BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- About 7,000 people from across the country are expected at Bass Park for the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo.
The expo, which happens every two years, brings heavy equipment, trucks, supplies and services together for people in the wood and forest products industry.
Assistant Show Manager Eric Johnson says the industry has seen its ups and downs, but certain areas like home building and biomass are growing.
"Currently biomass which is making wood for energy is a growth industry, in maine in particular, so a lot of the equipment that you're seeing is tailored to that --chippers, grinders and the equipment used to get to the wood out of the woods and into that machine," said Johnson.
The last day for the expo will be Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $7 charge at the gate. Children under 12 are free.
The next expo won't be until 2013.