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  • CalCo at Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas

    Posted on December 21st, 2015 admin No comments

    The NGWA Groundwater Expo is the largest groundwater industry event of the year. The expo was held in Las Vegas and had more than 5,000 attendees. The show keeps current on today’s groundwater issues, while exploring future possibilities in the industry for success with old friends and new partners. Some of the show’s sponsors included AppliTek, AY McDonald, Baker Water Systems, Baroid, CRI Pumps and more.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in the one event that brings together professionals from all sectors of the groundwater industry. And being a member of the National Ground Water Association made the event even more special for us!

    No matter what industry you’re in, CalCo takes pride in making your product display at a trade show as striking as possible to attract the right customers to your booth. Is your next trade show around the corner? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858.

     

  • KYB’s New Product: A Nonlinear Design

    Posted on June 3rd, 2015 admin No comments

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    CalCo recently did a project for KYB, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic components for mobile equipment worldwide. KYB came to CalCo with their new product, a linear actuator, and CalCo designed an eye-catching color scheme for the product’s display and used a deluxe paint finish on the created model to make the product pop. CalCo’s deluxe finish requires hours of detailed hand work, which includes grinding and hand sanding a display’s surface smooth before a high-end glossy automotive paint finish completes the look.

    CalCo also provided a professional and sturdy travel case for easy transportation of KYB’s new display piece. From the beginning steps of designing and building displays to the final stages of packaging and transferring finished projects, CalCo has a number of services available based on each customer’s customized needs.

     

  • 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 .

  • Let CalCo Get the Shot You Need with a Professional Photo Shoot of Your Product

    Posted on May 22nd, 2014 admin No comments

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    Need professional photo shots of your new display or a new product launch?  CalCo offers in-house professional photography of your product(s).  We handle all the details of your two hour shoot but we welcome your input.  Your product is photographed from all sides with professional lighting including different exposures to ensure you get the shots you need to use for any kind of media.  The high resolution images are delivered with a photo proof thumbnail sheet and CD-ROM.  Clipping Path application is also available.

    These high resolution images can utilized for:

    Brochures
    Websites
    Presentations
    Newsletters
    Videos
    Emails
    Literature
    Product Spec Sheets
    Catalog Pages
    Wall or Show Booth Graphics
    . . .and More

    It is a great timesaver to have your product photographed while we are working on it but we can shoot it even if it already looks great. To see more examples of our professional shots visit our website at www.calcocutaways.com or call us at 847-639-3858 for more information or to set up your next product shoot.

     

  • 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!

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • You Asked CalCo for Display Storage with On-Demand Touch-ups…You Got It! CalCo Now Offers Store and Go Service

    Posted on October 25th, 2012 admin No comments

     

    CalCo has moved to a new, larger facility and with the move we can now offer a long requested service – storage and maintenance, with the added benefit of being able to repair displays on site and drop ship directly to your training centers, trade shows, investor relations events, etc. Our new dedicated space offers comprehensive shipping and receiving capabilities that can accommodate all your product’s needs. We now offer printed and other collateral material storage and fulfillment services, electronic display maintenance and programming, and full project photography and cataloging, in addition to our world class cutaway, display, training and animation services.

    After your event have your items shipped directly to CalCo. We will inspect them, notify you of any repairs or touch-ups necessary, perform the repairs, if requested, and store the units until you need them. Whether it’s shipping down state or down under, you don’t need to worry what they will look like when they get there ….we will have made sure they are show ready.

    Please call us at 847-639-3858 for pricing tailored to your specific needs. We can send you our basic storage pricing grid in a PDF formatted file, and will customize pricing for more extensive storage, repair and fulfillment plans as required.

    Visit our website at www.calcocutaways.com,  find us on Facebook or Twitter or call us at 847-639-3858.

  • Need an unusual product or display? Call CalCo!

    Posted on July 5th, 2012 admin No comments

    While most of the projects we work on at CalCo are for traditional types of product displays, cutaways, point of purchase displays and training aids, we are often contacted to create something more unusual and we are happy to help. A few of our more recent unusual requests are a metal firepit, an embedded piece of art and a nine foot tall robot (more details coming soon).  As you can see from the photos above these are one of a kind products and require a customized approach.

    The cornerstone of our business is customer service and we try to keep that in mind not only when we are working on your project but when we are creating the concept and quoting the project as well. If you aren’t happy then we aren’t happy because our slogan is “Your Product is our Profession” and we take that seriously. No matter what type of display we are creating whether it is a small valve cutaway, a huge engine display or a custom firepit, we want our customers input and satisfaction to be in the forefront.

    If you have a project, unusual or more traditional. that you would like to discuss, just give CalCo a call at 847/639-3858. You can also click here for our contact page or visit our Facebook page.

  • OTC is Right Around the Corner, Are You Ready?

    Posted on February 21st, 2012 admin No comments

    The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is set for April 30-May 3, 2012 in Houston, TX. This is an annual event which showcases the development of offshore resources for drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. With 2000 booths and an expected 70,000 industry leaders and buyers it should be a great show. As always CalCo is working on displays for the show already. With just 5 weeks to go time is getting very short so if you are looking to add or update a display to your booth call CalCo today!

    We offer all kinds of product displays but our specialty is product cutaways and you would be surprised at some of the products that we have been able to cutaway.   The ability to show your clients first hand the internal workings of your product can leave a longer lasting impression than words alone and it enables a better understanding.  At CalCo we are always excited for opportunities to show our expertise, whether it is with products we are familiar with or new challenges that present themselves,  especially in the always expanding oil and gas industry.  From actuators, compressors, valves, to every type of pump, drilling equipment, above ground or underwater we will find a solution to display your product.  Below are some examples of products we helped display:

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    We will be attending OTC this year too so if you would like us to stop by your booth just let us know.  We can give you some new display ideas and get started on a quote for your product.  We look forward to seeing you and all of the new innovations for 2012.

    To contact CalCo call us at 847/639-3858 or click for our contact page.

  • Your Lightweight 3-D Displays: From a Drawing to Reality

    Posted on August 12th, 2011 admin No comments

    Are you getting hammered by shipping costs to get your industrial sized displays to trade shows and back? Is the weight, pun intended, of moving your displays becoming tiresome? CalCo has an alternative solution for you and how you display your products; and it’s easier than you may think…

    It all starts with a CAD(computer aided drawing) file of your product. Once we are provided with this file we can scale it down to your liking and produce a light weight 3D model for you to tell the story of your new innovating and/or always reliable product. Models are created out of a very durable ABS plastic using a Fuel Deposition Modeling method, know as FDM.

    Shown below are two pump models that we recently created for a client.

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    All of the individual part files are printed separately and then built into an assembly using very little glue and mostly scale-version fasteners. You can see some of the parts were printed in color to highlight specific components and areas of the pump to describe features to potential users. These two units normally weigh hundreds of pounds each and can now be brought to a show in carry-on luggage!!

    To get started, simply email CalCo your 3D files for a quick and helpful quotation or to discuss the opportunities that are possible today.

    For more information call CalCo at 847/639-3858.   Click Here for an article with information about other lightweight options or click here for more contact information.