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Big Iron, big wheels attract thousands to B.C. trade show

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September 29, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show ­– British Columbia’s big iron showcase – took place from September 19 to 20 at TRADEX in Abbotsford, and for the first time ever it was co-located with TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show.

The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show provides a venue for equipment owners, operators and purchasers in general construction, trucking, public works, utilities, aggregate production, road building and maintenance from across Western Canada to see, demo and purchase equipment and services.

The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show had 3,240 registered visitors while TRUXPO’s boasted a record-breaking 10,352 visitors. A variety of industry professionals went to one or both shows.

“We had a lot of visitors with interests in both the heavy equipment and trucking industries,” said Mark Cusack, national show manager. “There was a lot of crossover traffic between the two shows. Certainly the idea of having both Pacific Heavy and TRUXPO on the same weekend was well-received by exhibitors and visitors alike, and appears to be a winning formula that we’ll keep for the next event in 2016.”

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