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Berry Tractor Participates in 1st Annual "Build My Future" Exhibition


Berry Tractor of Springfield was given a unique opportunity to participate in the 1st Annual “Build My Future” Exhibition at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 12th.  This exhibition was designed to promote and encourage high school students from Springfield and the surrounding areas to consider careers in the Construction and Heavy Equipment industries.  Over 900 students attended this exhibition and were given hands-on opportunities to not only work with the equipment through demonstration, but speak with actual employees in all of the designated areas of Construction and Heavy Equipment.  Representatives from a variety of companies, including Springfield Contractors Association, Springfield NEXT, Emery Sapp, Ewing Signal, City of Springfield, MoDOT, Berry Tractor and a variety of others were on hand to provide information and simulations with equipment to encourage more participation in these career fields. 

Over the past decade, participation and interest in the Construction and Heavy Equipment fields has decreased and “Build My Future” was designed to demonstrate and show the need and desirability for pursuing careers in these areas, including the ever-growing high technical demands that come with updated equipment and new and innovative procedures that are being used today to solve the complex problems in today’s world.  Berry Tractor was proud to show off its line of the latest Komatsu & Bomag equipment that demonstrated exactly the highly technical abilities that are being developed for today’s needs.

Students were given the opportunity to speak with salesmen, product support personnel and technicians about the different job opportunities and careers that they could pursuit.  Both male and female students were shown the diverse ways that each student could contribute in these fields.

Berry Tractor was honored to have Jason Baer and Brian Bettencourt participate in this exhibition and looks forward to continued yearly participation in this event.  Berry is proud to support today’s youth in furthering their educational opportunities by being a part of such a worthwhile and outstanding event.  At this time, next year’s event is already expected to draw twice the crowd from this year and will be setting the precedent for other exhibitions around the State of Missouri, as well as surrounding states.