Record-breaking Turnout for the 2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

April 9, 2018

Moncton, NB – Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show took place this past Thursday and Friday, April 5th and 6th in Moncton. The 32nd edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show sprawled over 200,000 square feet of the Moncton Coliseum Complex showcasing heavy iron, and the supporting products and services that keep forestry & road building industries running day in and day out.

The show is marking a massive success for 2018 with the largest turnout in its 32-year history. Over the course of two busy days, the event welcomed a record-breaking 14,800 attendees.

“Exhibitors experienced tons of great interaction on the floor, with thousands of qualified buyers enjoying the region’s largest show of this kind,” said Mark Cusack, National Show Manager.

“The success of this show is a positive indicator on the state of Atlantic Canada’s heavy equipment industries right now. We are happy to play a part in helping these sectors thrive,” added Cusack.

Visitors walking the show floor had the opportunity to connect with massive displays of cutting-edge equipment. Notable features included the “Recruiting Here” program, which connects job seekers with exhibitors looking to grow their ranks and hire new employees, along with a wide variety of in-booth giveaways, show-only specials and promotions.

Held for the second edition in a row, many visitors took advantage of participating in the pre-registration Passport Prize showcase. Show visitors who pre-registered by a specific deadline received a ballot for a chance to win a prize showcase worth thousands of dollars, sponsored by Selco Equipment, Liebherr, Maritime Case Ltd., Nova Truck Centres, and United Rentals.

Congratulations to the winner of the pre-registration prize showcase, Thomas Robichaud from Rothesay, New Brunswick. Thomas pre-registered for the show to receive a ballot in the mail, collected stamps from the tall five sponsoring exhibitors’ booths, and deposited his completed ballot in one of the ballot boxes at the show.

Thanks in addition to A.L.P.A. Equipment, Official Lanyard & Attendee Bag Sponsor, and HiTech Communications, Official Communication Provider.

Held every two years, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show will now begin planning its next edition for 2020. Next up is Expo Grands Travaux, April 27-18, 2016 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, followed by TRUXPO, taking place May 11-12, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC.


Media Inquiries: 

Mark Cusack, National Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.
Phone: 506-658-0018
Toll free: 1-888-454-7469


The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show is owned and sponsored by the Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) and produced by Master Promotions Ltd.


Moncton Coliseum
377 Killam Drive
Moncton, NB E1C 3T1
(506) 857-4100

2018 Sponsors

Official Lanyard & Attendee Bag Sponsor


Official Communication ProviderHi tech sponsors


The Atlantic Land Improvement Contractors Association (ALICA) is pleased to be the sponsor and driving force behind this very successful industry event since its inception in 1986.

For several decades, ALICA has supported the construction and forestry industries by way of training, education and relevant industry discussion. ALICA is proud to give back to these thriving industries by sponsoring bursaries, scholarships and other initiatives, thus supporting the future of these trades.

The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show has become a gathering place for road building, construction and forestry professionals who look to this show to keep themselves apprised of the trends in their respective industries and to help them make purchasing decisions. The high quality and profile of this event is due in large part to the effort of our Exhibitors who “go all out” every two years with impressive displays and equipment. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past support and we look forward to seeing you in Moncton in April of 2018.

Mike Shea, President, ALICA


Mark Cusack

National Show Manager

Moira Pellerine

Marketing & Operations Manager

Sydney Peacock

Attendee Marketing Coordinator