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A Big Hit With Towers!


By Steve Temple

urning a popular quip on its head, “What happens in Vegas, actually doesn’t stay there— especially when it comes to towers. Rather than claiming they have a ton of memories that they can’t talk about, towers had plenty to discuss after American Towman’s “ShowPlace Las Vegas” event. First off, we held the event at a new venue, the Westgate Resort right off the Strip, where attendees could get in on more of the local action. This move proved to be a welcome change for attendees and exhibitors alike, with dozens of lightto heavy-duty rigs on display, plus a wide array of towing products and

services. There was a strong turnout of colorfully customized trucks in the pageant area, plus plenty of towers at hands-on training demos and the numerous business seminars and conferences. American Towman’s publisher Dennie Ortiz summed up the event this way: “Towers from across the country came to catch up with each other and hook up with suppliers— and of course have a bit of Vegas fun! So clearly the high rollers in play were not only at the gaming tables but also the kind who roll on tow trucks. The accompanying photos tell the story—just don’t keep it to yourself!

Our Field Editor Terry Abejuela lent a hand in the training sessions.

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