The National Safety Council 2013 Congress and Expo was an action-packed three days filled with opportunities, networking and showcasing of new solutions from Accuform Signs and the safety industry in general.
Sporting one of the largest, most functional and colorful-looking booths on the expo floor, I think we demonstrated our ability to WOW! customers and continue to offer our world-class customer service - even at a tradeshow venue.
Accuform prides itself on new product development, and this year was no different. Sporting an entire section of the 20 x 30 island booth were new products including STOPOUT™ brand lockout/tagout solutions, Mirror Awareness Guards (M.A.G.s™), printed 5S shadow pegboards, Store-Drawers™ (foam drawer inserts) and a host of other products that will Inform, Protect, and Motivate your employees, contractors and visitors to work safely on your production floor.
“I can remember working for Accuform some 15 years ago,” mused Tom Kirby, Accuform’s new National Accounts Director. “Our booth was in the back corner of the show hall and MSA, who’s been attending the show for nearly 100 years always had the best space on the floor. And this year, Accuform is right next to them on center stage. We’ve certainly come a long way.”
For the second year in a row, Accuform has conducted Safety-Talks, short and concise 5-minute presentations conducted every half hour on the hour on hot topics in the safety industry. This year, Safety-Talks were conducted by Adam Fein, Accuform’s Gulf Coast District Sales Manager. This year’s talks included:
GHS – the timeline, training and implementation in your facility.
Lockout/tagout – what are the proper steps for the control of hazardous energy
Safety Motivation – How do you motivate your employees, contractors and visitors to work and take safety precautions in your facility?
Personalization – the Shamrock Foods case study and the concept of Front Gate to Back Dock
The new ANSI Z535 Sign Standard – what does the new ANSI sign standard mean to you? What about the OSHA signage you have already in place?
And new to the stage were Accuform’s very own Matt Johnson – Director of New Products and Paul Johnson, Director of Continuous Improvement. The cousins conducted their very own presentations on three adhesive applications: See-Thru Glass Graphics, Removable Wall Wrap Graphics and Heavy-Duty Wall Wrap Graphics. They pulled as many as 30 attendees with their lively and team effort.
All of the presenters did a great job drawing crowds to the booth and educating attendees to Accuform’s depth and breadth of education and facility identification solutions.
See you next year at NSC2014 in sunny San Diego!
Here's what happened last year: Accuform at NSC2012.
About Accuform Signs
Accuform Signs, located in Brooksville, FL, is the leading manufacturer of facility safety identification products. Founded in 1976, Accuform Signs sells products to a network of distributors throughout North America, South America and Asia. From personalized safety signs, safety tags and labels, to traffic safety and lockout/tag out products, Accuform Signs provides the products and sales support for the distributors that define the safety industry.