Installing even a simple trade show booth can be challenging. Install time is short, space can be tight and union labor rates are high. A good install plan is needed to coordinate the labor efforts and minimize wasted time from start to finish. Having a good install supervisor who’s experienced on the show floor and familiar with your booth makes all the difference.
Most shows recognize Union Jurisdiction in providing install and dismantle labor. Your options are to order either show laborers or contract with one of the many independent labor companies known as Exhibitor Appointed Contractors. These labor companies typically cost more per hours but also attract the best workers from the local labor force.
Here at Exhibit People, our labor strategy is to send a setup supervisor / labor lead on every rental project and hire experienced laborers from Momentum Management, a leading labor company with competitive labor teams in every trade show city . Our supervisor knows your booth in detail and how it was packed within the shipping cases. They arrive early, verify that all freight is present and under-floor power and data cables have been properly installed.
This key person comes with a plan that begins with installing your flooring, staging your booth and starting the building process. Staying steps ahead of the labor team is key to maximizing their productivity, minimizing the labor costs and coordinating the show services.
The days leading up to show opening can be stressful, especially for those tasked with making final preparations for the show. We see this as our opportunity to demonstrate how renting is also about worry-free execution with setting up install labor.
Of course, you’re welcome in your booth space at any time during installation, but if you have other things to get done, we keep you posted and send you updates as we get started and reach milestones. We are your partner on the show floor and we are there to help you get show-ready, which often involves more than just installing your booth like providing you with install labor support.