Why Trade Shows?
We feel a trade show presence is a must, especially in today's marketplace. Our normal business protocol is generally very impersonal. Most contact is via telephone. Quotes are usually faxed, e-mailed, or over nighted to customers, who generally respond with orders in a like manner. We occasionally see the customer at final inspection prior to shipment, but many times this procedure is videotaped and sent to the customer. The trade show offers a relaxed, friendly setting, to shake hands, chit chat, and discuss past and future business. A typical trade show can cost us $15-30,000.00 so as our largest single annual advertising cost, we value this time highly. We look forward to seeing you at our next trade show.
The Rubber Expo, hosted by the ACS-Rubber Division was the first trade show we participated in.This is the quintessential trade show for the rubber industry.It is held every two years in various cities around the United States. We showcase different equipment, allowing customers to see our new equipment manufacturing capabilities and our rebuild expertise.
ITEC - International Tire Exhibition and Conference
John S. Knight Center - Akron, Ohio
Since we are charter members, our booth is the same place every show.