MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012 Spotlights World’s Largest Trucks & Equipment

The National Mining Association’s (NMA) quadrennial exposition, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012 rolls into the Las Vegas Convention Center September 24-26, 2012, featuring fascinating visuals you will see nowhere else. The sheer size and scope of this industry are illustrated by some of the largest trucks and equipment in the world on the showroom floor. This equipment is so oversized that it must be shipped in pieces and assembled on-site weeks in advance.The Caterpillar Electro-motive Diesel (EMD) SD70ACE Locomotive — The first heavy haul locomotive to be displayed at MINExpo is designed specially to bring minerals to market. It weighs 420,000 pounds, or 210 tons, and is powered by a diesel electric motor that can get more than 600 miles to the gallon.The Liebherr T284 Mining Truck — This massive truck, designed to haul material to processing centers, weighs 261 tons and is over 51 feet tall. The trucks tires alone are over 12 feet tall.

MINExpo is the mining industry’s premier exhibition of equipment, technology and services. Once again, the 2012 show will break its own previous record for size and number of exhibitors. It will cover the entire Las Vegas Convention Center for a total of 860,000 square feet of exhibition space.The show is 42 percent bigger than the 2008 exhibition. Exhibitors will cover 12 halls as well as outdoor space at the Convention Center and, for the first time, the show will extend to the South Halls, where full registration and shuttle service will be available. More than 1,800 exhibitors from the U.S. and 35 countries are expected—a 40 percent increase over the prior show. MINExpo covers the mining industry gamut, from excavating, materials handling and haulage, processing and preparation, drilling, and safety equipment—to computer technologies, replacement parts and engineering, construction, mining, and reclamation services—all in one place.

To maximize time and efficiency at the show, attendees can indicate the products that interest them, and a list of exhibitors that match those interests will be emailed. An expanded online product directory will also be available, as well as a new mobile app. Pavilions from Australia, Canada, Chile, China and Germany are scheduled and information on joining delegations from from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Honduras, India, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Sweden and Ukraine is available at www.minexpo.org. The International Business Center, an escalator ride above the main entrance to the show, will provide translators, private meeting rooms, a lounge area and a complimentary copy of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012 Export Assistance Directory. The U.S. Department of Commerce will also have trade experts on hand to answer trade-related questions and to assist with exhibitor contacts.

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