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HCEA Scores New Members

The Historical Construction Equipment Association gained about 180 new members at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2011, and several companies committed to corporate memberships.

April 22, 2011

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the construction, dredging and surface-mining-equipment industries, gained new membership at Conexpo-Con/Agg. Approximately 180 people, representing 43 states, six Canadian provinces, and seven other countries, joined the HCEA as individual members; and several companies committed to corporate memberships.

HCEA’s exhibit featured the first production unit of their 1:10 scale model of the 1839 Otis steam shovel. HCEA Archivist Thomas Berry said it’s “the oldest new machine at the show.” The model retails for $4,500, which is coincidentally the same price as the original machine. “We held the price for over 170 years,” said HCEA President Larry Kotkowski.

The HCEA has more than 4,300 members in 25 countries. In addition to its magazine and hosting an annual working exhibition of restored construction equipment (to be held July 8-10 in Penfield, Ill.), it operates the National Construction Equipment Museum and archives in Bowling Green, Ohio. Individual memberships are $30 in the USA/Canada, and $40 elsewhere. Information is available at www.hcea.net or e-mailing info@hcea.net.

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