I just returned from the All American Fastener Show held in Nashville and will report that, although small, the show was terrific. Really, it was. Heidi Voltrauer of Volt Plastics does a great job hosting this show and the exhibitors at the show love being there. What the show lacks in size it makes up in…hmm…let’s call it intimacy. It boils down to a two or three day event and because it is not a huge show the attendees get a lot of time to spend together. I know that may sound like an apology for the size of the show, but it should not. Exhibitors and attendees have time to actually spend time discussing business in a bit more detail. Heidi has a strong core group of exhibitors that support the show and were actively discussing with her where she will hold the next All American Show. I had never spent time in Nashville till the show and I would be glad to go back and spend more time there again sometime. But, I’ll just wait and see what Heidi comes up with next. And, I truly think the show paid for itself which, in the end, is what you hope for from a trade show.