Monday, April 11, 2011


Posted By Jim Wurm,

Electrical Service: The New Drayage 
If you're shocked by the escalation of gas prices lately you'll pass out when you hear what electrical services for trade shows can now cost.
According to Meeting News, gas prices have jumped more than 19 cents over the past three weeks, approaching the all-time high, according to the Lundberg Survey published Sunday. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.76, the Lundberg Survey found. The previous survey three weeks ago found an average of $3.57. That means prices are now just 35 cents -- "within firing range" -- of the all-time high of $4.11 set in July 2008.

Not to be outdone by the hubris of the oil companies when it comes to setting prices, a recent show in Las Vegas charged $1,139 per hour to rent a condor, and $44 to rent an electrical cord for the show.
It would seem that exhibitor complaints about the cost of drayage may soon be drowned out by the gasps heard when they receive their electrical services invoices.

convention workers at work

Tags: electrical services

This came over the wire from EACA

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