Wow, lots of trade show in the 4th quarter of last year. Goodson was at the Big-R Show in Las Vegas, the IMIS show in Indianapolis and of course the PRI show in Orlando. I want to first say thank you to for stopping at our booth and visiting with us at these shows. We exhibit at trade shows so we can see you….and to introduce you to new products that we have developed. We are at these shows to listen to you and learn about your business so we can better prepare our products and services to insure we are able to earn that business from you. There are companies that offer similar products that we offer, but the thing that keeps Goodson at the front of the pack is our ability to respond to your needs quickly. Programs such as same day shipping, free freight on back orders, full technical support and our Iron clad guarantee separate us from those other companies.
We get to earn your business the old fashion way. Great products serviced by great people for you our valued customers. Thank you for the opportunity to continue to earn your business today!
IMIS show was once again a great show in the fact we get to see a whole bunch of you engine builders that have not attended any of the recent PRI shows in Orlando. I like Indy as everything is close to the convention center. You park your car, attend the show and then you can walk around the whole downtown while still running into the same people you saw earlier at the show. I look forward to seeing you all again this year for another show on December 8-9-10
PRI Show has and always will be one of those “must-do” destinations for a trade show. Orlando attracts a huge international crowd, and this year was no different. Goodson has had the same booth location every year in Orlando right across the street from Sunnen. This year’s show was really well attended and we were very happy to see each of you once again in Florida.
New products we released at these shows consisted of expanding the sizes of our Hyper Finish Diamond Valve Guide Sizing System. We now offer from 4mm up to 14.40mm and yes it still only requires one drive tool. We also released a new Tapered Busing Press kit for Diesel connecting rods. Getting that pie or wedged shaped bushing into a diesel connecting rod has been a challenge to say the least. Now you can remove and install these bushing quickly and affordably with this new tool kit.
Dealer EXPO is a not a new show for us but we did take a few years off as we were at the V-Twin Expo for the last 6 years. At the V-Twin show we have worked with the AV&V high performance line of engine parts. These AV&V valve guides, valves, and spring kits are manufactured of the highest quality and are race proven to meet or exceed your requirements for these V-Twin applications. The Dealer Expo allowed Goodson to launch it new line of AV&V engine parts for Dirt Bikes and ATVs. We selected only ATV and dirt bikes as these engines are out there and they need re-building. I encourage each of you to look for these applications and take advantage of the opportunity when they need rebuilt. Let face it, you have the knowledge, you have the machinery, and you have the place ….all you need is the correct sized tooling and combine all of that and you get an new revenue stream and very happy customer in the process.
AERA will be sponsoring various mini shows through-out the country and Goodson will be at each and every one of these shows in 2011. I really like these smaller venues as I get to spend more one on one time with you as well as see a lot of you that I don’t get to see at other trade shows. The locations for AERA show are as follows:
Thursday, April 28th at School of Automotive Machinists, Houston, Texas
Friday, May 13th at Hendrick Motorsports/Sunnen/Mahle in Charlotte, NC
Saturday, October 15th at Rottler Manufacturing/ BG Machine in Seattle, WA
Thank you all for allowing Goodson to be a part of your business. We look forward to seeing at these or other shows as well as talking to you each and every day.
See ya on the web,