I would say that construction machinery manufacturers and companies supplying all related machinery and equipment are planning for better economic times for the construction industry. From all appearances at ConExpo 2011 that should be the case.
This year's ConExpo featured probably the largest display of equipment and machinery that would be possible in one location in the US. I know that Bauma in Germany is large, but for the US, ConExpo is huge.
At the risk of sounding redundant, my repeating impression of the machinery shown in Las Vegas last week is that of Wow, this is ConExpo.
I can understand why this great event is held every third year. Just the time and effort to set up and take down all of this equipment is difficult to comprehend. This is ConExpo.