Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 17, 2016

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MnDOT District 8 to host Maintenance Demonstration Day in Willmar

WILLMAR, Minn. — The media is invited to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Summer Maintenance Demonstration Day to see the technology and equipment used in statewide summer maintenance work.

Where: MnDOT District 8, Willmar Yard, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar
When: Wednesday, May 18, 9 a.m.

Media can see the equipment and technology used in summer maintenance operations and talk to experts who will be on hand to demonstrate. Some of the technology and equipment is new and is the result of MnDOT research. Other technology and equipment is unique and new to the state. 

Craig Gertsema, District 8 Maintenance Superintendent, states that “The Maintenance Demonstration Day is important as each district comes together to talk about best practices in customer service, financial efficiencies and what’s next in terms of technology and equipment”.

Media is invited at 9 a.m. for the formal presentation.


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