The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) will host its 28th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition Aug. 16 to 18, 2013 at the International Union of Operating Engineers’ Local 150 Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program Center east of Wilmington, Ill.
The show will feature demonstrations and displays of antique construction machinery, including horse-drawn, steam, gas and diesel-powered equipment, as well as cable and hydraulic shovels and cranes, hit and miss engines, antique trucks, tractors and more.
The Local 150 facility is home to a pair of fully restored and operable Erie B steam excavators—a shovel and a crane—which will be the featured machines for the show.
The show is open to the public. The show will run from 9 a.m. to dusk on August 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 17, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 18. Admission is free for Local 150 members and children under 12. Admission per person 12 or over is $8 per day or $15 for a weekend pass.
International Union of Operating Engineers’ Local 150 Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program Center is located at 19800 West Arsenal Road, approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago.