North American Exposition (NEX ’98) will host a number of seminars, including an all industry forum Oct. 17 on contractor consolidation.

Panelists will give five to 10 minute presentations on contractor consolidators and how they affect the industry, followed by discussion, question and answer periods.

Some of the panelists include the past president of the PHCC-NA, president of EMCO in Ontario and other representatives of contracting and plumbing companies.

Jim Olsztynski, editorial director of PM and editor of PHC Profit Report, will be moderating the seminars. “This forum represents the best chance for people in the industry to understand the complex changes that are taking place now and for the foreseeable future,” he said.