Material handling and logistics are major markets served by Quebec suppliers, and fourteen of them were in Chicago January 21-24, 2013, to exhibit at ProMat, the largest material handling trade show in North America.
Exhibitors included firms that help design new warehouses, build and automate complete assembly lines, and repair warehouse racking damaged by forklift trucks. Other exhibitors showed off new racking and mezzanine units and the latest machinery designed to wrap merchandise on pallets so it’s ready to ship.
Shipping was covered as well. GMR Safety has caught the attention of major companies with its systems for loading dock safety, both inside and outside warehouse doors. Pictured above is Gaetan (Jay) Jette, founder and president of GMR Safety, with the vehicle restraint system he developed to hold a truck’s tire in place until the vehicle is fully loaded and ready to roll.
To see the full list of Québec companies that were present at ProMat, CLICK HERE.
ProMat returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place in March 2015.