May 11th, 2011 - The 2nd day at the National Hardware Show was as awesome as the first. We got to meet a lot more people and had more people visit our booth to check out our products. We had manufacturers and companies who came to visit who were really nice, down to earth and interested in selling our products. It was a wonderful feeling to network with so many successful companies and we hope to keep in touch even after the show. We passed out a lot of our business cards, brochures and our popular Mesa Gazette newsletter.
Our Mesa Gazette newsletter featured topics on security safes and the benefits of an all steel safe compared to a plastic safe. It was a big deal for us as it was for those who received the newspaper because it informed them about the difference between the two types of safes. Many people who picked up a newspaper were amused with the comics, personals and our crossword puzzle. We hope to have delivered a fun experience, but also an educational one for those who came through.
We're still getting a lot of attention with our Hitch-Hiker safe. Many people just love the fact that they can store their valuables without having to bring it along with them during their outdoor activities. No more worrying about losing your keys or misplacing your wallet when surfing or snowboarding. Our hitch safe wasn't the only safe getting all the attention. Our fire and gun safes also sparked massive interest. A lot of folks wanted something that can store their firearms to protect against theft and fire. Our gun safes were the ideal choice. With summer approaching, many people were interested in our fire safes to protect their valuables under extreme heat or in case of any fire emergencies. We were really eager and motivated to answer any questions people had.
We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth so far. It’s an honor and pleasure to share our products with you. The same goes for those who have also shared their products with us. From all the different companies we’ve connected with so far, its no wonder the National Hardware Show is one of the most respected and valued shows in the world. We still got one more day ahead of us and we’ll certainly make the most of it. We would also like to thank those who have been following us on Twitter.
May 10th, 2011 - Day 1 at the National Hardware Show was a huge success! We were very excited to meet everyone who attended the first day, and also our booth neighbors. The different products we saw from all the different manufacturers and companies were spectacular and innovative. It is definitely a pleasure to be a part of the biggest hardware show in the country and have the opportunity each year to share our new products.
The National Hardware Show opened up with a huge commencement and even featured the Las Vegas High School Marching Band. Ourbooth is setup in the Hardware Tools section that features safety, security and locks. The first day we had a great turn out. Many visitors came to our booth to check out our new product line.
Our Plastic Vs. Steel campaign has been a huge hit. We saw a lot of heads turning towards our Plastic Vs. Steel video, many couldn’t believe what they saw. They were surprised with how easy it is to break into a plastic safe compared to a steel safe.
The video demonstration wasn’t the only thing turning heads. We also got a lot of interest on our new hitch safe. They loved how it was portable and durable enough for the outdoors. The extra hitch attachment feature was just icing on the cake.
We’re definitely looking forward to Day 2 of the NHS hardware show. We’ll keep you updated on what’s going on, and what we’ve been up to throughout the show. You can follow us through Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/mesasafecompany) with any updates. If you happen to be at the show, our booth number is #7425. Come visit us and say hi!
The Mesa Safe team will be heading over to Sin City to attend the annual National Hardware Show. The National Hardware Show will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center hosting and attracting a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry professionals. The show is held every year by Reed Exhibitions housing after-market products that bring together manufacturers and resellers of a wide range of products used to remodel, repair, maintain and decorate the home and garden. The show is a 3-day event that starts on Tuesday, May 10th until Thursday, May 12th.
The first ever National Hardware Show created by Abe Rosenburg of General Tools and Charlie Snitow, General’s Chief Legal Council took place in 1945 in New York City. In the early 1960s, Reed Exhibitions acquired Snitow’s trade show business and moved to Chicago’s new McCormick Lakeside exhibit hall in 1975. Then in February of 2003, Reed Exhibitions announced that the show would be moving to Las Vegas.
The National Hardware Show is divided into 9 different segments to provide easy navigation throughout the event. The featured segments are hardware, homewares, lawns, paint, plumbing, storage, tailgate products, inventors spotlight, and now featuring, pet products.
Mesa Safe has attended the National Hardware Show before where they will be located in the hardware and tools segment. This segment alone will feature up to 650 different manufacturers and is broken down into specific product categories. Some of those categories include automotive, licensing, storage, knives, hardware, cables and more. You will have access to all sorts of different products; participate in interactive demos and an opportunity to network with other manufacturers.