The Chemical Company (TCC) was well represented at the second biennial Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) June 1st–June 4th at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. TCC President, Robb Roach, attended with Javi Fernandez, AJ Petrarca, and Ray Altenberger.
According to ECS hosts, the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association, the Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology and the New England Society for Coatings Technology, the show was a tremendous success and exceeded all expectations. A series of 40 technical presentations with question and answer periods were held back to back throughout the four-day event. Most show attendees enthusiastically attended the presentations and the show floor often appeared deserted as a result.
AJ Petrarca commented on the venue and event. “The show floor was in the Taj Mahal, in a room off to the side of the casino. The exhibits and seminars were excellent. Now that the ECS has gained some traction, hopefully, they will consider new venues for future shows,” he said.
Ann Fody, Executive Director of Fody Associates, the event planners, said that registrations exceeded 1,100; almost double the number of anticipated attendees. Approximately 130 exhibitors also doubled the number from the previous show.