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Atlantic Industrial Exhibition to take advantage of positive trends in Atlantic Canada

Halifax, NS -- July 8, 2002 -- The Atlantic Industrial Exhibition (AIE), Atlantic Canada's only broad-based industr...

Halifax, NS — July 8, 2002 — The Atlantic Industrial Exhibition (AIE), Atlantic Canada’s only broad-based industrial show, provides the opportunity for buyers of MRO and industrial components to meet face-to-face with the industry suppliers. AIE 2002 takes place Sept. 18 and 19 at Exhibition Park in Halifax, N.S.

The increasing number of positive economic forecasts for Atlantic Canada – including off-shore petroleum development, a rise in the number of new construction projects and increased exports to the United States – make it more important than ever for manufacturers and industry professionals to remain abreast of the latest technologies and advancements in the industrial sector, according to show organizer Reed Exhibitions.

“AIE provides attendees with the opportunity to source suppliers, compare products and find new solutions to their industrial challenges, condensing months of research into a one-day visit,” says Elaine Harris, group show manager, Reed Exhibition. “Attendees and exhibitors alike are discovering that trade shows like AIE are becoming an integral part of the way they conduct business.”

Suppliers and distributors from the Atlantic region who will be exhibiting at AIE include Schooner Industrial Ltd., Fundy Grinding, Rideout Tool & Machine, Steeplejack Services and Apex Industrial Supply.


“AIE provides us with a way to differentiate ourselves from the competition,” said Keith Parlee, president and general manager of Apex Industrial Supply. He added that this year, in addition to focusing on the latest in product advancements, the company will be using the show to highlight inventory management and e-commerce services that are proven to lower costs in the procurement process.

“The show is an opportunity to literally demonstrate to our customers the things we are doing to improve the daily process of procuring goods, outside of what we already do in bringing product solutions,” said Parlee. “The show is simply one of the best ways to get our message out.”

Other new products and services on display include: Hyatt Industries’ low-cost ISI Snapshot infra red camera; a new line of ‘U-Tube’ heat exchangers from S.E.C. Heat Exchangers; and Degil Safety Products’ new Wave CSA approved hard hat with the patented ‘easy-lock’ suspension system.

O’Brien Materials Handling will offer the newest chain hoists on the market, and J.W. Coleman will feature two new products from Walter – the ‘Surfox’ Weld Cleaning System and the ‘Bio-Circle’ parts Cleaning System.

For a more comprehensive list of new products on display, visit the show website at

The 2002 Atlantic Industrial Exhibition is sponsored by The Canadian Fluid Power Association and is endorsed by the Canadian Welding Association. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

Atlantic Industrial Exhibition is produced by Reed Exhibitions. For more information, visit or call 1-888-322-7333 or 416-491-7565.