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National Heavy Equipment Show and Expo Grands Travaux

January 23, 2009  By  Andy Bateman

23, 2009 – Two major trade shows are in the right place at the right time to benefit
from federal government infrastructure funding worth $10.2 billion for the
provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Ontario, the National Heavy Equipment Show will
be held in Toronto on March 5th and 6th,
2009, while Quebec hosts the second Expo
Grands Travaux in Montreal
on April 3rd and 4th, 2009. The federal funding is
earmarked for several infrastructure projects and is expected to give a welcome
boost to construction activity in both provinces. The shows’ producers are
optimistic that the funding will in turn generate increased interest in the wide
range of construction equipment and services on display.

the terms of the seven-year Building Canada Infrastructure Framework Agreement,
some $6.2 billion will be provided to Ontario
and $4 billion to Quebec
to help fund their critical infrastructure projects. The new Building Canada
funding will be used in Ontario
to supplement the province’s five-year, $30 billion-plus investment plan to be
completed by 2010. Quebec
says the federal financing will support the $30 billion of infrastructure
investments that were announced in the 2007 provincial budget. (See Aggregates
& Roadbuilding September/ October 2008).

Expo Grands Travaux
The successful launch of Expo Grands Travaux in 2006 confirmed demand
for a heavy equipment show in Montreal, with its sold out floor show and a
reported attendance figure of 9 000.  According
to show producer and manager Master Promotions Limited, the
2009 Expo Grands
Travaux promises to be bigger and better, with the move to a new spring date
and show cycle in the off year of the
Conexpo-Con/Agg Show in Las Vegas


Grands Travaux is endorsed by the ACRGTQ (Association des constructeurs de
routes et grands travaux du Québec) and the APMLQ (Association des
propriétaires de machinerie lourde du Québec Inc) and the CAED (Canadian
Association of Equipment Distributors – Quebec Chapter).  

& Roadbuilding will be publishing the official show guide.

Show hours are: Friday, April 3rd,
2009, 10:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 9:00am –
5:00pm. The show is located at the Olympic

more information on Expo Grands Travaux, contact Mark Cusack at Master Promotions Ltd:1.888.454.7469 or by email at

National Heavy Equipment Show

Billed as the largest trade show for
construction in Canada, the annual National Heavy Equipment Show attracts over
10 000 visitors from across the country each year to see the latest in equipment,
products and services available on the market today. This year’s show has been
reconfigured to launch The Gravel Pit, the show’s newest feature, and also increase
the size of popular features such as Backhoe Rodeo and Rental Equipment

Aggregates and Roadbuilding
Magazine is delighted to be the official presenter of The Gravel Pit and will
also publish the show’s official Show Guide and official preview. Described as
the largest and most complete display of aggregate machinery in the country,
the extensive list of equipment on display at The Gravel Pit will include crushers, screens, conveyors, aggregate
plants, scales, recyclers, haul trucks, dump trucks, screening plants, testing
equipment, excavators & attachments, wheel loaders, hydraulic breakers,
aggregate washing equipment, dewatering systems, construction drill, drives,
motors and lubricants as well as industry related professional services such as
consulting & environmental services.

National Heavy Equipment Show is supported by the Canadian Association of
Equipment Distributors (CAED), a recognized organization of more than 300
corporations selling and servicing machinery and equipment (light, medium and
heavy) for the construction, mining, forestry, oil and gas industries in Canada. CAED
also serves an allied membership of manufacturers, financial organizations, the
trade press and specialized service firms. The Ontario Hot Mix Producers
Association (OHMPA), a long time supporter of the show, has once again chosen
the show as the venue for its Annual Spring Operations Seminar.

hours are
Thursday March 5th, 2009 from 9:00am – 8:00pm and Friday
March 6th, 2009 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The show is located at the International Centre, Toronto, ON

National Heavy Equipment Show and Expo Grands Travaux are produced and managed by
Master Promotions Limited.

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