ECR International recently held its ECR EXPO at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The 2017 ECR EXPO buzzed with wholesalers, contractors and industry partners at the indoor trade show and outdoor live-fire demonstrations. This was the first event of its kind for ECR International.

Many attendees talked about their favorite aspects of the show, but a crowd favorite was the outdoor demo area.

“Well worth the trip, and you get to see and test out products before making the decision to purchase,” said Paul Grande of Paul’s Plumbing & Heating in Rome, N.Y.

“For me, the most effective part of the show is the networking and all of the advice I received,” facilities engineering student Mike Pantos Jr. said.

Breakout sessions included Ellen Rohr of Business UNcomplicated and Jose-Antonio Pérez, group marketing manager for BDR Thermea. During the reception preceding a plated dinner, Steve Grogan, New England Patriots Hall of Famer and 16-year veteran of the Patriots, was on-site for a meet and greet and also took part in ECR’s giveaway of 15 pairs of VIP tickets to the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Opening Day Game at Gillette Stadium.

“We appreciate all of our friends and partners that came out and made this event a success,” ECR Intl. Director of Sales Dave Walsh said. “This was a great opportunity to show the industry all the brands that ECR has to offer in one spot. Even more importantly, our customers got a peek at the new products and amazing technology we have to offer by now being a part of BDR Thermea. We hope we can build on this moment and hold future events that will bring value to our customers through the country.”