New IMTS Balloon Hits the Road

The new IMTS ballon is the third model built for AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology.

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New for 2016, this IMTS Balloon will be at the show and tour the country.

The iconic mascot since 2004 for IMTS is new for the 2016 edition of the show. This new balloon is the third model built for AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. All three have been built by Lindstrand Balloons in Galena, Illinois.

In addition to its traditional anchorage between the Grand Concourse Entrance and the West Building of McCormick Place during the big show, the balloon also tours the country representing AMT and manufacturing at various events. The balloons are operated by Aerial Advantage of Columbia, Missouri.

According to Peter Eelman, V.P., exhibition and communications at AMT, “For the past 12 years, an estimated 2.5 million people have seen the IMTS balloons at both public and private events, and even more people have the balloons covered (reported) by various media outlets across the country in an effort to extend the IMTS brand beyond the six days of the show.”

IMTS 2016 Balloon Event Schedule

April 28-30, Louisville, Kentucky, Derby Festival

June 10-12, Waterloo, Iowa, Waterloo Days

June 24-26, Howell, Michigan, Michigan Challenge

July 29-31, Readington, New Jersey, Quick Chek Festival

Aug. 10-12, Findlay, Ohio, Flag City Balloon Festival

Sept. 12-17, Chicago, Illinois, IMTS

Oct. 1-9, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Balloon Fiesta