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Exhibitor interest in the 2014 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show has been good since space was made available earlier this year, with new space bookings coming in regularly, according to Misty Booth, Show Manager.

The biennial event, which is celebrating its 30-year history this year, is set for September 19-20 at the Burkhardt Pavilion and on the Starr Memorial Forest near Starkville, Miss. The family-friendly event incorporates equipment technology; continuing education classes for loggers and foresters; forest management tips for landowners; the Caterpillar (Prentice) loader championship; Log-A-Load for Kids fundraisers; and special activities for kids. On-line pre-registration ($15) will open June 23 at midsouthforestry.org; admission is $20 at the gate.

“The show attracted 5,500 attendees, guests and exhibitors in 2012—a record turnout—and with an improving economy, we hope to set a new record this year,” says Booth. “I encourage potential exhibitors to lock in space soon, as the prime spaces are going fast.”

Exhibitors as of April 15 included Hatton-Brown Publishers, Horizon Insurance Group, Thompson Machinery, Caterpillar, Nations Welding Service, Vermeer MidSouth, Bandit Industries, John Deere, Mississippi Loggers Association, MLA Insurance Services/Risk Management Partners, Stribling Equipment, Insurance & Risk Managers, Forestry Suppliers, Mississippi 811, GCR Tire Center, B&G Equipment, Tigercat Industries, Morbark, Waters International, Barko Hydraulics, Mississippi Forestry Association, Puckett Machinery, Alliance Tire Americas, Peterbilt of McComb, Chambers DeLimbinator, MLA Log-A-Load for Kids, Peterson Pacific, Davis-Garvin Agency, Magnolia Trailers, Lumberman’s Exchange, Rotobec, Wood-Mizer Products, Truckworx-Kenworth of Alabama & Mississippi, MS Machinery Sales, Timber Clothing Co., Hawkins & Rawlinson, FAE USA, Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, Kinder Morgan, Advanced Drainage Systems, Rayco Manufacturing, Tri-State Truck Center, Lumbermen’s Equipment Digest, and Taylor Machine Works.

For more information on the 2014 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show visit http://www.midsouthforestry.org/.