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Tool Dealer Expo welcomes press to exclusive pre-event tour

Tool Dealer Expo welcomes press to exclusive pre-event tour
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 06:00
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The last weekend in June marked the opening of the 2017 Tool Dealer Expo hosted by ISN, the Integrated Supply Network, and was held at the Gaylord Palms hotel and convention center in Orlando, Fla.


ISN was founded in 1984 and is the nation's largest independent automotive tool and equipment specialist serving wholesalers and distributors throughout North America and the United Kingdom. They invited members of the media to attend a pre-event tour, showcasing some of the newest products to market and highlighting additions to their own brand of offerings.

New to the 2017 show was an “outdoors” section, featuring a variety of products anyone enjoying the outdoors would find useful. Ingersoll Rand was out in force with a huge display of the tools they are known for.

New to this year’s show was an outdoors section, featuring products more suited to the hunting and fishing enthusiast than the professional technician. At least, that’s what you would think at first glance. But having been on more than one tool truck over the last 40 years, it immediately becomes apparent that offering these products to the men and women of our industry is just one more way the tool vendors serving them can even out their incomes by catering to their customers’ avocations as well as their vocation.

This is one of two GearWrench mechanic’s sets being offered. Uniquely designed, the GearWrench swivel adaptor should last longer than older, more conventional, designs.

And if the tool guy wants to stay focused strictly on business, he or she would have no problem stocking the truck with the products on display. From improved bench vise designs targeted to the mobile service truck owner to the latest in diagnostic equipment, it could all be found somewhere in the convention center hall. Walking the exhibits during and after the official press tour brought back fond memories of eyeing the latest goodies on the tool truck and wondering how much I could get away with before my better half got upset with the bill!

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