Managing Director, Tommy Sharples and Office Manager, Louise Cross travelled ‘across the pond’ to Dallas, Texas to showcase our TwinBin and Kitting Solutions at the MRO Americas which ran from April 5 –7.
They both arrived into Dallas Fort Worth Airport on Friday 1st April, ready to set up that weekend. (Once they had battled the jetlag, of course!). With the stand set up day planned to take place on Sunday, they spent Saturday exploring the Dallas Area to experience some of the delights of Dallas History and famous cuisine – Everything is bigger in Texas, Right? Staying in Downtown Dallas, they opted to visit the Sixth Floor Museum to learn about the history and assassination of US President John F Kennedy which took place in the very location the museum stood. As photographs were not permitted inside the museum, these are the only pictures of the team upon entry and outside the museum.
The evening meal of choice had to be some of the famous Southern BBQ and located close by to the museum was Sonny Bryans Smokehouse in which the Beef Brisket, St Louis Pork Ribs and Slow cooked Pulled Pork was sampled – alongside some of the largest onion rings they had ever eaten!
After a leisure-filled Saturday – Set up Sunday had arrived!
Taking the team approximately 4 hours, they were all set up and ready for the show to begin on Tuesday afternoon – with the Monday off to explore the rest of Dallas before the show begins (and even a quick visit to see Mumford and Sons on tour!).
Tuesday – DAY 1
The show opened at 12:30 pm and the team were ready to showcase their innovative Storage System Solutions. With visits to the stand from both new and existing customers from the USA and wider world excited to see the TwinBin System plus all our new product developments, Day one was a short but busy success.
Wednesday – Day 2
The second day of the show was the longest day and both Tommy and Louise were excited to meet and greet with all visitors to the stand to demonstrate the benefits of the different storage systems, including RFID technology alongside the TwinBin System.
On the evening of the second day of the event, Louise and Tommy received invitations to an extravagant reception hosted by one of our many valued customers which included magicians and contortionists
Thursday – Day 3
The third day of the event was another shorter day – but that did not make the day any less busy on the TwinBin Stand! With a few potential new customers interested in the benefits the Twinbin can offer, we are looking forward to what the future holds with TwinBin and the USA.
Day 3 – Closedown
Closedown of the stand was planned once the end of the third day had finished and with a heavy heart, the team packed the stand away.
The event was a successful first USA Exhibition for our Company and we would like to take this opportunity to thank those that visited our stand.
The team representing Hurst Green Plastics and the TwinBin had this to say:
‘The trip was a fantastic opportunity to meet existing customers (some for the first time!) but also to create new business contacts in a part of the world that is still pretty unexplored for our growing company. We are now looking forward and are excited about our future events across the globe including Farnborough Airshow, IMHX and Avalon Airshow’