Attendees listen to Paul Robischon of MN LTAP and his Truck Weight Education Program, one of the many educational seminars Towmaster had scheduled for the day.
Colin Keinath (L), product development, and Kurt Schwartz, sales marketing, both of KM International, with their most popular model, the KM 800DT, perfect for any township or municipality.
Ramsey County, Minn., Heavy Equipment Mechanic Ryan Milbrandt (L) with Paul Sorleder, truck sales, Astleford Truck, with an International Worksaver.
(L-R): RDO of Burnsville, Minn., had its top- notch team of Chris Mullen, sales professional; Ryan Miller, sales professional; and Jesse Miller, sales professional, with a John Deere 624K wheel loader.
(L-R): Towmaster Sales Manager Chris Pokornowski, CFO Janelle Johnson, In-House Sales Ryan Kral, In-House Sales Anna Johnson and Regional Sales Manager Bob Pace.
Titan Machinery, Shakopee, Minn., had Wacker Neuson Market Development Specialist Greg Ramer on hand grilling chicken, pork and steaks for attendees.
(L-R) Len Stulc, president of Towmaster Trailers; Tom Bethel, Titan Machinery government sales, Shakopee, Minn.; Towmaster Founder Harlan Palm; and Janelle Johnson, Towmaster CFO with a Titan Machinery Case 721F.
Local Minnesota State Reps Scott Newman (L) and Dean Urdahl attended.
Entertainment was provided by David Malmberg (L), ventriloquist, with EMCEE Tim Erickson, truck sales manager, Towmaster Truck Equipment.
More than 400 registered for the free lunch.
Casey Jandera (L), Jackson County chief mechanic, with Tanner McClain, operator of the Jackson County minimizer trailer, Blooming Prairie, Minn.
Evan Nelson, the city of Woodbury, with his new truck, a Mack GU812 from Nuss Truck, Roseville, Minn.
Kit Jablonski, Towmaster Truck Body production specialist, checks out a Bobcat one millionth special edition T650 loader with a Bobcat 84 in. (25.6 cm) sweeper attachment provided by Farm-Rite Equipment, Dassel, Minn.
Approximately 350 attendees from city, county, state, township, airport and school district departments registered for Towmaster's one-day Equipment and Education Expo on July 15 in Litchfield, Minn.
The day featured demonstrations, training, and a meal, all free.
This exclusive event has proven to be a great success by offering seminars that not only offer information but in some cases can count toward continuing education credits, and can save the cost of taking the courses separately.
This year, Towmaster offered three morning seminars:
• Getting the Most Out of Your SSC6100 Controls by Force America.
• Doing Research to Make Your Work Life Better from The Minnesota Local Road Research.
• Truck-Weight Education Program in cooperation with Minnesota LTAP.
During the free lunch, guest speaker David Malmberg offered comedy, voice tossing, storytelling and music.
More than 30 vendors were in attendance, offering demonstrations, product information, and answered any questions.
In addition to the general attendees, members of the Meeker County Board of Commissioners, Litchfield Chamber of Commerce, along with local State Reps. Dean Urdahl and Scott Newman attended.