FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2012
Durst Attendance at World of Concrete a Big Success
CLINTON, Wis. — Representatives from the Durst Sales and Engineering teams joined more than 52,000 attendees at this year’s World of Concrete show, held January 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The international gathering afforded an excellent opportunity for Durst to meet face to face with numerous customers and prospective customers all together in one location.
“As a truly international event, World of Concrete attracts original equipment manufacturers from around the world and U.S. distributors of equipment for the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries,” said John Locarno, Global Sales and Marketing Manager.
A who’s who of industry powerhouses, World of Concrete enabled Durst staff to spend quality time with dozens of diverse companies ranging from Sany, a global leader in heavy machinery, to Gomaco Corporation, a well-know manufacturer of concrete paving equipment, to Power Curbers, Inc., which manufactures slipform machinery for concrete curbs and gutters.
“We were able to engage key decision makers, managers and engineers in a wide range of topics,” Locarno said. “In-depth discussions focused on such issues as the outlook for the economy, technology trends and applications that will directly affect the Durst product lines used in construction machinery.”
Leading suppliers showcased in their indoor and outdoor exhibits innovative products and technologies, some of which were equipped with Durst pump drives. For instance, Gomaco Corporation displayed its economical GP 2400 slipform paver.
“The GP 2400 successfully incorporates a Durst pump drive for transmitting power from the diesel engine to the individual pumps,” Locarno pointed out. “We compared this system with other exhibitors’ products utilizing similar configurations.”
World of Concrete coincided with the launch of Durst’s new model 11D transfer case. Durst engineered the heavy-duty gearbox for the operational demands of rugged off-highway applications, including mobile construction equipment.
“Durst will introduce five model sizes in our new modular transfer case family in 2012,” Locarno noted. “The 11D is the first offering, and we are very interested in exploring applications for cement vehicles that require four-wheel-drive traction. We talked to several truck chassis manufacturers exhibiting at the show about strategies to make Durst transfer cases part of the truck platform specification.”
Durst will be attending many different industry trade show events in 2012, and the company’s first show of the year was eagerly anticipated.
“All in all, World of Concrete was a big success for us,” Locarno said. “We made many valuable contacts and were able to have numerous discussions regarding the development of new technologically advanced products. Our objective is to provide innovative solutions that serve the needs of our customers”
Durst, a Regal company headquartered in Clinton, Wis., is a worldwide leader in gear drives and transmissions. Durst boasts one of the most comprehensive mechanical power transmission product offerings for on- and off-highway and specialty vehicle equipment in North America. With over 75 years of industrial experience, Durst offers full design, development and test capabilities utilizing work cells, flexible automation, three-dimensional solid modeling and four-square testing. Whether standard, modified or custom, products are designed and manufactured to customer specifications. For more information, call (800) 356-0775 or visit the Durst website at www.durstdrives.com.