Hundreds of electrical and alarm professionals pack the room
Bill Donahue, president of Crown Supply (Providence, RI & Milford, MA), ADS (Cranston, RI & Milford, MA) and The Lighting Shoppes (Providence, RI & Milford, MA) and his hard-working team have successfully launched the first New England Electrical & Alarm Expo, and it was by all indicators a smash hit.
Staged at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI on September 11th, there were over 50 vendor booths on the show floor representing more than 400 electrical, low-voltage, lighting, tool and alarm manufacturers. The floor was packed all afternoon with upwards of 600 registered attendees. Equally most of the nine training sessions that were offered were filled to overflow, prompting the adding of more chairs.
The exhibitors were ecstatic with the turn out “Congratulations on hosting a very good and successful show,” said Patrick Cuddy, New England Regional Sales Manager for Klein Tools, Inc. “Klein was happy to partake in the event and the booth was busy the entire show, right up until the end. “We made substantial sales and created a lot of future interest.” According to Paul Hoey, New England Sales Manager for Napco Security, “This was a great show. We do a lot of shows and they start to feel a little stale. But this EXPO felt fresh and exciting.” And Paul Lepre from David Role & Co, said, “I couldn’t believe when I walked in and saw the layout; how really professional it looked. As a first show I wasn’t expecting anything this nice. And I am thrilled that they registered over 600 attendees. I think everyone did a great job pulling this together.”
There were over 18 winners announced during the show ranging from members engineering firms, security contractors, electrical contractorsd, facility maintenance teams, property management companies and others.
From the opening bell to the show’s wrap-up, the excitement never wavered, as sales were made, deals put in place, and new business relationships struck up. “We are both overwhelmed and humbled at the excellent turnout for a first-time event,” said Bill Donahue, President of Crown Supply. “The response from the industry was off the charts, and I have already had people coming up to me saying they want a bigger booth next year. I also want to thank the teams of associates from Crown Supply and ADS of RI who worked hard to bring this all together, their efforts were outstanding. Particular thanks to Jim Cunningham, our Marketing Manager at Crown Supply, Jay North and Kurt Goding of Crown Supply, and Tom reilly, our general manager at ADS of Rhode Island. We could never have accomplished all that we did without the massive group effort these folks lead.”
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