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Utility Expo Opens in Louisville

The Utility Expo, formerly known as the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition, kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Covering more than 30 acres, the three-day show is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors to glimpse the latest industry technologies, innovations, and trends.

The show announced some guidelines to protect against COVID. Masks will not be required for vaccinated show participants, and social distancing requirements have been removed. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the show. The aisles in the indoor spaces will be wider than in previous years.  The Utility Expo website said organizers will “implement new guidelines and protocols as required at the time of the show.”  

A number of educational sessions are planned, including field classrooms on the show floor. The interactive, walking classrooms are 90-minute sessions led by industry experts. Attendees can choose from 28 sessions on topics such as fleet management, fleet accessories, safety, vegetation management, and aerial devices.

Attendees can also purchase on-demand materials, choosing from more than 60 sessions that they can access starting Oct. 1 and are available for a year. Topics include safety, business best practices, pipeline solutions, equipment technology, workforce development, underground solutions, drones, DOT updates, and aerial solutions.

A water pavilion education program organized by Storm Water Solutions and Water & Wastes Digest includes live demonstrations led by industry experts. Topics include asset management, best management practices, digitization and automation, energy efficiency, erosion and sediment control, and funding.


The Jobsite

When: Tuesday to Thursday during show hours

Where: Just outside Broadbent Arena

Consisting of 80,000 square feet of outdoor space dedicated to creating an actual construction site, the Jobsite promotes a positive, meeting-in-the-middle approach to solving damage-prevention issues.

The Roundtable

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Broadbent Arena

A series of four-person unscripted conversations focusing on the risk of excavation damage to underground utilities and discussing strategies to protect workers and the public from excavation-related accidents. Sessions are free. Registration is not required.

Free Concert: Rocking Wednesday at Fourth Street Live! 

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Fourth Street Live!

Music by The Crashers at Louisville’s hottest entertainment and dining destination, Fourth Street Live!

Bourbon, Beer & Bites Networking Reception

When: Thursday, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: North Lobby

Join industry peers and sample unique local flavors of Louisville. Sample bourbon from distilleries located in Kentucky. Local breweries will also be on site with some of their most popular beers. Kentucky-inspired cuisine available as well. 



ASA Hydraulik of America…A1232

Barko Hydraulics…E629

Bailey International…A1056

Bondioli & Pavesi…B1034

Bucher Hydraulics…A1430

Casappa Corp. …A1405


Continental Hydraulics…A1541


Dinamic Oil North America…N2132

Dixon Quick Couplings…B1834


Dynamic Fluid Components…A1329

Dynatect Manufacturing…A1555

Eaton Corp. …A1411

EZ Trac…N1420

GS Global Resources…A1556

Hannay Reels…B1216

Harrison Hydra-Gen…B1423

HAWE Hydraulik…A1520





IC Fluid Power…B1221



MP Filtri…B1943

Muncie Power Products…B1522

North American Hydraulics…B1028

OEM Controls & Data Delivery…A1546

OTTO Controls…B1716

Parker Hannifin…A1830


Piranha Hose Products (Kuriyama)…N2853

Polygon Composites Technology…A1243

Reelcraft Industries…N2641

Salami SpA…A1050

Stucchi SRL…A1460

Suco Technologies…B1823

Sun Hydraulics…A1504

Sunfab Hydraulics…B1241

Texas Hydraulics…A1704

The Lee Company…B2013

Thomas Magnete USA…A1431

Tuson Corp. …A1642

Vanair Manufacturing…E1013

VIS Hydraulics…B1732

WIKA Mobile Control…N1232

Advertisers are in bold


For more information, visit www.theutilityexpo.com/.

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