CONEXPO-CON/AGG Unveils World’s Largest 3D-Printed Statue to Honor the Growing Role Women Play in the Construction Industry

3d printed statueLAS VEGAS (March 10, 2020) – CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest construction trade show in North America, today unveiled a 3D printed statue of a female construction worker to represent the growing role women play in the construction industry.

The statue is the world’s largest 3D printed statue of person. Standing upon a ten-foot base, the statue stands an additional nineteen feet high, with her feet placed approximately ten feet apart. The statue was designed by Wauwatosa, Wisc.-based 3D artist Anna Benjamin, printed by White Clouds in Ogden, Utah over the course of two months, and unveiled in the show’s Tech Experience area in Silver Lot.

 “As North America’s largest construction trade show, we recognize the important and growing role women play in our industry and we’re so proud to unveil this statue to symbolically represent the women who work hard every day to build our world,” said CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director Dana Wuesthoff. 

This new statue joins two other statues that depict male construction workers that have been greeting CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees since the 1990s.

 “In creating the statue design, we took into consideration how a woman would look on a construction site and making sure we conveyed her power, pride and strength for the work she does,”  said artist Anna Benjamin.

Benjamin says she put in almost four hundred hours’ worth of work into the design, which is the first statue she had ever created. Benjamin primarily does 3D texture for digital characters, including video game characters and even 3D models for television and movie projects.

“We’re so happy with how this project came together, and proud of everything that it represents,” said Wuesthoff. “We’re looking forward to seeing how women continue to become more visible in the construction industry and learn about the great careers the industry has to offer to both women and men.”

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is managed by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis.

Note to editors: B-roll footage of an interview with the artist and the unveil in Las Vegas as well as photos can be found here.

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year.

About CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com.

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