It is amazing how time flies. It doesn't seem all that long ago that we were meeting for the 2010 Southern Dry Cleaners and Launderer's Show, yet here we are into the first week of June and the 2012 Southern DryCleaners & Launderers Show is only 3 weeks away and from what I am hearing from those that exhibit at the trade shows, this show is going to be a good one.
This year's show will be held in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center from June 22 thru June 24 and with over 70 companies exhibiting at this years show, every facet of the dry cleaning industry should be represented. There will be every type of equipment on display, from boilers to dry cleaning machines. The soap and chemical companies will all be in attendance. If you are seeking new software or computer systems for your dry cleaner, this is the place to see them in operation and do not forget about the distributors.
This year's show will also feature industry experts that will be conducting seminars on several subjects including dry cleaning plant maintenance (my favorite), as well as successfully operating routes and several more.
This show only comes around every 2 years and is a great opportunity for those of us that live in the Southern US to attend one of the best dry cleaning related trade shows in the country, without having to travel too far. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet up with old friends from the industry, make new friends, see the latest innovations, learn from the experts or to just take a well deserved break. So make plans to come to Tampa, FL on June 22 thru June 24. I will be working in the R.R. Street and Co. Inc. booth, stop by and say hello. I hope to see you there!!!
For more information regarding travel, accomdations, tickets, etc. Visit the Southeastern Fabricare Assocations (SEFA) website.