Demolition Contractors Hold Convention in Las Vegas

The National Association of Demolition Contractors (NADC) held their annual convention at the Mirage in Las Vegas March 10-13. While the number of attendees was slightly lower than usual, most of the exhibitors were pleased, according to Michael Taylor, Executive Director at NADC. Most liked the hall itself and the setup of the exhibits.

"The turnout was as expected. When you consider the current economy, the timing of Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2002, and the recent fear of flying, the number of attendees was exceptional", stated Mr. Taylor.

Nearly 120 companies booked space at the 90,000 square-foot indoor convention hall at the Mirage. Roughly 1150 attendees were present. Some of the major exhibitors included Komatsu Ltd., Caterpillar, Inc., Eagle Crusher Company, Inc., and Stanley-LaBounty Manufacturing.

For one company, the NADC convention was the first show in which they have ever purchased space. Ward Demolition, out of Auckland, New Zealand, marketed attachments at the convention and was very pleased with the reception they received.

Jimmy Slavin, from Komatsu Ltd., believes the NADC is very important. "The NADC is highly respected and appreciated by Komatsu. While small, they greatly benefit the industry", said Mr. Slavin. Komatsu sponsors the banquet at the annual convention as part of the support they offer to the organization.