ROLE IN THE INDUSTRY: Mechanic/Technician
COMPANY: JR Wheel
HOMETOWN: Norton, OH
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 30+ Years
FIRST YEAR ATTENDED MATS: 2000
Why Do You Attend MATS?
“I attend MATS to find products to improve my business. By walking the show floor, I was able to find and live demo chain binders that I ended up purchasing that help save a lot of wear and tear on my body. I am able to find products I didn’t know existed beforehand because of the show.”
Why Do You Recommend MATS?
“At MATS, you can actually test out new trucks and products to find the best need for your business. Any questions that you may have, you can get answers here that you can’t get elsewhere. If you are in the industry, you need to make it a point to be here each year.”
“MATS is the only show I go to. It’s the only show I make sure to take off time from work to attend. I never miss this show, the whole industry is really here all at once.”
“I try to get as many business cards as possible for products I am interested in at MATS. From there, we get together with our team and follow up and buy products for our business. Without coming to the show, we wouldn’t have these business relationships to help our company grow and improve efficiency.”
“I’ve bought lighting and oil products here at MATS. Shell Rotella has always been a company we buy products from, and we have created a nice relationship together because of the show. We’ve bought aftermarket exhaust to put on our truck, as well as plenty of other innovative products. We come to the show looking to see what is new in the industry and how it can positively impact our company.”