The 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)

The 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA), an event that drew more than 31,000 people, concluded Oct. 10. Applied Companies was among this year’s 2018 exposition showcasing its Aerospace, Commercial and Defense manufacturing capabilities to customers requiring custom designed HVAC, power, cooling and pressure vessel solutions.

AUSA, 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Left to Right: COL (RET) Todd Peterson (Business Director), Mr. Chris Bell (VP Business Development), and Mr. Joe Klinger (Company VP). The team spoke to leading manufacturers, solution providers, and suppliers from all over the global market.

The largest annual display of land power in North America and a professional development forum has been drawing Army leaders and soldiers from around the world for over 30 years. Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper declared the 2018 AUSA exposition to be “very successful”. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan, a former defense and aerospace executive, mentioned during the event “I developed relationships early on that I draw upon today,” he said, thanking industry representatives for taking part in this meeting. The Applied Companies team had the opportunity to speak to professionals throughout the government, industry and academia to include reviewing over 700+ fellow exhibitors to obtain significant insights on the latest equipment, products and materials. It is truly amazing to be able to see the power of this proven show. Providing military and industry with access to essential professional development, connection building and the opportunity to touch and see a large concentration of machinery, tools and technologies up close.

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