March '16

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NEW ORLEANS – More than 2,500 people turned out for NTP-STAG's distributor show, dubbed The Expo, to shop from nearly 200 exhibitors. This year's show, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, marked the first time that formerly separate distributors NTP, STAG and Coast Distribution were all together under one roof as a combined company. And while show officials didn't release numbers, the expectation was that it would be the largest RV dis- tributor show ever in terms of dealer turnout and sales. "We don't have the numbers in yet, but we've definitely exceeded any show we've done before, so we're real pleased," said Bill Rogers, NTP-STAG vice president and general man- 42 • RV PRO • MARCH 2016 rv-pro.com The first show since NTP, Stag-Parkway and Coast Distribution all combined offered one large buying venue for dealers. By Bradley Worrell and Jesse Sidlauskas 2016 NTP-STAG Show Bigger Than Ever Exhibitors used The Expo to debut a number of new products. Above left, 3X: Chemistry founder Tom Epstein shares details on his company's reformulated rust blocker. At right, a rep with Hughes Autoformers provides insights on the company's new 50-amp product with built-in surge guard. Exhibitors reported good dealer traffic and solid sales at The Expo.

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