October was a very popular month for industry tradeshows and Graham took part in a few. From Kentucky to Florida to Alabama, customers, new and old, could get a glimpse of what Graham has to offer and even check out the new Enclosed Unit and steel aerator drums which were only being shown at the GIE+EXPO.
GIE+EXPO (The Green Industry & Equipment Expo)
October 24-25, 2014
Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center
This one-of-a-kind tradeshow, featuring both GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America, took over 500,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibit space along with 19 acres of outdoor space for attendees and exhibitors to revel in all new products in the industry. At this show, attendees could see outdoor power equipment in action, such as saws and power mowers, along with products in the landscape, garden, hardscape and construction industries. Show goers could also get their hands dirty and test drive mowers on race tracks to see how they maneuver.
Graham had trucks inside AND outside in the demonstration area. The outdoor area featured a fleet of Isuzu trucks with Graham units: GSE HX600+200 split and the GSE HX800. Attendees could climb on and in the rigs to see how they could customize it specifically for them. The indoor exhibition hall featured the new Enclosed Unit with the steel aerator drums surrounding them. The new 3/8” steel aerator drums were also featured in the front of the hall in the “New Products” display area. Even though the new aerator drums are steel, they only weigh 30 more pounds than current plastic aerators. The different colors of pink, green, yellow and black really got the attention of attendees. Graham also did a giveaway for a YETI ® cooler to those who dropped their card off at the booth. Congrats to the winner from US Lawns! The new Enclosed Unit can be viewed on the Graham website if you weren’t at the show to check it out.
October 21-24, 2014
Orlando, FL at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Hosted by the NPMA (National Pest Management Association) every year, PestWorld brings out more than 3,400+ international pest management professionals and researchers to network and find solutions that can help their businesses. This was Graham’s first rodeo to this show and it was very successful and informative. Graham featured some of their smaller units at this show, such as the 200-gallon unit, to show the equipment’s versatility across industries. Graham also did a giveaway for a YETI ® cooler to attendees who dropped in their card as well. Congrats to the winner! Next year, PestWorld will be held in Nashville, Tennessee in October.
53rd Annual Alabama Turfgrass Conference & Tradeshow
October 28-30, 2014
Auburn, AL at the Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center
As one of the biggest events for the turfgrass industry in Alabama, the annual conference brought in turf managers and turf industry companies to learn about weed control, pest management and new turfgrass products. This was the smallest show of the three, but not to be overlooked. There were lots of new customers there as well as current ones. This show will be held in Mississippi next year to encompass more than just the state of Alabama.
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