New products and services are one of the top reasons dealers and others attend GIE+EXPO every year. The 2012 show promises plenty of both, offered 750 exhibiting companies covering a half-million square feet of indoor space, plus 19 acres of demo area just outside the main show floor. Here are in-depth previews of key OEMs and other suppliers, their products and show promotions, as reprinted from the October 2012 issue of Power Equipment Trade:

CORE, manufacturer of GasLess outdoor power equipment for commercial markets and the discerning homeowner, announced the expansion of its suite of GasLess products to include a state-of-the-art handheld blower and hedge trimmer. The products come equipped with Core GasLess motor technology, are powerful and lightweight, and they run just as long as a tank of gas. They have the unique ability to exceed noise, efficiency and emission standards.