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  • How Lobby Displays Can Increase Your Revenue

    Posted on July 12th, 2017 admin No comments

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    Having a lobby display or C-suite display can be very beneficial for your business. Whether you’re looking for new clients or gaining investors, showcasing an example of your best work is a great way to receive the right attention. Here are a few ways that these display can be highly effective and profitable.

    Reinforce Market Strength: A lobby is more than just a hallway that leads from one area of the office to another. It is an opportunity to highlight the professional and distinct craftsmanship of your products. Sometimes seeing is believing and nothing shows more than a customized display that emphasizes your brand.

    Add Value: A potential customer or investor both want to trust that your brand can deliver results. Having a display immediately exudes confidence in the quality of your work. The display can answer a lot of questions about your company’s capabilities, simply with a visual.

    Generate Revenue: The best way that a display can be effective for your brand is through revenue generation. If a customer or investor’s attention has been grabbed and they feel that your product adds value, there is a strong potential for customer acquisition or investor relations.

    To explore lobby or c-suite display options for your company, please contact Dave Kasper at

  • 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

  • CalCo at World of Concrete in Las Vegas

    Posted on February 6th, 2016 admin No comments

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    Introduced to the commercial construction industry in 1975, World of Concrete brought together original equipment manufacturers from around the world and exclusive U.S. distributors of equipment, tools, products and services for the commercial construction, concrete and masonry industries. WOC attracted approximately 1,450 exhibitors and occupied more than 675,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space! Some of the show’s cosponsors included Associated Construction Distributors International, American Concrete Institute, American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pumping Association and more.

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    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together contractors, pumpers, managers, distributors, architects, engineers and more professionals in the concrete industry.

    No matter what area of business 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 display ready for the next trade show? Contact us for help with your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858.

  • CalCo at AHR Expo in Orlando

    Posted on January 28th, 2016 admin No comments

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    The AHR Expo is a trade show with air-conditioning, heating and refrigerating products and services. The expo was held in Orlando and had 60,000 attendees! The show keeps current on today’s AC, heating and refrigeration systems, equipment and components, building automation and more for commercial, industrial, residential and institutional markets. Some of the show’s sponsors included HRAIASHRAE, and AHRI.

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together contractors, engineers, manufacturers, technicians and more professionals in the HVACR industry.


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    CalCo creates customized solutions and unique models to grab the attention of your audience. Our goal is to display your product in its best light and make your product’s transporting process from one location to another as easy as possible.

    When if your next exposition? Contact us for help with your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858.

  • CalCo: Cutaways and so much more

    Posted on March 18th, 2015 admin No comments


    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 .

  • Auburn Gear Strikes Gold in Las Vegas

    Posted on November 13th, 2014 admin No comments


    We recently visited the SEMA and AAPEX shows in Las Vegas and were thrilled to see Auburn Gear’s shining display.  The Limited Slip Differential cutaways  have gold plating to emphasize the design and they are mounted on our new full color acrylic basemount.  Auburn Gear hit the jackpot with these displays and they were done in time for the show as promised.



    We love the impact of this new basemount design and it comes at a lower cost.  At CalCo we want to show your product in its best light and we will work with you to make it shine. Please be sure to allow adequate time for show materials as it takes time to do it right!

    If you are interested in a quote or need more information please visit our website at or call us at 847-639-3858.


  • Successful Product Launches Involve Many Experts; A Valve Cutaway Case Study

    Posted on September 24th, 2014 admin No comments

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    At CalCo, our job is to make your product look spectacular. We take that job seriously.  We work with our clients to understand what features of the product should be highlighted and how to best demonstrate those features in a cutaway or display.

    When Crane ChemPharma was launching their new FK Ball Valve CalCo worked with them to create a very particular cutaway which would highlight the many positive attributes of the valve.  It is easy to see how the valve functions and a salesperson can use the cutaway to clearly show the advantages of this valve and it’s new features. Our client responded in this way:


    “CalCo Cutaways did a great job with the sample valves for our new product launch. In addition to delivering on-time, the CalCo team also had several suggestions to enhance the appearance of the samples. Their flexibility, as we made minor changes in scope and design, really made the whole project go very smoothly. I would not hesitate to use CalCo Cutaways for my next product launch.”

     Global Business Manager – Process Ball Valves, Crane ChemPharma & Energy


    Call CalCo at 847-639-3858 to see how we can help with your next cutaway, display or product launch.  Visit our website at to see the other services we offer.



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

    Posted on May 22nd, 2014 admin 1 comment

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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:

    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 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!

  • A Truly Great Product Can Stand On It’s Own

    Posted on October 23rd, 2013 admin No comments


    In an effort between Polaris and CalCo, branding and functionality were successfully combined to create a dynamic product stand design that beats all others.

    On the surface the smooth design and polished look give an air of professionalism and expertise. The cut logo into smooth stainless panel unmistakably brands the display, while the colors and appearance compliment the Polaris look and feel.

    Under the hood, these stands are flexible and rugged. With 4 removable panels, inside storage is a plus in any show environment. The display mounted above can be removed and bolted inside the stand for safe transportation. The fact that the product can be easily removed speaks to the flexibility in design and the ability to use the stands for multiple products across a variety of events.

    The engine cutaway shown is one of many that were all on display at a Polaris event recently, along with the 4-sided advanced component display board shown below. All 4 sides were decked out in innovations and advantages of the new Polaris product line, and the backdrop panel doubled as full color signage.

    All in all, with Polaris being the leader in their industry, and CalCo being the leader in theirs, you have to know that combining these groups can only lead to impressive and informative displays designed to educate and sell!


    Let CalCo create a unique stand for your next display and let your product stand out! Call us at 847-639-3858 or visit our website at .