COVER STORY- Equip Brought Out The Industry’s Best –
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Spreading out even more so than ever before, the annual Equip Exposition for the power equipment and outdoor living and landscape industry offered more than 1 million sq. ft. of indoor exhibits and 30 acres outside for demos at the Kentucky Exposition Center
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Equip Brought Out The Industry's Best
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Spreading out even more so than ever before, the annual Equip Exposition for the power equipment and outdoor living and landscape industry offered more than 1 million sq. ft. of indoor exhibits and 30 acres outside for demos at the Kentucky Exposition Center, in late October. The jam-packed show floor had an exceptionally festive air to it this year, as Equip celebrated 40 years as the go to gathering place for the green industry. All the halls were filled, and the demo space was maxed out. Equip really is the place to be, as the only show in the industry where you can dig, cut, mow, mulch and test a variety of equipment plus an expanded UTV track outside.
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