October is a very popular month for industry tradeshows and Graham Spray Equipment took part in a couple of them. There were two shows that Graham attended specifically: The Deep South Turf Expo and the nationwide GIE+EXPO. Graham brought along a few new things to show and even had YETI® coolers to give away to a couple of lucky show goers.
GIE+EXPO (The Green Industry & Equipment Expo)
Date: Oct. 21 – 23, 2015
Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center
This one-of-a-kind industry tradeshow covered a span of over 1.35 million square feet with over 30 acres of outdoor space (that’s equivalent to 27 football fields!) for the 21,000+ attendees to explore new products and gadgets from exhibitors. There were 704 indoor exhibits and 120 outdoor exhibits. With all the show space and participants, the GIE+EXPO is one of the largest tradeshows in the United States.
Graham’s indoor exhibit showcased their Enclosed Spray Unit and two new products: heavy-duty steel trident aerators and soil tillers. These new tools were also featured in the “New Products” display area.
Other companies exhibited some great inventions, too. Some interesting ones were:
- CIVITAS WEEDfree Brand Concentrate: A hybrid selective herbicide that has no odor and specially formulated with less active ingredients to kill more than 60 listed broadleaf weeds.
- efco Trimmers and Brush Cutters: Professional shaft hedge trimmer and cutters for hedges taller than average height.
The outdoor exhibit at GIE featured two of Graham’s spray units: The GSE 400-gallon unit and the GSE HX800. In addition to the two rigs, a new piece of equipment was added to the booth: a smart trailer attachment that connects to any spray unit.
At the end of the 3-day show, Graham gave away a YETI® 45 cooler. Congratulations to Kevin and Joy LaForce of LaForce Lawns out of Greenback, Tenn!
If you weren’t at the GIE+EXPO show this year to take a look at all of Graham’s products, units and equipment, they can be viewed on the Graham website any time.
The Deep South Turf Expo
October 13-15, 2015
Biloxi, MS at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center
As the inaugural conference for the Deep South Turf Expo (this is a combined effort of turfgrass and golf course associations across the Southern regions: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast), turf managers were able to attend educational sessions, visit tradeshow exhibits and do some industry networking.
Graham Spray Equipment exhibited at this show with their GSE HX800 spray unit in tow. At the end of the conference, another YETI® 45 cooler was given away to Jeff Williams of Lawn Masters. Congratulations!
Want to stay in the know? Visit our Google+ page to check out photos from all of the 2015 shows and follow us on Twitter @Graham_SE_! Be on the lookout for Graham in more (and even new) tradeshows in 2016.