Hose & Coupling World had the recent pleasure of attended the IDCO 1st Tradeshow in Fort Worth, Texas, held on February 13 to 16, 2017. An Industrial Distributor Co-operative, IDCO is comprised of private distributor members, located across the U.S. coast, engaged in supporting the distribution of hose and coupling products. Winners at the IDCO awards dinner and banquet included Flexaust, in the 2016 Supplier of the Year category, and Amazon Hose & Rubber Company as IDCO 2016 Member of the Year.
With hundreds in attendance, suppliers were out in force displaying their products at the full day tradeshow portion of the event, held on Feb. 15th. Many leading suppliers promoted new and innovative hose and accessory products, including Texcel’s introduction of their new food & beverage line. Other highlights of the four-day event included presentations from keynote speakers -including a presentation from Debbie Mitchell of NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute – supplier spotlight presentations, time allotted for scheduled meeting sessions, training sessions, as well as the closing Bull & Brew event.