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The Utility Expo Returns to Louisville

More than 850 exhibitors will showcase their equipment, products and services at this year’s Utility Expo, a biennial event produced by the Association of Equipment Managers and held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The 2023 event – which takes place September 26-28 – is currently on track to become the largest Utility Expo to date.

Featured exhibitors include Altec; Caterpillar; Custom Truck One Source; Ditch Witch; Elliott Equipment; Fat Truck; Greenlee; John Deere; LineWise; Milwaukee Tool; Prinoth; Sherman+Reilly; Terex; Vermeer; and Volvo Construction Equipment.

“Whether this is your first Utility Expo or you’ve been to the show before, I can guarantee you will find something new at the show that you’ll want to incorporate into your business practices,” said John Rozum, show director.

In addition to the 1.4 million square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space that attendees will have access to, this year’s show will feature a lineup of more than 50 educational sessions. These will be a mix of field classrooms, educational workshops and free sessions covering a variety of topics, from new technologies to traffic safety, locating and more.

“Our education offerings at the show range from peer-to-peer demos to professional instruction,” Rozum said. “Whether you prefer to learn in the classroom or in the driver’s seat, The Utility Expo has you covered.”

The show is also launching several new offerings for 2023. For example, the Community Zone experience, located in the North Lobby, will offer daily events, including presentations, live music and local product samples. The new “Utility Rocks” street party – featuring a local rock band at the Fourth Street Live! outdoor stage – takes place September 27 at 8 p.m. Another opportunity not to be missed is the new Safety Symposium, which offers 10 sessions and two different certifications from the American Traffic Safety Services Association.

“The education programs ATSSA will present at The Utility Expo can help participants expand their knowledge about traffic safety while on the job,” Rozum said. “This is a great opportunity for contractors to bring their crew to hear about emerging safety technologies or to become a traffic control technician and earning an ATSSA Flagger Certification, while also checking out the latest equipment on the show floor.”



Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.