Spring must be in the air, cause there’s lots of cleaning going on. We’ve had a nice review of our Enviromate T630 over at MommyMandy.com.
Amanda writes, “I was completely impressed with the Enviromate T630. I love that I can use this Steam Cleaner on everything! From carpets to my hardwood floors.”.
MommyMandy has also posted some short video clips of the Enviromate in action.
Barefoot Mommy Blog
Our friends at Barefoot Mommies have just posted a great review of the Steamboy T1 steam floor mop.
“I love that the cloths it comes with are washable! I can clean and toss in the washer and not have to worry about ruining it”.
If you’d like the chance to win one for yourself, take a minute to read the full review, and follow the instructions. Good Luck!
This is one of our busiest times of the year as we prepare and finalize the new products that we will showcase.
This will be our second year exhibiting at the International Window Coverings Expo . The Expo is in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia from May 13-16th, 2009. Our booth number is #752.
Our booth will be staffed by Mel and Steve Tramell and the good folks at Southeast Sewing Machine Co.
If you are planning on attending the Expo, have a look at the new MSK-755H heavy-duty blindstitch machine. It’s a terrific machine for hemming heavy fabric with our without blackout. And the best part is the price.
Our workroom sewing machines will also be equipped with the new energy saving Sewquiet 4000 servomotor which are a standard feature on all of our machines, or can be purchased as a replacement for your old clutch motor. Our popular i500 and i700 ironing systems will also be on display, including the longer 11.5′ steam hose and cord sets used by drapery workrooms.
And finally, we are be launching the new MSK-373N/DTACK pleat tacker. This is a remarkable new machine, able to tack a 3/4″ pleat, yet is extremely economical. Priced at just $2,499.00. You’ll not want to miss seeing what this machine can tack.
I’m pleased to say, that we’ve survived yet another Housewares show. The much publicized event was definitely slower this year in terms of overall attendance, but we kept ourselves busy, particularly on day 1 and day 2. Day 3 was a different story. I guess many companies decided to save on the extra nights stay and brought their staff home early.
It’s always a very stressful week, getting the final touches to the booth ready, preparing promotional material, and making sure all of the last minute details have been looked after. After this years show I am more determined then ever to hire a company to do our booth set up and tear down. It’s not that we do so many shows any longer (we don’t), but it’s a very long week as it is, without having to deal with the booth itself. I’ll try to remember this for next year (note to self, remember this).
We did get a chance at the show to say hello to many of our new reps that have come along with Dave at NRPP. A special hello and thank you to the reps that spent time with us, learning about the products and getting to know who we are.
The response from our customers and reps for our new products was very rewarding. We’ve spent a great deal of time on these new items, and I was delighted by the positive feedback.
And of course a special thank you to Alice, Art and Martha for all of their help during the week. We’ve got quite a team here, and they stepped up to the plate like they always do.
Chicago was as schizophrenic as it usually is. One day hot, one day freezing windy cold. You’d never know there was a recession by the line-ups at the restaurants in Chicago. One hour minimum. But the wait is always worthwhile, and our normal spots didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to do it all over again next year.
If it’s March, it must mean we’re in the beginning of our trade show season.
The second big trade show in our season is the very popular National Hardware Show in Las Vegas May 5-9th. This will be our second year at the Hardware Show, and if last year was any indication, this year should be a great show again.
While I have to admit that being a non-gambler, Las Vegas doesn’t hold the same attraction to me as is does for many; I always look forward to a fantastic Thai meal at Lotus of Siam. The food is outstanding, and it’s just minutes away from the Hilton. It’s a great reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the strip, and it’s close enough to the Hilton that we can walk our meal off.
If you are planning on attending the show, please come by to say hello and have a look at some new products for 2009. Our booth number is 35306.
See you in Vegas!