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  • CalCo’s Scale Models for National OilWell Varco Displayed at Major E&P Training Facility

    Posted on August 11th, 2015 admin No comments

    NOV Wellbore Technologies business units were given the opportunity to donate equipment and models to be displayed at a major E&P company’s new training facility in Robert, Louisiana. WellSite Services, a business unit of NOV comprised of BRANDT™ Products, FluidControl and Site Services, hired CalCo to create a large mixer cutaway as well as three scale models including a VSM™ Multi-Sizer Separator, HS-2172 Centrifuge with a control panel and a DG-10 Degasser to be donated.

    “It was a pleasure working with a professional company like CalCo. The models looked great, and we are all very pleased with the fine craftsmanship.” -Ruth Douglass, NOV Wellbore Technologies WellSite Services

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    Scale models are a great prototype option that markets new products fast and sells the outstanding product features without having to invest in high production costs for full size models. At CalCo, we use a wide variety of materials, colors, sizes and options for scale models and can customize a display to fit any requests or needs. We are proud to work with several global and multinational corporations and assist in increasing their corporate sales through scale models.

    Contact us about our scale models or other services by calling us at 847.639.3858, emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com or filling out our form here. We will be happy to assist you!

  • CalCo: Cutaways and so much more

    Posted on March 18th, 2015 admin No comments

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    Since 1953 our reputation has been built on our cutaways and displays. But, over the years, in order to accommodate our customer’s requests and give them one place to fulfill all their display needs we have continuously added services. You may be surprised by all the ways that CalCo can help you in 2015!

    Click on a link to go to our website and see examples:

    Cutaways – We are experts at cutaways and can help you to show your product and it’s unique features

    Displays – Painting and Plating can take a product from dull to dazzling

    Working Models – Want to show your product or process in motion? We can make it happen.

    Lighting – Attract customers to your tradeshow display with unique lighting

    Animation – We offer any length or kind of animation, from 5 second animation showing a product function to 30 minute long promotional videos including complex product animations

    3-D Models – From a simple product to a multicolored exploded view or even a whole linking system with small and complex parts we can make a model to meet your needs.

    Stands/Bases – We have many solutions and are always willing to try something new

    Custom Cases – We offer all kinds of cases with custom foam for sales or tradeshow use

    Shippers – Our shippers are custom made to fit and protect your display

    Point of Purchase Displays and Signage – Tailored to your needs

    Custom Awards – From 1-1000 we have made many custom awards

    Giveaways – Many gift options for your tradeshow, corporate retreat or golf outing

    Professional Photography – Use our professional photos for your brochures, tradeshows, etc,

    Embedded Products – A unique way to display a small product or one that comes apart easily

    Plating – We offer all kinds of plating

    Reworks – We will rework/refresh any display whether we created it or not

    Display Storage - We will store and maintain your displays when not in use

    At CalCo every job is a custom job because every product and company is unique. We work with you to make sure you get the results you desire so that your product is shown in its best light.
    For a free quote or to get more information about our services call us at 847/639-3858 or visit our website at www.CalCoCutaways.com .

  • Looking to conquer foreign markets?? CalCo’s army of professionals is at your disposal

    Posted on February 25th, 2015 admin No comments

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    While we don’t suggest CalCo can safeguard the world from alien invasion, we do promise we can “transform” any concept into reality regarding your ongoing quest to grow your foreign market opportunities.

    Whether it’s interactive displays, technical web animations in multiple languages or country specific content CalCo is your winning partner, ready to go to all ends of the earth to make sure your global business initiatives are victorious.

    Take for example the case of our “friend” above, a fully functioning 9 ft robot MC capable of speaking in several languages, designed and built at CalCo. He was created to introduce a new product launch/ joint venture at a high profile Asian trade fair, and he made an impression to say the least. He even ended up with his own Facebook page!!

    CalCo is armed with the country knowledge only 65 years of global marketing experience can bring. Let us help you with your next foreign market initiative. Call us at 847-639-3858 to get started today.

  • CalCo “Secures” an Impactful Booth Display for an Innovative Airport Safety Products Company

    Posted on December 20th, 2013 admin No comments

    Recently we helped a customer with a complete marketing plan and design.  We designed a logo and created letterhead and business cards. We created a new website and brochure and then we went full circle and created the three dimensional trade show exhibit shown below. No, this was not taken in an airport, but here in our offices and it has been to several trade shows too.  It is a printed background which transports easily so the only additional parts necessary are the table and mats. We worked with our customer to come up with an idea that made their product front and center and showed it in an actual working environment.

     

     

    At CalCo our job is to make you and your product look good. We work hard to ensure that we meet or exceed our customers expectations every time, whether the job is big or small.  Call us at 847/639-3858 to see how we can help you!

  • CalCo Announces a New Way to Turbocharge Your Brand and Divisional Performance…. On Demand

    Posted on August 14th, 2013 admin No comments

     CalCo, the leading supplier of technical interactive marketing and training solutions for over 60 years is proud to announce its latest service offering…”on demand brand innovation and value creation services”. Over many business cycles, CalCo principals and employees have had the ability to work on the cutting edge of product innovation and distribution for a great deal of the world’s leading manufacturers. Neil Sivertson, the President of CalCo, is pleased to announce that CalCo has now extended its reach to consumer based product offerings as well with the help of Erv Frederick. Erv is the founder of Creative Scale, and is a former senior executive at General Foods, Kraft, and SABMiller where he successfully lead the turnaround of multi-billion dollar brands like Maxwell House and Miller Lite. Neil and Erv have formed CALCO Partners, whose main goal is to turbo-charge brand and division performance, “on demand”.

    “In today’s environment, value creation is less about managing labor and capital; it’s about change and innovation management. Often organizations are dealing with legacy operating processes that are inconsistent with successful change and innovation management practices.” stated Erv Frederick. “ We utilize an external network of elite business leaders, capital market professionals, communication experts and innovators that have the knowledge, talent, networks and capabilities to help organizations build their vision into reality.”

    Neil Sivertson, President of CalCo reiterated, “At CALCO Partners, we bring a fresh, non-biased perspective to your most pressing business needs. We collaborate with organizations to help them adapt to change and accelerate innovation. This change can be internally driven, due to necessary product re-engineering, or external in response to regulatory or competitive issues. CALCO Partners allows companies to access the talent needed during heavy product launch periods, innovation cycles and capital market environments only when required, and be up and running immediately in pursuit of their goals.

    To better understand the principals behind CALCO partners, and its core values please ask us to send you a copy of our recent PowerPoint presentation:

    “Innovation through Collaboration…(learning how to skate fast over thin ice)”

    Additionally, if you or your team would like discuss how CALCO Partners can help you with your specific “brand issues” or “divisional dilemma’s”, give us a call at 847-639-3858, or email CalCo using the envelope icon in the top right corner of this page.

  • Is your trade show booth ready for Mid-America Truck Show (MATS), Offshore Technology Conference(OTC), Hannover Messe or the Bauma Show?

    Posted on March 7th, 2013 admin No comments

    Over the past few years, some companies have changed focus and are attending either the larger trade shows or more specialized trade shows instead of going to a wide range of shows each year.   That makes the shows that ARE attended that much more important and makes show preparation a crucial component of success.  At CalCo we try to stress the importance of early planning. Before your show, you need to analyze the message you want to convey and what kind of product displays, signage and other materials can help you communicate your message in an effective manner and then give yourself adequate time to create and acquire the right materials.

    While we live in a world where we expect quick turnarounds and instanteous gratification, unfortunately, all trade show displays cannot be turned around immediately.  We get frustrated if we can’t give a customer the exact display they want due to time constraints and the customer gets frustrated too.  This problem can be avoided with early planning.  How early?? That depends on the type of display you need, the show you are attending and the time of year.

    The type of display will partly dictate the time needed for show preparation. Some small displays and cutaways can be turned around in a short time but the majority of the work we do requires 4-8 weeks. Most cutaway jobs require disassembly, cutting of each piece, painting, reassembly, creation of a custom base or stand, creation of a custom shipper.  We pride ourselves on our quality so we take the time to make sure your display lives up to your expectations and our expectations.  For other types of displays like lightweight models, 3-D printing and animation the length of time necessary depends on the complexity of the project and can vary from a few days to a few months. Advance planning will help you get the results that you need from the shows you attend.

    In addition to the time it takes to create your display, you need to consider shipping time too.  While most destinations in the US can be reached in a few days, if necessary, the charge for expedited shipping can be high.  For international destinations, weeks can be required if your display is going by ship instead of flying.  Make sure you consider the time necessary for transportation when getting ready for your show.

    Finally, the time of year can affect your trade show planning schedule since most shows occur in the spring and fall.  During these times our turnaround times can be longer due to the volume.  If we can’t meet your deadline than we won’t take your business.  We don’t like to disappoint our customers.

    If you need a display for an upcoming show and need an indication of turnaround times or types of displays that we can create, just give us a call. We are happy to help with your planning process so that you can have a successful show. We will be visiting the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS), Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Hannover Messe in the next few months. Let us know if you will be there too and we will stop by your booth.

    Call CalCo at 847/639-3858.  Click here for our contact information or find us on Facebook.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Looking For A Cost Effective Way To Tap Into Export Markets Right In Your Own Backyard?

    Posted on November 8th, 2012 admin No comments

    CalCo’s consulting and marketing “on demand” group has been actively working with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the MCC Shah Center on a number of initiatives, assisting our clients with their international marketing and training programs. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the MCC Shah Center recently launched a new program in support of the National Export Initiative, geared towards small and medium sized companies who are interested in growing their business in international markets by increasing their exports of goods and services.

    Join CalCo at the ISBDC Export Business Trade Fair in McHenry Illinois on December 7, 2012, where our clients can meet numerous people who can highlight export opportunities, and provide them with a roadmap to access these foreign markets. Representatives from the following countries are expected to attend the fair:

    Australia * the Czech Republic * Germany * Hong Kong *  Israel * Italy * Japan *

    Lithuania * Mexico * the Netherlands * the Philippines * Taiwan * Thailand *Turkey

    A comprehensive list of the day’s planned activities appears below, and you can visit the MCC Shah Center website for directions and additional information at:

    http://www.shahcenter.mchenry.edu/

    Schedule of Activities
    8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast, Setup for consulates and companies

    9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Introductions and meet and greet the consulates (consulates will be available all day)

    10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – McHenry County Trade Fair – parade of companies

    11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Marketing, Research, Business Development

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Banking, Finance, Law

    2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Manufacturing, Logistics, Shipping, Compliance

    3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Municipalities, Economic Development, State Assistance

    A number of exhibitors, including CalCo, will be there.  We will be highlighting some of our newer services including store and go services and animation design, so please stop by for what should be an EXCEPTIONALLY easy way to kick start your international sales and marketing programs. Call us for details at 847/639-3858 or for more information about our company visit our website at www.calcocutaways.com or our Facebook page.

  • Cutaways: Useful for Every Type of Product Display

    Posted on October 2nd, 2012 admin No comments

    CalCo has been making cutaways for close to sixty years.  Despite the advances in technology that have affected the trade show industry, cutaways are still a strong and widely used way to show your products advantages.  Not only is your product the star of the show but the attributes of your product that you are highlighting to your customers are completely visible. Usually the best part of the product is what is hidden inside and invisible to the eye and a cutaway is a great way to put the interior attributes of your product on display. Your product can be seen, touched and understood.   Giving your customer a chance to see the parts and processes of your product that make it superior to your competition. We can light it up, color code it with paint or make it move to further demonstrate your products advantages. Our goal is to make you and your product look great!

    Some recent examples of cutaways:

    Do you need a good way to show your customers the hidden attributes of your product that make it unique?  Do you have a trade show, training session, investor relations meeting or sales call coming up where you need to display your product?

    Give CalCo a call and we can help with:

    • Product Displays
    • Cutaways
    • Working Models
    • Animation
    • Prototyping/Lightweight Models
    • Custom Stands and Basemounts
    • Cases and Shipping Containers
    • Sales Aids
    • Training Aids
    • Point of Purchase Displays
    • Sales or Service Awards
    • Corporate Gifts

    For more information visit our website at www.calcocutaways.com or call us at 847/639-3858. You can also follow us on Facebook.

     

     

  • Get Your Message Across in a Big Way with a Large Banner

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 admin No comments
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    Wall Mounted Poster

    Sometimes the only way to get your point across is to GO BIG. Our training banner for fire departments is a good example of that. It is 6 feet high and 2.5 ft wide and includes a stand for portability. This banner shows a cutaway fire hydrant and is used to educate firemen on the inner workings of the hydrant. While this banner is used specifically for fire stations,  CalCo can create a banner for any product or situation. They are useful for training, sales presentations, investor meetings or trade shows.

    Let CalCo help you get your message across with a large banner.  Show a cutaway of your product or blow up your small product so it is more noticeable.  Call 847/639-3858 or click here for contact information to get help with any kind of signage or display.  Visit CalCo on Facebook too.

  • CalCo Creates Employee Achievement Award for Newsworthy Man

    Posted on May 12th, 2011 admin No comments

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    Click on the link below to see the story of this dedicated employee….

    Albert Triplett Retires from Navistar after 60 Years on the Job: MyFoxCHICAGO.com