Article: The North American Pavillon

A total of 68 exhibitors from the USA and Canada are present at the EuroShop 2008. Most of them are to be found across the trade fair. However, in hall 3, there is a joint stand: the North American Pavilion.


One of the exhibitors is Vulcan Springs & MFG. Co. from Philadelphia. The company manufactures springs, plastic scrolls and other small utilities which simplify the life of the sellers. For example: springs in different sizes move products. If a customer takes an article out of the shelf, the next article is automatically moved forward by the spring so that the first place in the shelf is never empty. "A joint stand is really convenient for us", says Vulcan Springs representative Scott Rankin. "We offer tiny products, so a huge stand would not make sense at all. We are happy to be part of the North American Pavillion. We find ourselves in a direct neighborhood to our clients, so we can keep up our relationships." Vulcan Springs is participating in the EuroShop fair trade for the fourth time.

His neighbor in the joint stand is Bob Zirngible, Sales Representative of Hankscraft, Wisconsin. He uses the fair trade to present his visions of modern drive engineering. Hankscraft produces small motors to animate displays as well as LED lights. "The future? Solar motors!" says Zirngible. "Solar motors can be used up to seven years, they are environmentally acceptable and they can move several ounces."