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Vancouver hosts big MRO trade show

Vancouver, BC – Acklands-Grainger, a distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, hosted ‘The Works’, Canada’s largest maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and safety show, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in February.

Now in its ninth year, the trade show saw 1,900 of the distributor’s customers view products at 277 booths and attending seminars to learn about strategies for effectively managing MRO costs, creating a world-class safety culture and driving business performance through sustainability efforts.

“Acklands-Grainger partners with customers to provide strategic, operational, product and safety support that helps them save time and money,” said Dean Johnson, president of Acklands-Grainger, which is based in Richmond Hill, ON.

A highlight of this year’s show was a 9,000 sq ft factory-themed pavilion that showcased nearly 500 different products and illustrated how businesses across the country can leverage eCommerce capabilities and inventory management solutions to save time and money in buying and managing their MRO purchases. Floor space for all of the exhibits totalled 125,000 sq ft.

See our photo gallery from this event in our Galleries section here.

Bill Roebuck

Bill Roebuck

Bill Roebuck is the Editor and Associate Publisher of Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine and

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