9 tips to make the most of WasteExpo

If you weren't aware the WasteExpo show is right on top of us! The show will be in Atlanta, GA.  Here are the specifics in case you missed them:

Rotary Lift will be in booth # 341!  Make sure you stop by and see us!

EXHIBITS: April 29-May 1, 2014
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

We all enjoy a great tradeshow but for this show we wanted to help you out. We've done the research for you. All you have to do is follow our 9 tips and you will be all set to enjoy the WasteExpo like never before! 

So, let's get started:

Tip 1

We wanted to make sure you knew where we are located! We are sure you noticed at the top but we'll tell you again, just to be safe.  Rotary Lift will be in Booth 341. We will have our MACH Mobile Columns in action! If you've never seen them in person it really is a sight to see. It's not everyday you'd get to walk or stand under this behemoth below! The picture below is what we will have lifted up with six of our Mobile Columns. Below is the Republic Services Python!

As you can see we are getting setup and ready to go!

Tip 2

When you get to our booth don't worry about who to look for; we're going to tell you who'll be there! Below is a list of our representatives for the WasteExpo show. Make sure, when you see them, to let them know The Blueprint sent you.  

Our Attendees:

  • Chuck Hensler, Heavy Duty Product Support and Field Service Specialist
  • Jay Ashworth, Northeast Regional Fleet Manager
  • Doug Spiller, Heavy Duty Product Manager

Sidenote:  Doug's tip for the show is to remember your gel inserts - to our knowledge he [Doug] is not endorsed by Dr. Scholl's.

Here's a pic of Chuck (left) & Jay (right) hard at work. 


Don't miss our live demos!  Ask one of these gentlemen to show you what our Mobile Column Lifts can do. Seeing them in person is a neat experience. In case you can't make it, you can see them in action here:

Tip 3

Don't forget those business cards! You'll be mingling with many in the industry, so you don't want to leave them trying to remember your name. We are all memorable but still, we're not all Burt Reynolds. So, bring those business cards, and leave us, and everyone you speak with, something to remember you by. You have our promise that we will be in touch after the show.

Tip 4

Who's attending? WasteExpo gives you a breakdown of the attendees job functions. Understanding who you can come in contact with can be a very beneficial aspect to know before heading to a show. We hope this list - that is provided by WasteExpo - helps you with those plans. 

WasteExpo Attendees Job Functions:*

  • 34% Owner/President/CEO
  • 23% Sales/Marketing Manager
  • 16% Operations Manager
  • 7% Corporate Manager
  • 5% Environmental Engineer/Consultant
  • 3% Maintenance/Fleet Manager
  • 3% Health & Safety Officer
  • 1% Equipment Operator/Driver
  • 8% Other

*Source: WasteExpo 2011 Post-Show Attendee Survey

Tip 5

Download the Waste Expo app!  They have thought of everything! The list below is courtesy of the WasteExpo 2014 Mobile App page. Below are just a few of the features the app gives you:


  • Breaking news and editorial (get all the latest
    news immediately
  • A fully searchable exhibitor list and mapping to
    booths (find exactly what you’re looking for
    every day of the event!)
  • Schedule meetings with vendors
    (convenience you’ll love!)

Tip 6

Map out who and what you want to see. If you decide not to get the WasteExpo app check out the floor layout for each exhibitor ahead of your visit. You can easily find who and what you are looking for with their easy to use event map - check it out here. You can even make a list of what booths you want to visit and print it off. It doesn't get much easier. Shameless plug, again  - we are located in booth 341!

Tip 7

Dont miss out on exclusive offers from other businesses in Atlanta during your stay! WasteExpo has great offers with its Saving In The City card. Enjoy special pricing on attractions, sporting events, dining, theater, shopping, spas, tours and transportation. Tradeshows are great but they are even better with perks! 


 Tip 8

Follow @Waste_Expo & @RotaryLift on Twitter to keep up with what is going on during the show and after! 

Tip 9

Don't worry about where you will park. WasteExpo has done a fantastic job in getting you prepared for the show. There are over 5,600 parking spaces available near the site of the show. If you like to plan ahead, I know I do, go ahead and get prepared early - Find your parking and transportation here.

We hope this prepares you for the show! Enjoy your stay and have a successful show whatever your goals may be. We look forward to seeing you in our booth. We know making a decision on a lift can be time consuming and some information is hard to find. We will leave you with one extra piece to make those decisions a little easier. 



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