More than 3,500 attend ISN’s Tool Dealer Expo
Integrated Supply Network LLC (ISN) hosted 3,500 attendees at Tool Dealer Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla. The two-day event, held this year June 26-27, is one of the industry’s largest tool and equipment tradeshows bringing together key suppliers and distributors.
ISN says it focuses on providing the best experience possible for attendees. The company partners with exhibiting vendors to provide the chance to win prizes, such as a brand new Chevy Camaro and $20,000 cash, to providing complimentary spa services including massage, hair, nails and make-up.
Transportation to and from the airport is complimentary, and ISN chooses lavish hotels like the Gaylord Palms, site of this year’s event, for attendees to bring their families and make it a vacation if they choose.
Tool Dealer Expo 2015 did not disappoint, according to the company. Ron Ahlstrom of Ron’s Auto Products, stated in an email to ISN: “Thank you for inviting me to the Tool Expo. It was fantastic! I learned a great deal at the seminars and made some great relationships with the suppliers.” ISN say it is just one testament from among many thank you emails received after the show.
ISN also partners with suppliers to provide training, live show floor demos and introduce many new products. Tool Dealer Expo offered training sessions from Launch, Ingersoll Rand, Bartec, OTC, Autel, Milwaukee, Sunex and many more participating vendors.
ISN also hosted training sessions on the new ToolWeb.com and MobileDealer.com websites. Response to a a sneak peek at the new full line catalog, Tool Book, was overwhelmingly positive, according to the company.
Some of the new products launched at this year’s Tool Dealer Expo are:
- Shop-Vac Portable Air Blowers (Part No. SHV1032000);
- Shinn Fu 25 Ton Blackhawk Platinum Truck Axle Jack (Part No. BHKBP225);
- General Technician Equipment (GTE) “The Grid” docking station with power strip, USB and Surge Protector (Part No. ANCTLG1);
- General Technician Equipment (GTE) Masterbead adhesive dispensing gun (Part No. ANCGTEMB1);
- Monster 12pc Spline T-Handle Extended Universal Socket Set (Part No. MST9112);
- Hickok Waekon Auto Wave (Part No. WAE75000);
- JPW Industries BASH Special Edition 6-1/2" Vise includes a Free BASH 4lb 12" Hammer (Part No. WIL11128BH); and
- Monster Cart/Locker Combo (Part No. MST7235CL).
As Tool Dealer Expo continues to grow, so does the amount of cash back deals and prize list. This year, ISN awarded over $1.2 million in cash and attendees also were entered for a chance to win over $300,000 in prizes.
Prizes included a 2015 Chevy Colorado, 2015 Chevy Camaro, and $20,000 cash from ISN, $35,000 in cash given away by Ingersoll Rand, $10,000 from Lincoln, a pair of 2015 Kawasaki ATV’s from Sunex Tools, a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport from Irwin, a 1928 Dodge Brothers Roadster from SteelmanPro, a 2015 Polaris Ranger from Wilton Jet, a 72” Roller Cabinet from Extreme Tools, a 2015 Can-Am Outlander ATV from Makita and a trip to Australia from RedBack Boots.
ISN says the vendor winning the “Most Spirit” and “Best in Show” awards, Ingersoll Rand, brought in a DJ to keep the crowd pumped all day long, along with autograph signing by Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Fast N Loud, unveiling the IR VW “tool van” detailed by Gas Monkey Garage, a playground for the kids and free snacks and drinks for all.
The show concluded with a Saturday night Farewell Awards Dinner hosted by comedian John Heffron. Prizes were awarded throughout the night to first our vendors for: Best in Show, Most Spirit, Best New Vendor and Best New Product voted on by attendees and Sales Awards based on performance. Cash awards and prizes for attendees followed.
For more information and photos on this year’s Tool Dealer Expo visit: http://tooldealerexpo.blogspot.com/
ISN is planning next year’s event at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando on June 24-25, 2016.
Founded in 1984, ISN is an independent automotive and light industrial tool and equipment specialist, serving wholesalers and distributors around the world.