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  • Let Us Sweat The Small Stuff (Outsourcing vs. In House Production)

    Posted on June 12th, 2017 admin No comments

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    Do you make your own tradeshow displays internally? It may make sense to consider outsourcing them. There are many factors to consider such as time savings, cost management, employee time and expense, internal material availability, and the experience it sometimes requires to efficiently create a show stopping demo.

    Time Efficiency – It may seem like doing everything within your own company will save time, but oftentimes the opposite occurs and many crucial hours are lost. Your internal team already has specific tasks to do on a daily basis. It can become very time consuming to add product design to their plate.

    Outsourcing with CalCo solves this problem. Have a dedicated team that is readily available and equipped to handle the entire process with skill and agility.

    Production Loss – If your team is spending time focusing on display processing, then other things are being placed on the back burner. This usually means production profit is decreased because the process has been extended.

    When outsourcing a model, there is no reason for a stall on any production processes or profits. While CalCo creates your show model, you can take the operational time needed to stay on schedule with all your clients.

    DETAILS! – Many hands must be involved to smoothly take the process from beginning to end. This causes interruptions, multiple departments worrying about minor details and adjustments that may be needed on the fly.

    Outsourcing removes those interruptions from the workflow. CalCo specializes in creating show models for many companies and knows exactly how to do the process efficiently. Let us sweat the small stuff!

    Show Paint vs. Production Paint – CalCo understands the significance of creating a show model. While production paint serves more of an industrial purpose, we prioritize solely on using automotive “show quality” paint for all models. This creates a professional and alluring look for displays and creates a lasting impression.

    Stands and Base mounts – Having made thousands of stands and display tables over years gives you a fast, reliable and tested solution for displaying your products. You will see the rewards when your finished product showcase is both durable and attractive.

    Outsourcing needs is a decision that will greatly benefit your bottom line and your company’s efficiency without adversely affecting your image. If you choose CalCo to handle this work for you, rest assured you are in experienced hands.

  • CalCo at Acodal 2017 Show in Cartagena, Colombia.

    Posted on June 5th, 2017 admin No comments

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    (Mueller and Singer Valve Colleagues at ACODAL 2017)

    The Colombian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering – ACODAL is a not-for-profit trade association.  It brings together most of the members of the water, sanitation and environmental sector. The ACODAL 2017 event had more than 2000 attendees present.

    Several institutions, researchers and industry professionals discussed aspects of sustainability in the fields of water, sanitation, environment and renewable energy. Mueller and Singer Valve were two companies that were attendance at ACODAL 2017 that are CalCo clients. Mueller is known for their innovative Water Distribution Products of superior quality. The company creates products such as fire hydrants, gate valves, and other water distribution products.

    Mueller plans to acquire Singer, a manufacturer of automatic control valves. This acquisition further positions Mueller Water Products to provide product offerings for pressure monitoring, pressure management and non-revenue water remediation with a combination of automatic control valves, pipe condition assessment and leak detection. All the attendees of ACODAL 2017 had a great networking opportunity and gained useful information about the future of the industry.

    When is your next trade show? Contact us for help with any of your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

     

  • CalCo at 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas

    Posted on February 6th, 2017 admin No comments

    The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the HVACR event of the year and is held in major cities across the U.S. The 2017 Show was in Las Vegas.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brought together professionals in the HVACR industry.

    Hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 150 countries worldwide, AHR Expo provided a unique forum designed expressly for the HVACR community, allowing professionals to get together to share new products, technologies and ideas. The AHR Expo was co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI and was held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique models and products that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized and eye-catching solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    Are you ready for your next show? Contact us for help with any of your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at 2016 SEMA/AAPEX Show in Las Vegas

    Posted on November 10th, 2016 admin No comments

    The SEMA/AAPEX show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brought together professionals in the automotive industry.

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    The 2016 SEMA/AAPEX Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays were segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 2,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA/AAPEX Show provided attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

    Manufacturers, suppliers and buyers from all over the world attended the show that showcases innovative automotive products, services and technologies. Some of SEMA/AAPEX’s sponsors included Motorcraft, Spectra Premium, MEV TECH, ZF and AC Delco.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique, eye-catching models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at 2016 GIE+Expo in Louisville

    Posted on October 24th, 2016 admin No comments

    The Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) is an international tradeshow held annually in Louisville. The 2016 show was held from October 19-21st at the Kentucky Expo Center along with the Hardscape North America tradeshow. With 19 acres of outdoor demonstration area, 750+ indoor and outdoor exhibits, and education & training for all industry segments, GIE+EXPO continues to grow year after year.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together landscape professionals in the outdoor equipment industry.

    Buyers, designers, distributors, contractors, equipment dealers, international importers, engineers and more participants from all over the world attended the expo that showcases outdoor power equipment and other products for landscape, gardening and outdoor leisure. Some of GIE+EXPO’s sponsors included National Association of Landscape Professionals, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Professional Grounds Management Society and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique, eye-catching models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at WEFTEC in New Orleans

    Posted on October 1st, 2016 admin No comments

    The Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) was held from September 24-28th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. It was the biggest meeting of its kind in North America and offered thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today. It’s the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together professionals and experts worldwide in the water industry.

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    WEFTEC’s massive show floor provided unparalleled access to the field’s most cutting-edge technologies and services. WEFTEC’s sponsors included Blue-White Industries, Ltd., AECOM, ARCADIS, ch2m and more.

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo provides customized and eye-popping solutions so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend. Our goal is to create unique models and products that grab the attention of your customers.

    When is your next trade show? Contact us for help with any of your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at MINExpo International in Las Vegas

    Posted on September 30th, 2016 admin No comments

    MINExpo International was held from September 26-28th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show brought in over 1,800 companies and international audiences representing all major mining regions of the world to its 800,000 square foot space with 12 indoor and outdoor halls. It is the largest mining show on earth.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together professionals and experts worldwide in the mining industry.

    MINExpo delivered mining solutions and all types of equipment—excavating, materials handling and haulage, processing and preparation, drilling, electrical safety—as well as communications and computer technologies, replacement parts, and engineering, construction or reclamation services.

    MINExpo also discussed ways to increase productivity, control costs, keep operations competitive, improve safety and manage risk with new equipment, services, products and technology. Some of the show’s media partners included Aggregates & Mining Today, Canadian Mining & Energy, Coal International Russia, Latinomineria, Mining.com and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique models and products that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized and eye-catching solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    Are you ready for your next show? Contact us for help with any of your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

     

  • CalCo at HydroVision International in Minneapolis

    Posted on July 30th, 2016 admin No comments

    HydroVision International was held from July 26-29th at Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. HydroVision brings 3,500+ hydro professionals and water resource stakeholders who share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints toward effective solutions. With over 400 hydro speakers and over 70 conference sessions, HydroVision is the world’s largest hydro event.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together hydro professionals worldwide in the water industry.

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    HydroVision is an event that highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources and helps participants develop a vision to meet the challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro. Some of the show’s sponsors included Voith, Andritz Hydro, L&S Electric Inc., HCMS and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create unique, eye-catching models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to fit your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

  • CalCo at the AWWA Expo in Chicago

    Posted on June 23rd, 2016 admin No comments

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) held its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16) from June 19-22nd at McCormick Place West in Chicago.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together water utility leaders, manufacturers, community members and more in the water industry.

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    ACE16 offers a robust innovation focus with professional sessions in the Innovation: Making Connections & Overcoming Barriers track and sessions in the Innovation Lounge to engage with water utility leaders, the regulatory community and manufacturers as they share their approaches to overcoming barriers and accelerating innovation within the water sector. Sponsors of the ACE16 included Neptune Technology Group, HomeServe, Greenley and Hansen, Sensus, ch2m and more.

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    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create state-of-the-art models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized solutions to your individual needs so your product stands out at every exposition, conference and trade show you attend.

    When is your next expo? Contact us  for help with your trade show cutaway needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.

     

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  • CalCo at the EASA Convention in Toronto

    Posted on June 15th, 2016 admin No comments

    The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Convention was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Fairmont Royal York from June 12-14. EASA is an international trade organization of nearly 1,800 electromechanical sales and service firms in 63 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment and state-of-the-art technology.

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    EASA helps members enhance their performance and achieve greater levels of success. EASA serves members who sell and service electrical, electronic and mechanical apparatus by educating, informing and promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics for the benefit of the industry as a whole. EASA also provides engineering consulting services to members and works with manufacturers, industry organizations and government agencies to promote better repair standards and assure the highest quality and professional service for customers. The convention was great and some of the convention’s sponsors included Regal, Nidec, Baldor, Tourism Toronto and more.

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    It was good connecting with CalCo’s current customers and forming new partnerships in an event that brings together engineers, manufacturers and more in the electrical and mechanical industries.

    No matter what area of business you’re in, CalCo’s goal is to create state-of-the-art models that grab the attention of your customers. We provide customized cutaway solutions to your individual needs so your product stands out at every trade show you attend.

    When is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show cutaway or convention needs by calling us at 847.639.3858 or emailing us at charles@calcocutaways.com.