Utility Contractor

MAY-JUN 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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The company's growth and light equipment product line continued to expand, resulting in the company's relocation closer to Milwaukee, Wis- consin, in 1986. Today, the company's U.S. headquarters in Menomonee Falls and is home to research and development, engineering, manufac- turing, sales, marketing, aftermarket services and an extensive training academy. Additional facilities include a manufacturing plant located in Nor- ton Shores, Michigan, which was a re- sult of the 2006 acquisition of Ground Heaters Inc., and a full logistics and warehouse facility located in German- town, Wisconsin. While the company is often known as the "rammer company," it goes well beyond that single product mental- ity. Wacker Neuson's U.S. operation is responsible for the manufacturing of walk-behind and ride-on rollers, trash pumps, portable and mobile genera- tors, walk-behind and ride-on trowels, light towers, heaters, and most recently skid steers and compact track loaders. These products are among the more than 300 available under the Wacker Neuson brand, which also includes wheel loaders, telehandlers, excavators, dumpers, vibratory plates, internal and external vibrators and saws. Wacker Neuson is now defined as a leading global manufacturer of high quality light and compact equipment used in construction, landscape, agricul- ture, utility, residential, municipal and industrial markets. The company's long tradition of countless innovations has changed the way customers work, build and transport goods all over the world. May/June 2018 | Utility Contractor 11 Charles Machine Works' Johnson Tapped as ICUEE 2019 Show Chair ICUEE-The Demo Expo announces Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles Machine Works, has been named 2019 show chair. He leads the exhibition's manage- ment committee, a volunteer group of utility construction industry executives responsible for overall show planning. ICUEE, the International Construc- tion and Utility Equipment Exposition, will take place Oct. 1-3, 2019 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Lou- isville, Kentucky. The biennial show is known as The Demo Expo for its exten- sive equipment test drives and interac- tive product demonstrations. "AEM welcomes the knowledge, ex- perience and active participation of Rick and all the management committee members. We are fortunate to have such a strong group of leaders providing stra- tegic guidance as we also develop the longer-term vision for ICUEE into the next decade to meet industry needs," said ICUEE Show Director John Rozum. Johnson joined Charles Machine Works in 1987, holding positions with increasing responsibilities, including chief financial officer.

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