Day 2 At The NECA Show

Day 2 of the NECA Show kicked off with an important session about benefits and pension.  But a majority of the conversation surrounded the Affordable Care Act, how it will impact individual businesses, and how to figure out what it will cost.



A nice size crowd gathered for the 90 minute presentation, that included conversation on how to calculate what you will owe, how the law progressed to where it is today, and what is still being done to repeal it.



From there, the show began at 11:30 in the morning.  But that apparently was not soon enough, as a huge crowd gathered outside the convention center and waited for the official opening.



Once inside, the show was very well attended by a wide variety of people, from company owners who wanted to learn about new manufacturers to workers who were interested in new supplies or tools.

Many of the companies who spoke with us said they will see a spike in sales as a result of the show, but it was too early to get a good estimation of what those sales will total.  There were very few booths without activity, and one manufacture did say it wished it had a few more employees there to keep up with the size of the crowd at its display.

The NAED booth had a number of contractors stop by to ask about the CEP (Certified Electrical Professional) program.  They learned it is a program for inside and outside sales reps at distributors so they are trained in safety and products.  Many said they will ask their distributors if they have the CEP certification in the future.

Other booths with strong attendance included Milwaukee tools, Southwire, Arlington and Flir.  

The NECA show ends on Tuesday.

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