuee.com through the My Show Planner to help attendees plan for the exhibitor equipment demonstrations they want to check out, in addition to exhibit booths and show education sessions.
“Only at a trade show can attendees get first-hand comparisons of ‘what’s ahead’ in equipment and technologies; at ICUEE they can also test the products to see what will best help their companies succeed,” stated Show Director Melissa Magestro.

The demonstration concept has been a defining characteristic of ICUEE since its inception in 1964 as a modest equipment event by one company in an Illinois farm field. The company, Illinois Bell, invited 12 trencher manufacturers to demonstrate equipment on the same day in the same field in Elburn, Illinois as a means of solving an equipment evaluation and communications problem. The event was a huge success and continued to grow through the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Because of its increasing size, Illinois Bell dropped sponsorship and it evolved into the ICUEE of today. It has been in Louisville, Kentucky since 1987.
Advance registration for ICUEE 2011 is open and saves 50 percent off the onsite badge fee. Registering in advance for show education also saves attendees time and money. Visit the ICUEE website for the latest information on attending or exhibiting at the show – www.icuee.com.
Source: AEM News Room