April 5, 2012

Greg Granberg
National Sales Manager
(608) 361-5508
Fax: (608) 365-6812

Durst Sees History Being Made at Work Truck Show 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A milestone for the commercial-duty vehicle industry occurred in March, and the Durst team was on hand to witness this slice of history. The Work Truck Show 2012, held March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, hosted a record turnout. “North America’s Largest Work Truck Event” certainly lived up to its name as the 2012 edition attracted more attendees, exhibitors and product launches than ever before.

“The Work Truck Show is a must-see for any company involved in the manufacture of commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories,” said John Locarno, Durst’s Global Sales and Marketing Manager. “Durst worm gear drives and parallel shaft drives work hard on salt spreaders, pavers, snowplows and roadway maintenance equipment. As a leading manufacturer, we were eager to interact with peers, meet other suppliers and visit with exhibiting companies.”

Here are some of the key stats from this year’s show, which is produced annually by NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry. More than 10,400 industry professionals filled the 500,000-plus square feet of exhibit space to see problem-solving products for work trucks. A record 563 exhibitors displayed the newest Class 1-8 truck chassis, bodies, equipment and components.

New products continue to be a significant draw for attendees. This year, more than 120 exhibiting companies launched at least 140 new products, including alternative fuel systems, vehicle components, truck equipment and full-size trucks.

“We are looking forward to a very busy trade show schedule in 2012,” Locarno noted. “Events like the Work Truck Show are a vital link to the marketplace. We are able to expand our knowledge of industry trends, communicate with customers and network with industry professionals.”

About Durst

Durst, a Regal company headquartered in Clinton, Wis., is a worldwide leader in gear drives and transmissions. Durst is a complete solutions provider, boasting 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, custom application 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