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Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 ( #459 )
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ICUEE ranked second largest
Milwaukee, WI, United States

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) has been ranked as the second largest show of any industry in the US in 2009.
This is according to the annual "Gold 100" list of Trade Show Executive magazine.
ICUEE 2009 covered over 1 million net square feet (92,903 sqm) of exhibit space and was topped only by the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show. ICUEE 2009 attracted over 16,500 delegates, the second-largest in US trade show history. The next ICUEE will be held from 4-6 October 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, Kentucky.

(L to R) LBMH directors Neil Farrimond and Greg White are welcomed to Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks UK by regional manager Martyn Davies.
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks appoints LBMH
Wigan, United Kingdom

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has appointed Wigan-based LB Materials Handling (LBMH) as its authorised dealer.
Mike Jones, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks UK general manager, says LBMH is "one of the region’s largest and most respected sales and service operations".
LBMH currently supports over 300 north-western UK businesses and is able to service national customers.

Terex AWP and Manitou sign agreement
Redmond, WA, United States and Ancenis, France

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) and Manitou have signed a reciprocal supply and marketing agreement.
Terex AWP will manufacture 7.92m (26 feet) and 9.75m (32 feet) self-propelled, rough-terrain diesel scissor lifts for sale by Manitou as the 100SC and 120SC. Manitou will mainly use its dealer networks to sell the models to end-users.
Manitou will manufacture 5.7m (18.7 feet) and 7.9m (26 feet) self-propelled, vertical masts for sale by Terex AWP under its Genie brand as the GR20J and GR26J. Terex AWP will focus on marketing them through its rental channel.

Nissan hosts visit by Mazullo, Fujisaki and Pramadwinai
Marengo, IL, United States

Nissan Forklift Corporation has hosted a visit by US Representative Don Mazullo, Japanese ambassador to the US Ichiro Fujisaki and Thai ambassador Don Pramadwinai.
The delegation was in Northern Illinois to search for foreign investment opportunities.
Nissan’s Illinois facility has a team of 275 employees working in product design, engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket support. Nissan Forklift has been manufacturing forklifts for over 50 years, nearly half that time in Marengo, Illinois.

Bac2 raises further investment round
Southampton, United Kingdom

Fuel cell components company Bac2 has raised new funds to support the growing commercialisation of its fuel cell components business and the continuing development of new applications of its materials portfolio.
The first closing of an issue of ordinary shares led by Fair-Lead Partners of London on 31 March has secured commitments from new and existing investors to buy ordinary shares at GBP110 (USD167.95) a share, raising a total of GBP1 million (USD1.5 million). The funding round will remain open for further subscriptions until 10 May 2010.
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