I got my packet for the Kleen-Rite Corp seminar and expo. If Pennsylvania was not so far away I would go. I really think that SECWA or other regional shows should watch out: the only thing this Kleen-Rite show doesn’t have is heavy equipment vendors (but the SECWA show just started having heavy equipment around 5 years ago). The next step would be the exhibitors colluding to form their own show and ditching all the regional meetings. But this seems like a great seminar / expo for self serve owners. The seminars that they are having sound better then what the ICA show had.
I did get some swag from the secwa meeting. I figured out I needed to check my insurance, stopped by Erie Brush, JBS said they would call me and save me some money and gave me a tshirt. I got a free secwa journal and some pens. I also talked to some people and purchased a changer from Jimmy Branch.
I would just like to say I have been going to the SECWA show for over 10 years.
I was disapointed with the meeting but I guess it might be my fault. I thought there would be over 400 booths and was so large it needed to be at the “Georgia International Convention Center”. Instead it was a smaller then normal SECWA meeting with only “68 exibitors”. It cost $20 for the exibit hall which was a little high at $.30 an exibitor? While talking to the exibitors my favorate line was “What do you expect from a group with only 150 members?”. It was fun talking to Jimmy Branch and Marcus and I collected some pens and a tshirt from JBS.
Is anyone going to the secwa convention? I imagine the gas prices will put a damper on the attendance. I guess the show will start Monday and end on Tuesday? For more information checkout secwa.com or you can save on gas and I will post some pictures (if I wake up on-time tomorrow)!