Even if your interest in sports ranks right up there with my interest in shopping (which, for the record, is zero), you’re probably still aware of the NCAA college basketball tournament, also know as March Madness, going on this month. When the term “March Madness” is spoken this, or any time of year, thoughts immediately go to brackets, picks, and who has the best looking uniforms or coolest mascot. This type of March Madness is certainly popular and something I myself get caught up in (my bracket, as of last night, is now officially destroyed, but oh well!). But the equipment industry also experiences its own madness this time of year – well, every three years to be exact.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the biggest industry tradeshow in the country, drawing in more than 100,000 attendees. Companies from all over the globe come to show off their best products, launch new ones and see what other companies have been cooking up over the past few years. Add all this to that the fact it’s held only once every three years, and it becomes something even more exciting – our industry’s own version of March Madness. (more…)