The New York State Fairgrounds is currently featuring the Central New York Hard Hat Expo. Vendors from all parts of the construction industry are displaying their products for potential consumers to buy, and for competitors to see where they stand in the industry. Show Manager Bruce Button expects upwards of 10,000 people to attend over today and Thursday.
"It’s really the only major construction equipment show in the whole northeast," said Button, "so anybody this time of year when they make buying decisions know that they can come to one place to see all major lines of equipment.”
There are two full buildings at the fairgrounds filled with heavy machinery, trucks, and other construction equipment. The expo ran from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today, and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is free.