The every-other-year Utility Expo returns to Louisville September 26-28, with record-breaking exhibition space.
Although the Utility Expo is smaller in terms of exhibitors than its record-breaking year in 2019, show organizers are promising more square footage of exhibit space than ever before. In 2019, more than 1,000 exhibitors demonstrated their technologies and machines during record-breaking heat at the then-named ICUEE Show. This year, more than 880 exhibitors are currently signed up to promote their components and utility equipment throughout the three-day event. This year there will be 6% more exhibit space than 2021. Utility Expo is set for September 26-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
“Our team worked to create additional space this year while grouping similar product types together better, making it even easier for everyone to find what they’re looking for,” said John Rozum, show director of The Utility Expo. “That’s important given the show covers more than 1.4 million square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits.”
More than 60 fluid power companies will exhibit at the event, covering hydraulic components, controls, compressed air, sensing technologies, hose and couplings and more. A list of key fluid power companies is included below.
|ASA Hydraulik of America||S3058|
|Ashun Fluid Power Co., Ltd.||S3163|
|Auburn Gear LLC||S4041|
|Bondioli & Pavesi Inc||S4407|
|Bucher Hydraulics, Inc.||N721|
|Dalton Bearing & Hydraulic LLC||S2965|
|Danfoss Power Solutions, Inc||S3707|
|Dinamic Oil North America||N1209|
|Dynamic Fluid Components||N1551|
|Elesa USA Corporation||S4709|
|ELGi Portable Compressors||N2024|
|FluiDyne Fluid Power||S4363|
|FORCE America Inc||S4816|
|GS Global Resources, Inc.||S2925|
|Hannay Reels Inc||N962|
|HED (Hydro Electronic Devices) Inc||S3033|
|Hengli America Corporation||N1629|
|HYDAC Technology Corp/Schroeder Industries||S3933|
|IC-Fluid Power, Inc||S5017|
|IFP Motion Solutions, Inc.||S3319|
|Midwest Hose & Specialty, Inc.||S4162|
|MP Filtri USA Inc||N656|
|Muncie Power Products||S4251|
|NBB Controls Inc||S3964|
|Ningbo Hutchin Hydraulic Co., Ltd.||S4821|
|North American Hydraulics, NAHI LLC||S4259|
|OEM Controls Inc||S3841|
|Omni Powertrain Technologies||S4542|
|Parker Hannifin Corporation||S4341|
|PQ Controls Inc.||S3250|
|Rota Engineering Limited||S3113|
|Salami Fluid Power Systems NA||S3255|
|Scanreco US Inc||N1921|
|SUCO ESI North America||S3856|
|Sun Hydraulics, LLC||S3241|
|SungJi Hydraulics Co., Ltd.||S3458|
|The Lee Company||S4257|
|The Oilgear Company||S3541|
|Thomas Magnete USA LLC||S3034|
|Vanair Manufacturing Inc||E911|
|Winner Hydraulics Corporation||S3163|
Big names, big opportunities
A key part of the Utility Expo is the opportunity to ride and drive many of the machines in the demo part of the event. It covers more than 30 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits and product demonstrations. Equipment at The Utility Expo includes (but is not limited to) all-terrain carriers, attachments, components, earthmoving, environmental, light, overhead & maintenance, material handling, recycling, safety, testing, transportation, trenching, trenchless, and trucks and utility materials/supplies.
Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground, and overhead.
Like earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, sustainability initiatives, new regulations, and technological innovation will take center stage at Utility Expo. A range of alternative power solutions are being considered: replacing the diesel engine, reconfiguring the engine to run on alternative fuels, and making the diesel engine as efficient as possible. This year’s event will highlight alternative power throughout the show.
Attendees can anticipate a wide range of products, including:
- Ditch Witch’s AT120 All terrain Directional Drill and Warlock Series W12 Hydrovac
- Elliott Equipment’s E150i Multi-Mode Aerial and E190 Aerial Work Platform
- McElroy’s Tritan 560
- Sherman+Reilly’s Electric Duct Dawg E+
- Terex’s HyPower SmartPTO by Viatec and All-Electric Bucket Truck
- Volvo’s DD25 Electric Asphalt Compactor and EC230 Electric Midsize Excavator
Three days of education opportunities
More than 50 education sessions will be available throughout the event, with opportunities to delve into safety, fleet maintenance and more. Hydraulics is being given a special focus during one of its Field Classrooms.
The Equipment Hydraulics classroom will allow attendees to earn 1.5 professional development hours (PDHs) for this field classroom. There are many decisions to be considered when purchasing and maintaining equipment and the hydraulic systems play a crucial role. Time is money and your equipment’s hydraulic system can work with you or against you. This walking classroom through the show floor will help you understand how the hydraulic systems of equipment can work to achieve your utility and construction project goals.
- Understand the variety of hydraulic systems and the best applications for each.
- Learn how to evaluate your company’s needs to select the right hydraulic system.
- Gain key insights on a comprehensive maintenance program and the best oil type for your work flow.
Field classrooms require the purchase of an education ticket to participate. If space is still available, attendees can purchase through registration online or onsite.
New Community Zone experience
Utility and infrastructure pros are not only able to see and experience the latest overhead and underground infrastructure equipment and technologies at work, they will also have a new space to gather and recharge. The new Community Zone experience, located in the North Lobby, will feature daily events including presentations, live music, and samples of local products.
“The Community Zone is both a place for attendees to gather and recharge, but also a gateway to the City of Louisville itself,” Rozum continued. “We hope everyone that stops by this area is then inspired to explore this fascinating city at the end of the show day.”
Another feature at The Utility Expo is the free “Utility Rocks” street party Wednesday at 8 p.m., featuring local rock band The Crashers at Louisville’s famous Fourth Street LIVE! outdoor stage.
Utility infrastructure professionals can save 30% on their badge by using the code NEWS30 during the registration process until August 18.
Visit theutilityexpo.com for more details and to register.
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