JLA and Saelger Showing at HDExpo a Success

Las Vegas – J.L. Anthony successfully partnered with Saelger Shading to display and network during the recent HDExpo May 14-16 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The show drew 15% more attendees from around the world, and more than 900 exhibitors showcased some truly innovative designs and systems for the hospitality industry.

“This year, it was clear that there is a revitalized excitement in the state of the industry. We saw our most significant attendance numbers to date and welcomed new and innovative exhibitors, as well as leading designers who are changing what we do,” said Liz Sommerville, group show director for the Hospitality Design Group.

Saelger, which represents JLA along with TAO, Nice and Goelst, had a strong presence with partners Karen Goelst and Will Knieper greeting Expo floor visitors in addition to networking during the more than 30 sessions throughout the three-day event.

“While we had reached out to our prospects and customers in the past, seeing all our product groups together helped it all make sense for many people and created a lot of excitement,” said Knieper. “A lot of people mentioned higher activity levels, so the entire show was about positive growth, which we loved.”

Joining the Saelger Shading crew (which included Technical Director Mike Hix) was JLA ’s own Philip Clemmons. He too was impressed with the event.

“The HD expo was a big success, and I was impressed by the number of qualified Architects, designers and specifiers in attendance,” said Clemmons. 

We met people from all over the US as well as Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. I was most impressed with the Saelger group’s presentation: the booth was professional, polished, and well-designed.  I look forward to working with them on future trade show events.”

The event was the first in 2014 for both companies, but likely not the last as demand is up across the board (from both residential and commercial markets) for J.L. Anthony’s lines of luxury drapery hardware.

“You can imagine, with Saelger’s product lines that we would see an up-tick in our more modern designs,” said Clemmons. But it’s really in both traditional and modern lines that we’re seeing growth,” he continued.

“It appears the downturn is over and the development of new projects is full steam ahead!”

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