Every year at Groundwater Week several first-time exhibitors make a splash by debuting their products to the industry for the first time.
At Groundwater Week 2018 were 31 first-time companies that introduced their products to attendees in the Las Vegas Convention Center Exhibit Hall.
One such exhibitor attending Groundwater Week for the first time was Crane Pumps & Systems Inc., a manufacturer of pumps, accessories, and services for the municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential markets from Piqua, Ohio. The company saw the thousands of attendees that Groundwater Week regularly draws as a great opportunity for the company.
“The reason we wanted to display here is we think a lot of individuals are going through diversification,” Crane National Sales Manager Riley Kremer says. “A lot more contractors are doing septic work. More and more pump installers are not just doing wells and those are people we need to sell our products to—the people who know pumps.
“I was shocked by the people who came by. Some guys said they didn’t know where to get what we have. We had really good attendance in our booth.”
Of the 31 first-time exhibitors, eight were international, showing the reach of Groundwater Week. There were 36 countries represented, in addition to the United States, among the 5116 who attended the show.
A first-time exhibitor from China, Shenyang Daming Motor Co. Ltd. is a manufacturer of 4- to 10-inch submersible motors as well as AC/DC motors and vacuum pumps for hazardous locations. It enjoyed high volumes of foot traffic throughout the show, but especially on
the first day the Exhibit Hall was open to attendees.
First-time exhibitors had a red notification next to their name in the on-site program to make it easy for attendees to see when perusing the aisles in the Exhibit Hall.
Groundwater Week 2018 saw the number of first-time exhibitors increase as the 2017 and 2016 shows each had 25 first-time exhibitors.