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Central New York’s Hard Hat Expo gears up for 39th year

“The largest construction trade show this side of the Mississippi” returns to the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds this March, and organizers are anticipating another strong showing this year after a very well-received event in 2023.

Central New York’s Hard Hat Expo (Syracuse, NY) is the largest construction trade show event of its kind East of the Mississippi River.

Running annually for nearly four decades and hosted at the New York State Fairgrounds just outside Syracuse, the Hard Hat Expo is the preeminent construction trade show in the Eastern U.S. The Hard Hat Expo stands as a cornerstone event for the construction community, bringing together industry professionals, suppliers, experts and enthusiasts from throughout the region.

The expo’s journey began in 1985 with a vision to create a platform that fosters innovation, collaboration and growth within multiple aspects of the construction industry. The expo brought that vision to life; it has evolved into an annual “can’t miss” destination for networking, learning and showcasing cutting-edge products and technologies.

Attendees comprise municipal superintendents and public works managers, heavy construction and highway construction companies, excavation companies, utility contractors, road and highway maintenance (including snow and ice management), landscapers and hardscapers, aggregate producers, paving companies, corporate maintenance and groundskeeping, land clearing/logging and demolition contractors.

Key highlights of the Hard Hat Expo include:

  • An Extensive Exhibitor Showcase: With more than 135 exhibitors spanning various sectors of the construction industry, the Hard Hat Expo offers a comprehensive display of state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, materials and services.
  • Invaluable Networking Opportunities: The expo serves as a vibrant hub for networking – connecting you with peers, potential clients/suppliers and industry experts and fostering valuable relationships.
  • A Pure” Trade Show Setting: Promoted through industry association relationships, print advertising, digital advertising, social media and local equipment dealer locations, the Hard Hat Expo offers two days of solid interaction potential between exhibitors and attendees on the show floor.
  • Lee Trade Shows’ Signature Skid Steer Rodeo Competition: Operators from varied aspects of the attendee group compete on exhibitor machines for prizes (and bragging rights) every year.

As we prepare to celebrate our 39th year, it is our hope that you will consider participating. Your presence and expertise would contribute to the continued success of this targeted event. If you are interested in exhibiting or simply attending, do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are committed to making your experience at the Hard Hat Expo both productive and enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you to our event, where we will celebrate the past, embrace the present and shape the future of the construction industry.

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