Earlier in 2014, the Reilly Sweeping team attended the National Pavement Expo (NPE) held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from January 8-11. The NPE is the foremost pavement trade show for vendors and contractors who make their living from asphalt paving, infrared pavement repair, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair, and pavement repair.
Representatives from the North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA) also attended the event. NAPSA is a nonprofit association of more than 300 contract sweepers, service providers, equipment dealers, manufacturers, and suppliers. NAPSA is dedicated to providing support and enhancing services to the sweeping industry, and Reilly Sweeping has been an association member for more than 30 years.
During the Expo, our team was able to attend various seminars, functions, equipment demonstrations, and trade show exhibits. Other companies in the sweeping industry visit the Expo from all over the country, so it was a great opportunity for us to connect with them and compare ideas. We were also able to meet with the equipment manufacturers face to face, and to talk with and seek out new suppliers.
At one function, NAPSA took the time to recognize all of the past presidents of the association. My father, Jerry Reilly, was honored to be one of the past presidents recognized. Although he has been retired for 20 years, he truly loved spending the evening telling stories with his old friends, and seeing the many people who appreciated the work that he and his peers did for the industry at the time.
Overall, the National Pavement Expo was very informative and enjoyable for everyone who attended. As part of our ongoing commitment to the industry and our customers, Reilly Sweeping is glad to be able to participate in these events and stay current on the issues in our industry. Contact us if you want to learn more about our participation in the National Pavement Expo and the North American Power Sweeping Association.