Fabtech is always an exciting and electrifying show, and this year in Chicago was no different. The event attendees totaled over 48,000 from 95 different countries. TCI utilized the same booth we did last year, a 20’ x 20’ space with graphics highlighting our values: innovation, service and performance, and also our 7 core markets. This year we brought TCI product literature such as stock color cards, case studies and RAL Decks. We also used this opportunity to launch our new high-performance FenceCoat Gen II platform and highlighted it with various fence parts coated in popular architectural colors. Other powder coated parts we displayed included domes and speed shapes. The bright colors and variety of textures on these pieces brought much attention and people were intrigued by all the options that powder coatings can offer.
Our favorite part of the show was getting the opportunity to chat with attendees and the other exhibitors involved in the Finishing Market. It is always interesting to learn about the new technologies being developed and it gets us excited for the future of our business. The last day of the event was student day, where local high schoolers got to walk the exhibit floor. We enjoyed being able to educate the next generation on all aspects of powder coatings.
All together Fabtech was a great networking and business growth opportunity. We interacted with people from around the world, shared our knowledge and new product innovations, and got to learn more about developments taking place in our industry. We can’t wait to do it all again next year in Vegas!