J Mould Reading was delighted to provide the venue for the second Demolition Expo held by the NFDC and IDE. The two day event, held in the J Mould quarry, showcased the biggest names in demolition and recycling, and attracted almost 5,000 visitors.
The first day was dedicated to industry professionals. Many leading manufacturers were represented at the event, including JCB, Volvo, Caterpillar, Hitachi and Hyundai.
On Saturday, we welcomed the general public for a fun-filled family day, packed with activities and demonstrations. Many people in the local area recognise the J Mould brand, having seen our eye-catching vehicles and signage at sites – such as the demolition of the iconic Metal Box building – and it was a fantastic opportunity to entertain local families and give them an insight into what we do. As well as demonstrations of crushing, screening and excavation there was the chance for some off-road excitement. Visitors were driven around a specially designed course in an articulated dump truck! Members of the J Mould team used a fleet of golf carts to give people a tour of our site. Families could also enjoy a bouncy castle, children’s entertainers and a disco.
One of the big draws of the day was the display of John Mould’s personal collection of vintage commercial vehicles, along with other vintage cards kindly brought along by their owners.
John Mould said “The team worked very hard to make the event a success, and it was extremely rewarding to receive letters from members of the public saying how much they and their families had enjoyed it.”
The NFDC declared it an even bigger success than anticipated; a detailed article on the event was published in Demolition magazine. John Mould commented, “It was a great way for us to help out the Federation which has been very supportive of us. They have made the industry safer and fairer over the years, so it was a great opportunity for us to honour that and give something back to them.”