New Rules Please Exhibitors

Legislation passed in May by the Illinois General Assembly was supposed to result in greater work rule flexibility and lower costs at McCormick Place for vendors exhibiting at GRAPH EXPO 2010. The legislation changed certain work rules at McCormick Place to provide greater flexibility for exhibitors in their booth setup and takedown procedures. Exhibitors seem to be pleased by the changes.

“This was the easiest setup ever,” said Ted Van Pelt, President of Therm-O-Type. “Our truck got here early and they unloaded us early and even worked through lunch.”

Rick Patterson, President of Graphic Associates, said that he hasn’t had any real problems at McCormick in the past. “At PRINT 09 we had just an informational booth,” he said. “With the new work rules we were encouraged to bring equipment.”

Smart, Inc. President Danny Smart said he has been coming to GRAPH EXPO for seven years. “This year was much easier,” he said. “It was simpler and the changes in the work rules are a positive step.”

So it seems as if the work rule changes have had a favorable effect on exhibitors at GRAPH EXPO 2010.