The Historical Construction Equipment Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries.
Welcome to our new and expanded website!
THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND OLD EQUIPMENT EXPOSITION IS COMING!
August 7th-9th, Canandaigua, New York!
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You can learn about our organization and its activities, including our International Conventions and Old Equipment Expositions and the National Construction Equipment Museum and Archives. Our Forums offer venues for the buying and selling of equipment and parts, exchange of information and general discussion. You can also peruse Photo Galleries and a large assortment of Links to websites pertaining to construction, mining and dredging history.
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Thanks to our Corporate Members and Media Partners!
Corporate Members are businesses that have committed to support the HCEA through dues of $500 per year. Learn more about them and visit their websites on our Corporate Members page. Information on becoming a Corporate Member is available here.
Media Partners are publishers and publications in the industry trade press who have committed to help publicize the HCEA through such means as donated advertising space, running press releases, and linking us to their websites. Learn more about them and visit their websites on our Media Partners page. To participate in this program, contact us.
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Welcome to our newest Corporate Members!
Renfroe Mining and Grading of Gainesville, Georgia, was founded in 1963.
Boro Sand and Stone Corporation of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, has been “providing concrete results since 1960” as a family-owned provider of ready-mixed concrete, cement, washed sand, stone and other aggregates in southeastern Massachusetts.
Harry C. Crooker & Sons Inc. of Topsham, Maine, is a family owned and operated small business that has been around since the mid 1930s. Their main markets include earthwork, utilities, paving and aggregate production, but also provide crane servicers and snow removal and winter services.
Welcome, Renfroe Mining and Grading, Boro stand and Stone, and Harry C. Crooker & Sons, and thank you for your support!
Visit our Corporate Membership page for more information on this program!
Equipment World Magazine launches Model Mania
The HD19H Arrives!
The National Construction Equipment Museum has received its largest crawler tractor to date: the Allis-Chalmers HD19H that was donated by Rick Hornung of West Brooklyn, Illinois. IUOE Local 150 ASIP donated transportation to their facility near Wilmington, Illinois, and the repairs needed to make it ready to work at last year's show, and Lee Haak of Komatsu America Corporation (a Corporate Member of the HCEA) arranged for transportation to the Museum to be donated by S & S Trucking. The HD19 was the world's most powerful crawler tractor in the late 1940s; our thanks to all involved in making this very significant donation possible.
New Tractor Website Launched!
Roger Amato has launched a new website devoted to all types of older crawlers and dozers at www.classicdozers.com. The website with a banner picture of two dozers at the 2009 HCEA International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition, contains photo galleries with hundreds of pictures of crawlers, dozers, wheel dozers, and tracked loaders of all American manufacturers. Read more!
The HCEA has launched a new line of custom scale models of historic construction equipment, and our first is as historic as they come: A 1/10 scale model of the Otis Steam Shovel, the machine that started it all in 1835. This is a limited-edition model, with only 70 being produced. It is available with manual operation by cranks for $4,500. (Please note that the air-powered, electronic servo drive option has been discontinued.) See our online store for details and ordering information.
The HCEA is continuing to solicit applications for our engineering and construction management scholarships. Click here for more information and an application.
2014 Show Information
The 29th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition will be held August 7th through 9th, 2014, in conjunction with the New York Steam Engine Association’s Pageant of Steam in Canandaigua, New York. Please note that the show days are Thursday through Saturday, not Friday through Sunday. This is to conform to the hosting show, which starts August 6. In keeping with the special show schedule, the Board meeting will be in Wednesday, August 6, at 2:00 PM.
Canandaigua is approximately 30 miles southeast of Rochester, 70 miles west of Syracuse, and 90 miles east of Buffalo. Our last show in Canandaigua, in 2001, featured a wonderful assortment of equipment, and we look forward to more of the same this time.
DVDs and VHS cassettes are available for many past shows; visit our online store for details.
HCEA Members enjoy a subscription to Equipment Echoes, our quarterly magazine covering the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries. Our Chapters form the backbone our our organization and serve to unite members locally.
Building expansion campaign to be announced
We have a problem!
The National Construction Equipment Museum and Archives are full to capacity with machinery and historic records. Watch this site for an announcement and video describing an exciting new solution to the problem.