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  • CalCo at HAE HELI-EXPO in Louisville

    Posted on March 4th, 2016 admin No comments

    The HAE HELI-Expo is the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition. Produced annually by the Helicopter Association International, the HAI HELI-Expo features 1 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space, 20,000 potential buyers, over 700 competitive exhibitors, over 55 helicopters on display, over 100 education opportunities including courses, safety sessions and workshops, and special networking events. Some of the expo’s sponsors included Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopters, Think Kentucky, Rolls-Royce and more.

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    Great shot of the Parker Aerospace booth @HeliExpo. Thanks @CalCoCutaways

    It was great to connect with CalCo’s current customers and form new partnerships in an event that brings together exhibitors, partners and attendees in the helicopter industry.

    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 tailored solutions depending on individual needs so your product can shine at every trade show you attend.

    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 the Chem Show in New York

    Posted on November 20th, 2015 admin No comments

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    The Chem Show is held every two years at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and it showcases the latest process equipment, products and services from manufacturers and innovative suppliers throughout the Chemical Process Industries (CPI). The 2015 Chem Show was especially significant as it marked the show’s 100th anniversary!

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    Manufacturers, suppliers and other professionals who are involved in processing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods and other products that require mixing, blending and separating attended the show. Some of the participating associations included AIChE, SOCMA, ISA, Hydraulic Institute and more. It was great to see CalCo’s current and future clients display their latest solutions and technology in process applications.

    CalCo provides customized solutions and can create unique models that 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 is your next show? Contact us for help with your trade show needs by calling us at 847.639.3858.

  • 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!

  • Running Out of Space to Store Your Displays? CalCo Offers Storage or Fulfillment Plans to Fit Your Needs

    Posted on June 26th, 2013 admin No comments

     

    Need some extra space to store your displays? Looking for a way to keep track of them and have them maintained? Let CalCo handle the details for you.  We offer options to meet all of your needs;  storage, logistics management, maintenance or all three.   Just let us know what you need done and we will take over your shipping headaches and save you time.

    We can monitor displays as they come and go and make repairs or updates on site.  We will drop ship directly to your training centers, trade shows, investor relations events, etc.  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.

    Our dedicated space offers comprehensive shipping and receiving capabilities that can accommodate all your needs. We also 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.

    Please call us at 847-639-3858 for pricing. 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.

  • 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Are you attending the Hannover Messe Show? CalCo is…

    Posted on January 24th, 2013 admin No comments

     

    and we would like to say GUTEN TAG!

    We are very fortunate to have the opportunity, through the Illinois STEP program, to exhibit at this year’s Hannover Messe Expo in Hannover Germany! The State Trade and Export Promotion Program is supported by the SBA and provides funding to states to support export promotion for small and medium sized businesses. We are excited to be working with the program and look forward to a great opportunity in Hannover. Our booth is scheduled to be in Hall 17, booth TBD in the Industrial Section (see map below) so come by and visit if you are at the show.

    The Hannover Messe Trade Show is billed as the “most significant event of technological industry worldwide” and the “World’s Biggest Industrial Fair” since it has thirteen separate industry areas included.  The theme this year is integrated industry.  In 2012 there were over 5000  companies exhibiting and 185,000 attendees and that is expected to grow this year so it should be a fantastic show.  If you are one of those attending or exhibiting at the show let us know so we can get together or just drop by our booth for a visit.

    Call CalCo at 847-639-3858, visit our website at www.CalCoCutaways.com 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.

  • Maxx, A Custom Robotic Display Becomes a Global Force to Be Reckoned With After Victory in Asia

    Posted on July 26th, 2012 admin No comments

     

    Gracing our planet for the first time ever, CalCo is proud to introduce you to Maxx. Arriving on behalf of Navistar, a leading global truck and engine manufacturer, this spring, Maxx has come to welcome us all and to spread the word about the global MaxxForce® engine line-up. Maxx is an engaging presence at trade shows where he educates attendees about the virtues of the Maxxforce brand of engines serving the commercial truck, bus and off highway markets across the globe.

    At 9 feet tall, Maxx was designed by CalCo with moving head and arm, a full audio sound system, LED lighting effects throughout, and fully functional transport container for worldwide travel. He speaks seven languages (so far) and can be modified to work in various locations.

    Production for this one-of-kind show display took over 4 months from concept to full trade show representative. To witness the magic of a robotic display, check out the video below. Maxx has already made his first appearance at the Busan Auto show in South Korea, and will be making appearances around the globe very soon.

    At CalCo our goal is to make your visions a reality, and working with you and your ideas, we can come up with a solution that is both budget conscious and wonderfully attractive. Just send your ideas to CalCo and find out what it will take to make them jump off the page and into your customer’s hearts.

    To see more examples of what CalCo can do for you please visit our website at www.CalCoCutaways.com or call us at 847-639-3858.

     

  • Believe It or Not, NOW is the Time to Get Your Displays Ready for Fall Trade Shows

    Posted on March 21st, 2012 admin No comments

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    With the spring trade show season in full swing you may wonder why we are talking about the fall already. During and right after a show is the best time to reevaluate your displays and how successful they are at telling your story to your customers. It is also a good opportunity to take a closer look and see whether they need to be reworked or touched up.  Instead of putting them back in the box and back in storage until the next show,  save on shipping by having them sent directly from the show to CalCo.  We  will work on them over the summer and by Fall you will be ready to shine at your next show. CalCo can make your current display look better than ever or we can create a new one.  We can rework, touch up, re-plate, add lighting, add signage, change/add basemounts or stands, repair or replace shippers.  Just tell us what you want to do and we will make it happen!

    Even if your display has been damaged in transit like the photos below, CalCo can help. Call us at 847-639-3858 or visit our website or Facebook pages to see how we can help you today.

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  • Need an International Shipping Container to Meet Ever Changing Regulations?

    Posted on March 7th, 2012 admin No comments

    International shipping can be complicated due to various countries wood restrictions on incoming containers and constantly changing guidelines. At Calco, we offer two ways to ship your products internationally – heat treating and non-wooden containers.

    Exterior Heat Treatable Wooden Shipping Container

    Exterior Heat Treatable Wooden Shipping Container

    Interior Heat Treatable Wooden Shipping Container

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    Non-Wooden Shipping Container

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    Some countries still allow wood shippers as long as the wood has been heat treated. In this case we offer steel framed wooden shippers that are durable and long lasting. We heat treat and stamp the shippers so they can meet requirements for countries with this restriction. Heat treating is a great short term international shipping solution but if you are looking for the long term we suggest a non-wooden container.

    Non-Wooden shipping containers are steel framed and can withstand the rigors of international shipping but they do not contain any wooden pieces so you can rest easy going through customs. These containers cost a bit more but are recommended if you are shipping to multiple countries or are looking for a long-term solution. Requirements change periodically so with non-wooden shipping containers you do not have to worry about the specific regulations of each country and if they are changing. If you need a shipping container to meet your international needs give CalCo a call at 847/639-3858.

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