Oncor sponsored a booth at Fabtech 2011, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding event, held at McCormick Place in Chicago. Terry Preuninger and Sharon Cook lead the team of Ten Economic Development professionals to participate in the four-day show. A big Thank-You to Wes Burnett, CEcD-Andrews EDC, Brian Malone, CEcD-Athens EDC, William Myers-Bridgeport EDC, Bonnie Hunter-Commerce EDC, Thom Lambert-Crockett Economic & Industrial Development, Tommy Tucker-Mexia EDC, Bekki Roberts-Seagoville EDC, Charley Ayres-Temple EDC, Danny Booth-Terrell EDC and Roger Feagley-Sulphur Springs/Hopkins Co. EDC for making this a successful event. Our booth saw brisk traffic and reported twenty-four solid contacts with eight quality leads to follow-up. Attendees and exhibitors were upbeat about business and the economy. Several exhibitors announced record results at this year’s show.
The final numbers haven’t been reported at this time but 30,000 visitors were anticipated and over 1,200 exhibiting companies covering more than 450,000 net square feet of floor space.
As a part of the week’s events, Aaron Demerson, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, partnered with Terry Preuninger, Oncor, to host a luncheon for the community participants with special guest Minah C. Hall, ESQ Managing Director in True Partners Consulting’s Chicago office.