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Distributor's Link Magazine Winter Issue 2014 / VOL 37 / NO.1


48 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FASTENER & MILL SUPPLY EXPO VEGAS FASTENER EXPO HITS TRIFECTA WITH INCREASED SPACE, ATTENDANCE & ACTIVITY 34 North High Street • New Albany, OH 43054 • Phone 614-895-1279 • Fax 614-895-3466 • The National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo held October 23-25, 2013 at the beautifully renovated Sands Expo & Congress Center in Las Vegas, Nevada was a success by any measure, reports Show Management. The Expo featured the latest products and services presented by 609 companies from throughout the USA and 18 other nations around the world. The 794 exhibit booths at this year’s show is a 3% increase over 2012 and is the largest Expo since 2008, informs Susan A. Hurley, CEM, General Manager. “It is great to see our Expo grow, however, it takes good, quality attendance by serious buyers to make it successful and we were able to accomplish this as well. Total registration for this year’s event was 4,577 persons from 37 nations including Australia, Belize, Brazil, British Indian Ocean, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Vietnam. This is an increase of nearly 8% over 2012. The 2,103 attendees included 1,330 distributors, with the balance consisting of independent sales reps, manufacturer’s reps, and many other suppliers. We are also delighted that 474 registrants were attending the Expo for the first time”, informs Ms. Hurley. ALL ELECTRONICS HARDWARE ALCOA FASTENING SYSTEMS The other, vital measure of any Expo’s success is how well it is perceived by exhibitors and attendees. Following are some of the post-show comments received by Expo management: I wanted to tell you what a great show!!! This was my first Fastener Show, and all I can say is WOW…. Pam Brown, Marketing Manager, Cardinal Fastener Inc. Very nice show this year! Marge, Set Screw & Mfg. Co. I understand from Dick & Steve that the show was very well attended again this year. Congrats on your continued success! Kimberly Guerrette, VP Sales/Quality Coordinator, Crescent Mfg. We were happy to exhibit at the show this year and had a great turn out. Kate Hanley, Marketing Specialist, Groov-Pin Great show by the way! Mary, Offshore Milling Services, Inc. I must appreciate you for a good management for this show; this is the most professionally managed show I have ever participated with. Saurav, Director, Business Development, Strut Support Systems You put on a great show again this year!!! Paul, Tennessee Galvanizing Continued on page 106


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