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ACE Queensland gets Ministerial tick

The Honourable Jeff Seeney MP, the Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, cut the ribbon across the entry into the Expo and took a guided tour through the exhibition.

?It?s a great expo and it?s good to see equipment still being manufactured locally in Queensland,? he said.

?ACE Queensland 2012 provides an unprecedented advantage to the public, as a lot of these new products and services will most likely be what they will be working with in the future,? Construction & Mining Equipment Industry Group (CMEIG) national president Andrew Moir explained.

More than 100 exhibitors showcased products, equipment and services and more than 4000 people were estimated to attend over the three days. Coates Hire?s stand, which featured an ice sculpture, was one of the largest, covering more than 9000m2 of indoor and outdoor space.

Other highlights to this year?s Expo included the Hitachi stand, where visitors experienced the thrill of driving the excavator on one of their simulators. Digga also launched the world?s largest screw anchor drive, which was more than 2.4 metres tall and weighed over three tonnes.

As well as being a ?one stop shop? for innovative construction and mining technology, ACE Queensland 2012 featured a free walk-in seminar program presented by a range of industry leaders and professionals.

Topics included coastal shipping as an option for interstate transport and over dimensional transport in Queensland.

Source: Australian Construction and Equipment Expo Queensland

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