The 2009 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) will feature the colocation of the new H2O-XPO exhibition, targeting water and wastewater utility equipment and products. H2O-XPO is sponsored by the National Rural Water Association (NRWA).

Both events will be held Oct. 6-8, 2009 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Ky. NRWA also will hold its annual conference in conjunction with ICUEE 2009 and H2O-XPO 2009.

The colocation is the result of partnering efforts between NRWA and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which owns and produces ICUEE. The goal is to provide increased efficiencies for participants in both events, to maximize the return on their trade show investment.

The colocated shows will provide expanded educational and networking opportunities. Attendees will have access to a broader spectrum of exhibiting companies and products, and exhibitors will have increased exposure to the water and wastewater utility segment. ICUEE 2009 and H2O-XPO 2009 are expected to attract 25,000 attendees, and will be the gathering place for industry professionals with electric, phone and cable, sewer and water, gas, general construction, landscaping and public works jobs.

Known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE 2009 will cover more than one million net square feet of outdoor and indoor exhibit space. H2O-XPO is anticipated to use an additional 60,000 net square feet for exhibits.

Attendees will be able to operate and test equipment, experiencing first hand the capabilities of machines in action at ground level, underground and overhead. Equipment displayed at ICUEE includes but is not limited to: all-terrain carriers, attachments, components, earthmoving, environmental, light, overhead and maintenance, material handling, recycling, safety, testing, transportation, trenching, trenchless, trucks, and utility materials/supplies.

NRWA with its affiliated state organizations is the largest water and wastewater utility membership association in the United States. AEM is the North American based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry (agriculture, construction, forestry, mining, utility).

"We are pleased to have the support of this prestigious industry group. This colocation illustrates the value of association cooperation for the benefit of both our memberships," states Megan Tanel, AEM vice president of exhibitions and ICUEE show manager.

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This article is a press release from the ICUEE. It was not written by a member of the CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION editorial staff.